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New research: Organic vs. Conventional Fruits & Veggies

National Fruits & Veggies Month (September), is over, but the need to eat more F & V continues. The CDC...

Be More Active? On It! But For 300 Minutes A Week? Uh…

People often tell me they like the idea of being active, but they also cite the barriers to getting there:...

2022 Consumer Survey: We’d Choose Pills Over Lifestyle Changes!

It’s shocking and enlightening, and it’s what the International Food Information Council’s (IFIC) 2022 Food and Health Survey is saying...

New Research: Best Foods For Your Moods

Some interesting factoids in a survey from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), about people who reported eating lots...

Buy the “Dirty Dozen”, Don’t Buy INTO It

The Environmental Working Group’s latest annual “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues could scare...

National Nutrition Month: Got FLAVOR Diversity? Go Global!

March should probably be called International Nutrition Month, as this year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” It’s all...

A VERY Plant-Based Meal — With Beef!

Some people are surprised to learn that I, as a registered dietitian-nutritionist, eat meat, including beef.  For some reason, they...

A “Scientific” Definition for “Processed Foods” (uh, oh!)

“Processed foods” have become the new trans-fat. Nearly everyone talking about all processed foods hits them with a “nasty” stick....

News Flash: POTATOES ARE OK AGAIN!

The poor potato has been playing defense for years now.  I speak of “white potatoes”, the poor stepchild of sweet...

“Clean Eating” and “Clean Labels” — What’s The Deal?

“Clean food is healthier.” “Only eat foods with ingredients you can pronounce.” “Only buy foods with clean labels.”  Sound confusing...