Food: 5 Back to School Lunch Tips

Believe it or not, it’s back to school time for many kids across the country. If you’re a parent who packs lunch for your kids, don’t despair! Here are five tips from three top registered dietitians to help you pack a nutritious, delicious and safe lunch your kids are sure to love.  Go to the    Continue Reading


Sushi Roll Orders Approved By Nutritionists

5 No-Fail Summer Eating Tips

Disclaimer: I’m a spokesperson on behalf of StarKist. As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. Summertime is the perfect time to regroup, reset or recharge. It’s a great time to shift into a different gear, to reconnect with loved ones (and yourself), and to get organized. If you’re like me,    Continue Reading

10 Lessons Nutritionists Taught Their Mothers

Check out the lesson I taught my mom, and other lessons taught by my RD/RDN colleagues and friends, in this Eat + Run piece for

The Only 8 Spices You Need in Your Kitchen

Check out some top picks to make your spice rack complete in this Greatist list.

Don’t Put Too Much of a Good Thing Into That Healthy Diet

Think your diet is healthy? Even so-called healthy foods can backfire if you overdo them. Check out RDN comments (including mine) in the Chicago Tribune.

What 8 Diet Experts Order at Chinese Restaurants

Check out my response and that of other RDNs order at

The #1 Question Diet Pros Get Asked

Check out responses from several RDNs including me on

9 Processed Foods That Make Clean Eating a Breeze

Think ‘processed’ means bad for you? Processed foods can help you meet your food group quotas and nutrient needs. Check out nine processed foods that I and other RD experts recommend on

How Do I Eat Just One Cookie?

Can you eat just one cookie? I know I can. This is something I taught myself to do. It wasn’t easy at first, but once I gave myself permission to eat what I like and really taste and savor it, it made it that much easier to stop at just one. Eat this, Not That    Continue Reading