Expert Blog Posts

  1. October 2, 2013

    Is the Mediterranean diet more than a diet?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do factors besides the diet itself play a role in the benefits attributed to the Mediterranean diet? 8 comments
  2. March 27, 2013

    Calories reconsidered

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is the formula used for predicting weight loss flawed? What about how calorie counts are calculated? 8 comments
  3. October 3, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 18 comments
  4. September 26, 2012

    Don't go against the grain — Go whole grain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Grains are part of a healthy diet, and at least half should be whole grains. Try these easy tips for adding whole grains to meals. 4 comments
  5. August 22, 2012

    Train like an athlete for better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Let the spirit of athletics inspire you to be the healthiest you can be. 7 comments
  6. August 15, 2012

    Fruit or vegetable — Do you know the difference?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you explain the difference between fruits and vegetables? And do you get enough of both in your diet? 70 comments
  7. May 9, 2012

    How to pick spring's freshest produce

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. What fruits and vegetables are in season now? Find out and get tips on how to choose the cream of the crop. 3 comments
  8. February 1, 2012

    Quick start for a healthy heart

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Take this two-week challenge for a quick start toward a healthier heart. 14 comments
  9. May 26, 2011

    Confused about diet and heart health?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is wine good for your heart? Is sea salt lower in sodium than table salt? Get the answers and make heart-healthy choices. 8 comments
  10. January 25, 2011

    War on salt — Report from the front lines

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. You've undoubtedly seen the reports — Americans eat twice as much salt as is recommended. Efforts are under way on multiple fronts to turn this statistic around. 17 comments
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