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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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

The buzz on energy drinks

They come in bright cans with exciting names, but are energy drinks healthy? They're packed with nutrients but also caffeine and sugar. If you're looking for a different fix, try these two recipes.

Jamie Pronschinske RDN CD By Jamie Pronschinske August 31, 2022

Why take vitamin and mineral supplements?

While dietitians recommend you get vitamins and minerals through your diet, this isn't always possible. If you don't consume enough fruits and vegetables, a multivitamin may fill nutritional gaps.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth August 23, 2022

Not just for the fair: Lunch on a stick

Bring fun, flavor and healthy foods to your kids’ lunch bags by taking inspiration from the fair. Thread meats, cheeses, veggies, fruit or even mini waffles on skewers for an easy-to-make lunch.

Jamie Pronschinske RDN CD By Jamie Pronschinske August 12, 2022

The power of blueberries

Bite into a luscious blueberry, and you're biting into a powerhouse of nutrients. Versatile, delicious blueberries provide body-wide benefits — from heart health to weight control to memory.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin July 22, 2022