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Top 5 holiday temptations & how to beat them
Last week I was watching a cooking segment on TV, when the anchor suspiciously questioned the chef about how much heavy...
4 of the healthiest nuts to pick at the party
If you’re eating with my husband and me you need to be quick to get what you want when it comes to certain foods...
Report: We Don't Need More Vitamin D and Calcium
In a report likely to send shock waves through the dietary supplement industry, the Institute of Medicine (IOM)...
Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Passes House 264-157, Awaits Obama's Signature
The House of Representatives has passed the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, the Associated Press...
How to fight colds and flu: What works and what doesn’t
The much-dreaded cold and flu season is upon us. And if you’re like me, there isn’t any spare time built...
4 foods to eat if you overeat
My motto—especially when it comes to nutrition—is moderation. There aren’t any “bad”...
The Next Big Thing on Food Labels
Wouldn’t it be great to walk through the supermarket and be able to identify the healthiest products at a glance?...
Seven Reasons to Pass Child Nutrition Now!
When Congress comes back for the post-election session, there will be little time and many competing priorities. One...
How Journalists Got the Cheese Lobbying Story Wrong
On November 7, The New York Times ran a front-page story by Michael Moss exposing what appears to be yet another...
Why aren’t you eating probiotics yet? 4 health claims explained
You may only know about probiotics (the so-called “good” bacteria that’s best known for being added...
Should you be worried about antibiotics in your meat?
When I heard that this summer the FDA called the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in meat animals a serious threat to...
5 underappreciated winter vegetables that will help you lose weight
Slimming down after having my son last May took some work, but I had the season on my side. Summer’s glorious...
6 carbs that might help you stay slim
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. A few...
6 foods to ward off garlic breath
Garlic is one of those ingredients that I always have on hand: there’s a bulb on my kitchen counter and a jar of...
Whittle your middle with these 3 foods
Since having a baby five months ago, my belly isn’t quite as flat as it used to be, even though I’ve lost...
How to cook 7 whole grains and 10 simple ways to jazz them up
Every time I see a cereal commercial on TV touting the benefits of whole grains, I feel like someone’s wagging a...
Trick or treat: The hidden health risks of food dyes
I have a hard time saying “no” to gummy candy. But I won’t eat just any variety (bring on the bear-...
Hot potato! 10 new baked potato toppings you haven’t tried
Lately I’m trying to appreciate and cultivate simple pleasures in my daily routine—little things that bring...
Foods to keep you looking and feeling younger
When I think about food antidotes for aging body parts, I think of my Baby Boomer parents (sorry, Mom and Dad!). I don'...
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...
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