Nutrition-wise blog

  • March 15, 2017

    Family meals and your weight

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

    Eating family meals can have health benefits. Just be sure to avoid these missteps.

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  • March 03, 2017

    Put your best fork forward

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

    Want to eat healthier but can't seem to make the transformation? Try tackling it one forkful at a time.

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  • March 01, 2017

    Why diet still matters after bariatric surgery

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

    Weight-loss surgery means you don't have to diet, right? Wrong. Learn what dietary changes must be followed after surgery.

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  • Feb. 24, 2017

    Simplifying food date labels

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

    Proposed changes to food date labels could reduce confusion — and food waste.

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  • Feb. 07, 2017

    Is it time for an oil change?

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

    The quantity of omega-6 fatty acids in the American diet has greatly increased. And so has the incidence of obesity. Is there a link?

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  • Jan. 31, 2017

    Wearable tech and weight loss

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

    Activity trackers are hugely popular but do they really help people lose weight? The evidence is mixed.

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  • Jan. 25, 2017

    How to choose the right fish to avoid mercury exposure

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

    Is concern about mercury contamination putting you off fish? It doesn't have to. See which fish are good choices and which to avoid.

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  • Jan. 11, 2017

    Paraprobiotics: Next functional food frontier?

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

    Some types of bacteria have health benefits. Research suggests that inactivated forms, called paraprobiotics, may offer benefits too.

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  • Dec. 21, 2016

    Food fraud — Do you know what you're eating?

    Fake Parmesan may have gotten headlines but it isn't the only example of food fraud. Learn how food fraud happens and how to protect yourself.

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  • Nov. 29, 2016

    Is yo-yo dieting dangerous?

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

    You lose weight only to regain it. When this happens repeatedly, it's called the yo-yo effect. It's frustrating — and it may put your health at risk.

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