The Critical Window of Early Feeding

Did you know that the first 1000 days in a child’s life (conception to age 2) are critical to a child’s health, and potentially his future? What a mother and infant eat during these days can impact the child’s behavior, … Continue reading

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A Toxicology Lesson for Dietitians

I attended a really interesting session about pesticide residue at my state’s annual nutrition meeting, titled, “Organic and non-organic foods and pesticide residue: Important information for nutritionists and dietitians”, presented by Amir Golmohamadi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition … Continue reading

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Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. There’s no shortage of … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps to Planning Family Snack Time

I’ve written about family mealtime in the past, and have supported the idea of “eating together is better” since the late 1990s. Since we know sitting down to eat together supports the physical and emotional growth of children – but … Continue reading

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Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently attended a conference session, sponsored by Bush Brothers & Company, that addressed the topic of meals and snacks. Consumer data … Continue reading

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Where Are You Getting Your Nutrition Advice?

March ushers in National Nutrition Month® – a month to reflect on your eating and exercise habits, and make positive lifestyle changes. It’s also a time when registered dietitians try to convince you to find your diet and nutrition advice … Continue reading

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Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

It’s Heart Month, and it’s a good idea to gradually add more heart-healthy foods to your overall diet. If you are trying to follow a DASH Diet plan and lifestyle, one strategy is to choose well at snack time. Research … Continue reading

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The Growing Probiotic Market

Probiotics. You’ve probably heard about them. People toss the term around in a positive context: “You need probiotics. They’re good for your gut!” But what are they? What types of probiotics are out there, how do they work, and what … Continue reading

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