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Eating Seeds: Five Ways to Fit Them In

In the new book, The Need for Seeds – How to Make Seeds an Everyday Food in your Healthy Diet, dietitian Jane Dummer explains the numerous health and nutrition benefits of chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Her book includes the science… Read More
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Three Eating Tips to Help You Get Ready for Summer

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with Planters Peanuts. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With spring in full swing and summer just a few shorts weeks away, if you’re anything like me you’ve begun to clean up and organize everything from your overstuffed closets and… Read More
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New App Gets Kids Excited About Nutritious Foods

Do you, like many parents, find it a challenge to turn your kids on to good-for-you foods? If so, there’s a new gaming app called FoodLeap that just may help. Created by registered dietitian and mom, Melissa Halas-Liang in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association,* the free app is designed… Read More
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Cooking Tips to Help You Savor the Flavor of Food

Even though National Nutrition Month—the brain child of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—has come to a close, I hope you will still find ways to savor the flavor of eating and living well. To help you celebrate the flavor of foods, here’s a fabulous guest post from cookbook author… Read More
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Tips to Help You Get a Better Gut

When you think about getting a better gut, do crunches and core work come to mind? While I’m certainly all for exercise to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and to keep your waist size in check (especially since excess abdominal fat is linked with an increased… Read More
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Spring Into a New Season with Food, Fitness & Fiction!

Hello! Hope you’re enjoying a great start to spring! I wanted to share with you my latest Food, Fitness & Fiction newsletter. My goal for now is to do them quarterly and to provide you with links to help you eat and live better. When you click on this link,… Read More
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5 Tips to Help You Savor the Flavor of Food

Do you and your family want to eat better and live a more healthful lifestyle? Easier said than done, right? If you have positive intentions but don’t know where to start, or if you just need a little nudge (if not a kick in the pants),  Food, Fitness & Fiction… Read More
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6 Tips to Nourish Kids

Below you’ll find part three of my four-part National Nutrition Month series. When you think of nourishing kids, you think about food first, right? While it’s important to provide nutrient-rich foods and meals to kids and to also empower them to get involved in the process, nourishing their spirits and… Read More
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9 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Eating Success

Below you’ll find part two of my four-part National Nutrition Month Series. If you think healthy eating is impossible, the following nine tips are sure to put you at ease and help you and your family set yourselves up for success on the eating front. Plan meals ahead of time.… Read More
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6 Mindful Eating Tips

Below you’ll find the first installment of my four-part National Nutrition Month series. Enjoy! Nutritious eating shouldn’t just be about the foods you choose; it should also be about enjoying food and the eating experience. Because many of us are super busy with work and school and a mile-long daily… Read More