Expert blog

  • Dec. 09, 2015

    New food safety rules

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    The FDA recently releases groundbreaking food safety rules. What will this mean for consumers?

    2 comments
  • May 20, 2015

    Ingredients for the perfect picnic

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Celebrate the season with a picnic. Follow these tips to ensure that your picnic is safe and enjoyable.

    6 comments
  • April 17, 2015

    New app helps reduce food waste

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    If you've ever grabbed a food from the fridge only to find that it was past the expiration date, this app is for you.

    5 comments
  • Dec. 03, 2013

    Holiday food safety tips

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Bone up on food safety to ensure that your holiday celebrations don't go awry. 2 comments
  • June 26, 2013

    Summer food safety tips

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Love picnics and cooking outdoors? Don't forget these food safety tips.

    5 comments
  • May 14, 2013

    Safe juicing and blending

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Before you turn on the juicer or blender, be sure to read these food safety tips. 9 comments
  • April 23, 2010

    Raw milk debate

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Fans of raw milk say it tastes better and has health benefits. Public health experts counter that raw milk poses a health threat. 56 comments
July 15, 2017
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