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The Scrumptious 7: Light Bites & Tasty Treats

I was thrilled to get in the kitchen to prepare 7 delicious, decadent, but healthful foods to snack on, make as an appetizer, or have as dessert this time of year for a segment I did for Fox’s Good Day Street Talk here in New York City. Some recipes came… Read More

From Me to Oprah: Tips for Managing Weight & Life

Several months ago, I was fortunate enough to meet and spend a few minutes with Oprah. Meeting her and speaking with her was a lifelong dream of mine, and I am still overwhelmed that we had the unique opportunity to stand face to face. As both a long-time fan of… Read More

Best Breakfast Bets for Kids (and Their Parents Too!)

Just today, I received an email from my good friend Jen. Here’s what it said: “The other morning at breakfast before school, Jared said “Mom, can you ask Elisa for some breakfast suggestions that will give me energy and not make me feel so tired….?” I’m so glad my 9… Read More

Swimming in a Sea of Chocolate Milk: Is it a Healthful Option?

If you’re my contemporary, you’re likely familiar with the expression “Raise your hand if you’re sure” in commercials for a popular deodorant. But now, a new campaign from the dairy industry that will launch on Monday November 16th and ask you to “Raise your hand for chocolate milk” may put… Read More

Are You An Entitled Exerciser?

After growing up marginally overweight, unable to run even a mile without stopping (and panting), I moved to Manhattan in the early 90’s. My fiancé (who eventually became my husband) encouraged me to start running with him. I got hooked and decided to challenge myself by running in a race.… Read More

Can You Catch Diabetes?

It’s not like the flu–you can’t catch it by having an infected person cough or sneeze on you or shake your hand. Nevertheless, diabetes, a group of metabolic diseases characterized by chronic high blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels, may creep up on you without you even knowing it. According… Read More

Afraid to Eat? 4 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Sick From Food

Just last week, the Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a list of the 10 FDA-regulated foods that account for about 40 percent of all reported foodborne outbreaks in the U.S.. Healthful vegetables, including leafy greens, potatoes, tomatoes (my personal favorite), and sprouts made the list, as… Read More

Turning the Tables on the Food Police

Just last weekend, I took my sons to see the clever and enjoyable animated movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. In the movie, a young boy-turned-man with a penchant for invention creates a machine that converts water into food. He does this to provide the townspeople of Swallow Falls… Read More

A Call to Action: Fixing Big Food to Fight Diet-Related Diseases

In an informative New York Times Op-Ed piece today by Michael Pollan, the author makes a compelling argument that in order to significantly and substantially  reduce our nation’s health care costs, it needs to step up the plate and overhaul the food industry. He points out what many of us… Read More

Seals of Approval on Food Packages

I just read through an interesting article in the New York Times business section about the new “Smart Choices” food labeling campaign that allows food products that line grocery shelves to bear a green check mark to indicate they are so-called “smarter choices” among the sea of food products available… Read More