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Meal Frequency Around the World: What Can We Learn from Other Cultures?

Many cultures eat small, frequent meals while others stick to three larger meals per day. What are the health implications? Well, there is no global consensus on how many meals one should eat to stay healthy. If the goal is general health and wellness, one should aim to find a consistent eating frequency that provides...

August 19, 2017August 19, 2017by
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Nutrition for the School Year and Beyond

We are nearing the end of summer, and the school year has either already started or is rapidly approaching. If you’re a parent, you might wonder if your child is getting the proper nutrition to stay focused and excel in the classroom. Two opportunities to support your child’s emotional and dietary health are providing a...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Almond Sweet Potato Toast

Enjoy this new take on breakfast toast — a colorful way to start the day. This sponsored recipe is brought by the Almond Board of California as part of Food & Nutrition‘s Recipe Roundup program. Click for more recipes. Almond Sweet Potato Toast Recipe by Karman Meyer, RDN, LDN Ingredients 2 (124 grams) lengthwise slices sweet potato, ¼-inch...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Comparing Pollutant Levels Between Different Diets
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Comparing Pollutant Levels Between Different Diets

The results of the CHAMACOS (Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas) study were published recently. This study of a California birth cohort investigated the relationship between exposure to flame retardant chemical pollutants in pregnancy and childhood, and subsequent neurobehavioral development. Why California? Because California children’s exposures to these endocrine disruptors...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Rosemary Farro with Maple-Balsamic Roasted Grapes and Shallots

Everyone could benefit from eating more whole grains, and I have a pantry full of them! Farro is one of my favorite whole grains, along with quinoa and barley. I love the nutty flavor and chewy texture of farro and its versatility in the kitchen. I have made farro as a base for Buddha bowls...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
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Prep it and Set it — A Rotisserie for the Home Cook

Product reviewed: Ronco 5250 Series EZ-Store™ Rotisserie When I was a younger lass, I remember seeing commercials for the Ronco Rotisserie, and I always dreamed of owning one of my own. I actually asked my parents for one before moving into my college dorm because I thought it would be a great device to cook...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by
A Dietary Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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A Dietary Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, episodic intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. It affects 1 in 7 Americans, although most go undiagnosed. IBS can have a substantial impact on well-being and health, but doctors underestimate the impact the disease can have, particularly the pain and discomfort. Using some measures,...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by
Be Healthier at Work by Breaking These Habits
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Be Healthier at Work by Breaking These Habits

Many of us spend the majority of the work day sitting at a desk. Over time, it can be easy to slip into an increasingly sedentary and perhaps not-so-healthy daily routine. Here are some quick fixes and adjustments to your daily work habits to help you get back on track!  Stop Sitting All Day Here are...

August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
4 Reasons You Should be Eating Watermelon This Summer
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4 Reasons You Should be Eating Watermelon This Summer

Watermelon is a summertime favorite and for some their fruit of choice for hot days, picnics and barbecues. Crisp, juicy and sweet, it’s a refreshing snack that’s packed with nutrients. While the taste of watermelon should keep you happy, knowing the health benefits will keep you coming back for one more piece.  It Has Anti-Cancer Effects Watermelon is...

August 12, 2017August 12, 2017by
Why I Never Gave Up on Pursuing a Career in Dietetics
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Why I Never Gave Up on Pursuing a Career in Dietetics

I often talk about taking steps back when all we want to do is move forward. Why? Because I learned this important lesson in a hard way. Let me explain. When I was younger and living in India, I attained my bachelor’s in food and nutrition and master’s in dietetics, worked as a lecturer in the...

August 11, 2017August 11, 2017by