Nutrition-wise blog

  • June 02, 2015

    A new way to view fat

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

    Instead of talking about limiting the fat in your diet, experts are moving toward describing what an overall healthy diet might look like.

    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.

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  • May 08, 2015

    Dietary supplements: Greater accountability needed

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

    Dietary supplement firms don't need FDA review or approval prior to marketing their products. After a product is on the market, the FDA can take action if the supplement is found to be unsafe or if a new dietary ingredient has been added.

    8 comments
  • May 01, 2015

    Seniors — Beef it up to prevent muscle loss

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

    Age-related loss of muscle mass

    11 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.

    3 comments
  • April 17, 2015

    More gluten-free grains

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

    Avoiding gluten doesn't have to mean giving up on needed fiber. Get the scoop on these gluten-free whole grains.

    1 comment
  • April 02, 2015

    More reasons to eat less salt

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

    Blood pressure isn't the only reason to go easy on the salt. Too much salt can also affect the brain, heart and kidneys.

    4 comments
  • March 26, 2015

    Gluten-free whole grains

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

    Dietary guidelines recommend that half of your daily servings of grains be whole grain. How can you meet that goal if you're avoiding gluten?

    18 comments
  • March 06, 2015

    Waste not, want not

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

    By making small changes in how you buy and prepare food, you can toss less, eat well and save money.

    2 comments
  • Feb. 20, 2015

    Cholesterol — the controversy continues

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

    New guidelines coming out later this year are likely to scrap the long-standing recommendation to limit foods high in cholesterol. What does this mean for you?

    18 comments
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