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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Dad and child sharing nutritious food

Make every calorie count with nutrient-dense foods

Grocery stores are stocked with many foods and beverages — some healthy, others not so much. Learn how nutrient-dense foods can help you make every bite count.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth April 9, 2021
Vegetables in containers in freezer

Spring into better health: The freezer edition

Spring cleaning your freezer is not only a way to find out what's on the bottom. It can help you make healthy choices. Here's some suggestions to get you started.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls April 6, 2021
Jars on shelves in pantry

Spring into better health: The pantry edition

If you're trying to eat healthier, a good place to start is right in your own pantry. Learn how a little spring cleaning of the pantry can lead to better choices.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls March 30, 2021
Looking inside refrigerator with fruits and lettuce

Spring into better health: Refrigerator edition

Trying to get some spring cleaning done? Don't forget your refrigerator. Get tips on what to select for food and how to keep it healthy in the refrigerator.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls March 23, 2021
Superfoods: Cruciferous vegetables

Superfoods: Why you should eat cruciferous vegetables

Remember your mom telling you to "eat your vegetables" because they're good for you? Learn why she was right, what vegetables are considered superfoods and grab an easy recipe to add them to your healthy diet.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter March 16, 2021
Woman choosing healthy or nonhealthy snacks

Mindful snacking at home

It's easy to reach for a snack if you feel stressed or bored. Here are some tips about being mindful with the types and amount of snacks you eat while at home.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter February 15, 2021
Forking vegetable salsa on plate

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

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
Healthy bowl of food

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
Thanksgiving meal with turkey, Brussel sprouts and apple pie

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
Thanksgiving fruit basket

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
Healthy, nutritious foods: avocado, berries, nuts, apple, broccoli

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