Health Topics

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Nutrition

Mastering nutrition basics comes down to understanding the roles that specific nutrients play in a healthy diet. Want to go beyond the nutrition basics? Talk to your doctor or a dietitian for personalized dietary advice that takes into account your health status, lifestyle, and food likes and dislikes.

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Strategies to control portions

Knowing how to eat healthier can help you take control of how much you eat each day. Start with these tips to remind you of easy ways to judge food portions.

Jamie Pronschinske RDN CD By Jamie Pronschinske January 25, 2021

Kids in the kitchen: Early involvement yields oodles of fun

Exposing kids to cooking and baking can lead to good habits and family memories. Here's some tips to help parents get kids in the kitchen.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls December 23, 2020

8 tips to maintain weight during winter holidays

Winter delivers a double whammy of cold temperatures and holiday stress. Instead of reaching for comfort food to cope, try these 8 tips for maintaining a healthy weight.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth December 21, 2020

7 tips for reining in holiday overeating

The joys and stresses of the holidays can lead to overeating. Get 7 tips to help you can enjoy your special treats in a healthier way.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter November 24, 2020

Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet during the holidays

The average adult consumes more than 4,000 calories during Thanksgiving. If you follow a low-cholesterol diet, you still can enjoy foods you love during the holidays. Here’s how to wisely plan your calorie and fat intake.

Ripu Singh MD By Ripu Singh November 13, 2020

Maximize memory function with a nutrient-rich diet

What is the best recipe for maximizing memory? Research suggests a healthier selection of dietary fats and plant foods rich in phytonutrients. There still is a lot to learn about what makes a brain-healthy diet.

October 7, 2020

Pumpkins: More than a jack-o'-lantern

Pumpkins are in good supply during fall. Besides being great for decorations and jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkins make for great eating. Learn how to prepare and use pumpkins in recipes.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth October 6, 2020

8 healthy tips for summer dining

It’s summer, and the warmer weather tends to influence our dining habits. Whether you are dining out or grilling at home, here are 8 healthy reminders.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth July 24, 2020

Water: Essential to your body

Nearly all of your body’s major systems depend on water to function and survive. You’d be surprised about what staying hydrated can do for your body.

July 22, 2020

Expand their food horizons: Get your kids in the kitchen

Getting kids in the kitchen and experimenting with new foods increases the chances they will eat whatever they prepare. Try these techniques to get them involved.

July 10, 2020

The not-so-sweet truth of added sugars

Most people know that Valentine's Day candy and chocolates contain extra sugar. But did you know it also is hiding in other foods you may not expect? Here's the not-so-sweet truth about added sugar in our diets and tips on how to cut back.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin February 11, 2020

Winter warmup: Cream of wild rice soup

Brrr. Cold winter weather is upon us. Curl up with something warm and healthy this winter: cream of wild rice soup.

January 22, 2020