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Nicci Micco

Nicci Micco is co-author of EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners. She has a master's degree in nutrition and food sciences, with a focus in weight management.

Mom's Apple Squares & other delicious apple treats
Every fall, when I was growing up in western Pennsylvania, my parents took me and my younger brother, Angelo, apple...
Worried about tainted food? 3 ways to protect yourself
Until a few months ago, I never gave much thought to E. coli. Or salmonella. Sure, I studied these foodborne bugs when...
Can garlic ward off mosquitoes? 5 summer food mysteries solved
Are these summer-food myths fact or fiction? Take our quiz to find out how food-smart you are and get delicious summer...
New study says organic food is not healthier--is that really true?
Is organic food more nutritious than food produced via conventional methods? As a nutrition editor for EatingWell...
The real truth: high-fructose corn syrup is not the same as corn syrup
Anytime we talk about high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) at EatingWell, we get a lot of passionate input from our readers...
Is high-fructose corn syrup causing your tummy troubles?
A little while ago, EatingWell published a short article on high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS): it generated all sorts of...
Is high-fructose corn syrup making your kid hyper?
I have friends with young kids who swear that sugary foods and drinks send their kids bouncing off walls. Before I...
Is high-fructose corn syrup making you hungrier?
If you start reading ingredient lists, you might think high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in everything: from soda,...
Is high-fructose corn syrup making you fat?
As a nutrition editor, I hear a lot about the evils of high-fructose corn syrup—the sweetener that’s in everything from...
3 nutrition myths busted
Some people just love to gossip about the health benefits of certain foods (like eating oysters for better sex), but it...
Fire up the grill--and fight off the fat!
When the weather turns warm and the days get long, my husband, Jon, and I start gathering our neighbors and friends for...
Eat your water! 4 fresh foods to keep you hydrated
I know how important it is to stay hydrated and I try to sip water all day, but sometimes I fall behind. So I also try...
Eat well by color!
This weekend, the farmers’ market in my town is starting up and I absolutely cannot wait! I love shopping the market...
Fuel your body right to energize your workout
With the Boston marathon right around the corner on April 20, I’m even more inspired to stay on track with my training...
Are pistachios safe?
First it was tainted peanut butter. Now, we’re hearing that some pistachios may not be safe. On March 30, 2009, the FDA...
Can honey make you healthier?
When I’m feeling a little under the weather, nothing makes me feel better than a cup of tea, lightened with milk and...
Stay slim for life!
When I was younger, I believed (or wanted to believe) that fad diets might actually work. I thought that if I could...
Indulge yourself and lose weight
I know as well as anyone that dietary slips often have a domino effect. For example, I’m most likely to crave ice cream...
Fall off the weight-loss wagon? 3 easy steps to get back on track
I love those stretches when my eating is nearly picture-perfect: yogurt and berries for breakfast, salads for lunch,...
4 ways to outsmart diet disasters
Going to a movie before dinner is a recipe for diet disaster. I used to end up sharing a large (translation: humongous...
Is your social life sabotaging your weight loss? 4 tricks to party your way thin
I love parties but I find it hard to keep my eating in check when I'm on the social circuit. So when the invites start...
Has your weight loss slowed? 4 secrets to kick-start your diet
When you first start trying to lose weight, the pounds seem to come off easily. You’re motivated, you’re careful to...
Get happy, get healthy--together
I’m a big believer that, most of time, teaming up to get something done is more fun and more effective than going it...
5 red foods for Valentine's
Few things are sexier than being healthy. These 5 red foods—which are packed with antioxidants and vitamins—will help...
Hot fondue for a skinny Valentine's
Special occasions like Valentine’s Day can be tough on dieters, but there are plenty of healthy Valentine’s Day treats...
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