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Whole grain goodness

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN We are living in a time of unprecedented carb phobia. Messages that try to convince us that carbohydrates are harmful to our health and wellness proliferate on the internet and other media outlets. While it’s true that excessive intake of carbohydrates may have negative effects – especially when…

Eating a healthy meal of salmon and asparagus

Personalize your plate – National Nutrition Month March 2021

By Danielle Johnson, RDN, CDN, RYT This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “personalize your plate,” highlighting the fact that we are all different. While there are basic guidelines on how to be healthy, it can still look very different from person to person. Whether we are looking at your health goals, your culture, or…

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Choose a healthier plate with MyPlate

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Every five years since 1980 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) release an update of their Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA is designed for policymakers and nutrition and health professionals to help individuals and their families consume a…

Bowl of salad

Nutrition in a pinch: When cooking is not an option

By Michelle Murdolo, MS, RD, CDN Sometimes cooking is just not an option. Maybe you’re going through a home renovation, you don’t have a lot of space, you’re traveling, or maybe you just don’t like to cook! Whatever the reason, there are still ways to make sure your body is getting all the nutrition it…

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Emotional eating, overeating, binge eating – is there a difference?

By Danielle Johnson, RDN, CDN What is emotional eating? It can be positive, for example, eating a special meal to celebrate an engagement or cake to celebrate a birthday. Emotional eating can also be negative, like eating for relief, distraction, numbness. Unfortunately, emotional eating is most often referred to in a negative way. When eating…