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Check out chickpeas for year-round healthy eating

Meaty, nutty chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, can pump up protein and lower saturated fat in your diet. Discover how they can be a year-round, versatile addition to healthy dishes.

January 12, 2023

Make a plan for weight-loss success

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, is weight loss on your to-do list? For the best success, here's how to make a plan before you start.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth January 4, 2023

1-2-3 approach to eating fruits and veggies

If your goal is to eat more fruits and veggies, learn how counting to three can help you reach five or more servings a day.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth December 30, 2022

Discover popcorn's healthy side

Popcorn is more than fluffy fun. There's plenty of fiber. Learn how to pop and top this much-loved treat to keep it healthy.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre December 23, 2022

Embrace a healthy mindset for eating — no matter the occasion

Holidays can be challenging when food is involved, but adopting a healthy eating mindset is important throughout the entire year. Read tips to improve your approach to balanced, mindful nutrition.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty November 22, 2022

Fight off the flu with immune-boosting nutrients

Is it a myth or fact that chicken noodle soup can help you feel better when you are ill? Does vitamin C prevent illness? Check out myths and facts about immune-boosting nutrients.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen November 16, 2022

It's OK to say 'yes' to potatoes

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap for their carb content. Learn why they're good for you, and get recipes to bring the comfort of potatoes to a healthy diet.

November 4, 2022

Kids and sodium: Serious risks, alarming realities

High consumption of sodium can increase adult risk of hypertension and stroke. Find out if it poses the same risk for children and how to reduce your family's sodium intake.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth November 3, 2022

Use '9-5-2-1-0' to refresh your family's healthy habits

Healthy habits sometimes need a refresh, especially as families settle into the routine of school, work and activities. Learn how to use "95210 Let's Go!" to get your family back on track.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre October 24, 2022

Water: Essential for your body

Water is essential to keep your body functioning properly. That's why you need eight to 12 cups a day. Here's how to develop healthy water habits.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin September 29, 2022

Raising healthy eaters: Should kids clean their plate?

If your kids are picky eaters, eat the same foods or only want to snack all day, you're not alone. Find out if kids really do need to clean their plate, and get nine tips to raise healthy eaters.

Grace Fjeldberg RDN By Grace Fjeldberg September 21, 2022

Mediterranean diet blends healthy foods, lifestyle

Healthy foods, sitting down to meals and even a glass of red wine are elements that make the Mediterranean diet one of the highest-rated eating plans. Learn why it also helps reduce risk of certain diseases.

Janet McCann, R.D.N. By Janet McCann September 15, 2022