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Three Simple Ways to Rethink Your Health This Summer

The temperature is rising and for many, that means anxiety or stress about summer is rising, too. 
 
If you feel the urge to start working on your “summer body” you’re not alone. But the pursuit of weight loss or restrictive dieting doesn’t actually improve health. As a registered dietitian, here’s what I recommend trying instead. 

The Truth about the Keto Diet

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) I enjoy tasting the benefits of delicious foods in moderation. In doing so, I try to stay away from diet mentality. It is hard to recommend a diet that restricts amazing food groups. The keto diet conversation usually stems from mind-blowing weight loss stories. Is the keto diet the topic of conversation between friends and family? Let's learn more about the Keto diet, so you will know the facts!

 

Cut Through the Clutter: Nutrition Insights for 2019

In 2018, I had multiple nutrition counseling clients come to me, seeking refuge after trying extreme fad diets. The side effects they experienced run the gamut, but they were all negative -- severe GI distress, food preoccupation, unnecessary guilt, dramatic weight loss followed by more weight gain than lost, feelings of failure and more. 

Any Exercise is Better Than Nothing: The Power of a Little Movement, According to New Guidelines

It’s that time of year: Folks are renewing fitness memberships and resolving to move more in 2019.  And that’s a wonderful thing because we all know exercise can help improve our health. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee published brand-new, science-based guidelinesand research-backed reasons (in their executive summary) why regular exercise can significantly enhance our lives. 

Explore a library of peanut nutrition research with this new tool

Nutrition studies are published constantly. Whether you’re a health pro or a health-minded consumer (or both!), sometimes it’s hard to navigate the world of nutrition research. One of our industry partners, The Peanut Institute (TPI) just launched a brand-new research data-base to help clear up the confusion when it comes to peanut nutrition research.

Two “Diets” Worth Trying: Mediterranean & Flexitarian

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is not an advocate for extreme diets that cut out whole food groups. But there are two eating patterns I can get behind: Flexitarian and Mediterranean. I view them as eating patterns because they are relatively sustainable and health-promoting. Both the Mediterranean and Flexitarian diets include all food groups and provide more variety than fad diets. 

Recipe Video: 8 Ways to Introduce Peanuts Early

With the latest research suggesting early peanut introduction, we’ve rounded up eight ways on how to feed peanut butter to baby.

Turning six months was a big milestone for our sweet baby boy. He started crawling forward on his half birthday, cut two teeth, began pulling himself to standing and started solid foods. He’s still our happy go lucky baby and it’s been fun to watch him discover new things, especially as we begin our baby led weaning journey.

Restaurants & Water: Foodservice industry makes strides towards sustainability except in one key area

One-third of consumers worldwide prefer to buy food from sustainable brands.

That’s according to a recent surveyof 20,000 adults from five countries, including the U.S, which was conducted by Unilever – a transnational consumer goods company. 

After attending Menus of Change(MOC), an annual summit hosted by the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, I learned how the food service industry is making moves to listen to consumers’ concerns. The good news is that chefs and other food service leaders are working to improve environmental health – but there is still great need for change in one specific area: water sustainability.

    

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