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National Nutrition Month®: Reducing Added Sugar to ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to learn how to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” while still following a healthy eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting the … Continue reading

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Important Facts about Energy Drinks that Every Consumer Should Know

Since the introduction of energy drinks in the United States in the mid 1980’s, energy drinks have become mainstream in today’s society. They are marketed to improve energy, concentration, and athletic performance because of their high caffeine content and other … Continue reading

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Food Waste and Why It Matters

In 2012 the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reported that 40% of the food produced in the United States is wasted1.  That’s a lot of food!  So why does food waste matter? Food waste is an environmental, moral, economic, and … Continue reading

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Commonplace Superfoods: Broccoli

You don’t have to buy exotics foods from a far way land to experience major health benefits. There are plenty of highly nutritious superfoods waiting to be discovered, at your local grocery store.  Let’s begin by taking a look at … Continue reading

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2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

This past Thursday, January 7th, the 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were published. Every 5 years since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines have been reviewed and updated by the U.S. Departments of Heath and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA).   Why Do We Have … Continue reading

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Six Tips to Save Money on Groceries in the New Year

Maybe holiday spending has taken its toll on your wallet, or maybe your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier without breaking the bank. Whatever your reasons, I’m here to share what saves me the most when I’m out grocery … Continue reading

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