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todays-dietitian-symposium200We just returned from the Today’s Dietitian Spring 2015 Symposium in Las Vegas, and it was amazing! This was the first time we had attended these events and we were overwhelmed with the quality of the speakers and the willingness of everyone to share their knowledge. It was a great experience and we came back with lots of ideas that we will be bringing to all of you who follow our blog.

We attended presentations on everything from “Diabetes and Weight Loss” to “Food and Beverage Pairings.” We even saw a presentation by the Registered Dietitian from the TV program, … Read the rest

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my-child-is-a-picky-eater200If you have cooked for children than you’ve probably been there – your children don’t want to eat what you’ve fixed for them. Kids can be very opinionated about what they eat, and their likes/dislikes can change almost daily.

Partly, they may be reacting to foods that are new and/or different. Sometimes it is the color or smell of a certain food that they don’t like, and not the taste. About a month ago, our 2 year old grandson suddenly decided that he wanted only orange foods (if it was served on an orange plate, all the better). Sometimes there … Read the rest

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is-food-industry-selling-us200I read an interesting article the other day that contrasted the record food production in 2012 with the record starvation and malnutrition worldwide in that same year. How could we be producing more food than ever, yet more people are going hungry?

The author attributed the seemingly contradicting information to what he called the “commoditization” of food. In other words, food is more and more being treated as a “commodity” that can be bought and sold for a profit, like any other commodity. Because of the focus on profit, food tends to be moved to areas where it can be … Read the rest

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food-portions-soda250Americans as a group simply eat too much. We have lost perspective. In the 1960s, Coca Cola was served in 16 ounce bottles and their advertising claimed that “one bottle serves a whole family.” Today, we buy 32 ounce “large-sized” drinks and then go back for a refill before leaving the restaurant.

20 years ago a coffee was about 8 ounces and contained 45 calories – and that was with a bit of milk and sugar. Today, a Grande Café Mocha at Starbucks is 16 ounces and contains 330 calories. Movie popcorn used to come in containers that held about … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Football season is upon us again and that means football parties! When you host one of these parties, or even when you’re just enjoying a game with your family, make healthy snacks to munch on.

How do you go beyond simple “chips and dips,” while still keeping it quick and easy? How do you create tasty, healthy appetizers that don’t require long hours in the kitchen? There are lots of great appetizers that can be created in a snap.

Here are 5 ideas for your next party:

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks. Healthy finger foods that are … Read the rest

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