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Food label lies: how to sort truth from hype
I live in Vermont. I have cows and goats as neighbors. I buy chickens from the farm a mile down my road. I’m...
Could eating red meat increase your risk of breast cancer?
In the past couple of years I’ve really scaled back how much red meat I eat. Partly because I truly enjoy...
3 of the simplest ways to not get sick
With two little kids in daycare, I’m going to do everything I can to keep myself—and indirectly, the little...
4 ingredients that sound healthier than they really are (and 4 that sound scary but aren’t)
As someone who is health conscious, I read a lot of labels. My general rule is to buy foods that list ingredients I can...
6 biggest lies about food busted
The other day while I was making zucchini bread, I cracked an egg and dumped it right down the drain. Total mistake. (...
Is your job making you gain weight?
Not a single one of my jobs has been in a place where I can step outside midday and have my pick of lunch spots within...
6 diet myths to ignore
At the end of a long day, after my kids are in bed, lunches are packed and the kitchen is as clean as it’s going...
Foods to boost—or bust—your guy’s virility
I’m at an age—and stage in life—when half my friends are hoping and attempting to get pregnant and...
Boost your mood naturally with these 5 foods
I’m on a high from my summer vacation—and already not looking forward to it ending. No one wants to trade...
What to eat and what to avoid at the salad bar
In general, I’m not a picky eater, but I am choosy when it comes to salads. I have absolutely zero interest in...
Why veggie burgers aren’t always a healthy choice
When my husband travels for business I don’t have much fun in putting a homemade dinner on the table for one...
10 everyday superfoods—are they on your menu?
I have a love/hate relationship with “superfoods.” What I love about them is that they’re multi-...
Energy snacks for kid athletes
As a kid, I met the end of August with mixed emotions. I was bummed that summer vacation was ending. But I was psyched...
Foods that boost kids' brain power
In my house, I’m the lunch lady. One of the tasks that fall on my side of our family’s “chore chart...
Smoothies that top the calorie charts (and healthy options to drink instead)
I’m obsessed with smoothies. Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe it’s all the fresh berries my husband, Colin...
Why a little chocolate can help your kids eat healthier
What can you do when your kid refuses to eat the very foods he needs most? As a nutrition expert, I know that the...
The best and worst movie-theater snacks (plus, what to eat at home)
Blockbusters and air conditioning make going to the movie theater one of my favorite summer indulgences. But the...
Finally! A pill that might actually boost weight loss
I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine: I don’t take a multivitamin. I know, I know, I’m a...
What’s Fresh: Is corn healthy or not?
When I was writing about corn for the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine, I decided to pose this question...
6 convincing reasons you should keep carbs in your diet
I’m not naming any names, but I have a family member who rarely eats carbs. The reasoning? In their words, not...
4 diet-busting fast-food lunches to skip (and what to order instead)
I recently blogged about fast-food breakfasts that sound healthy, but aren’t—ones that duped even me, a...
Are you getting enough milk?
As a kid, I would get all excited each week when the milkman delivered icy bottles of milk, fresh from the old dairy...
4 healthy-sounding fast-food breakfasts that aren’t (and what to eat instead)
We’ve all been there, me included: standing in line at a fast-food spot or convenience store for a quick...
What should Americans eat? Experts announce 8 new food “rules”
I was happy that Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Beauty foods for younger-looking skin
When I was in high school and college, I got a summer job as a lifeguard. All those hours in the sun gave me what I...
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