Nutrition

Nutrition

Our nutrition team covers several topics including healthy eating, food trends, diets, and more. They also put together in-depth product and service reviews. Wondering where to start? Check out our posts on food portion sizes, fat facts, and the DASH diet. If you like our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

Home Chef Review
Recently, my family and I tried Home Chef on a recommendation from a co-worker. I was a bit hesitant because I have become accustomed to doing my own grocery shopping and thinking up dinner on my way home from work. Choosing what to have for dinner a week in advance, and having the ingredients show up at my door,...
Fat Facts - The Good, the Bad, and the Truth
Have you ever wondered if fat is healthy or unhealthy? If so, then this article is for you! It is true that fats are a very dense source of calories. In fact, there are 9 calories in one gram of fat. For comparison, carbohydrates and proteins have only 4 calories per gram. Regardless, this does not mean that eating...
Natural Flavors in Food - 5 Critical Questions to Consider
If you read food labels, odds are you’ve stumbled across the ingredient natural flavors It is, after all, the fourth most common ingredient following salt, water, and sugar. Kind of crazy, right? I mean, salt, water, and sugar are basic, recognizable ingredients. Natural flavors, on the other hand, is a different story. This stirred up my pot of curiosity...
This is a pile of sugar.
On average, Americans consume a large amount of added sugars! Sadly, this can lead to obesity and other health problems. Eating sugary foods adds extra calories and often replaces foods high in nutrients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses what you need to know about the hidden sugars found in everyday foods. https://youtu.be/RZ0N14iusI4 If you...
Breast Engorgement - How To Prevent (& Survive) This Painful Condition
Breastfeeding, although a miraculous journey for you and baby, can be a real challenge. Whether you are a new mom or a mom of many, delivering a baby is emotionally and physically exhausting! Now that your baby is here, your worries may have shifted to if they’re going to easily latch or if your breasts will become engorged. As...
It is no surprise that the diet industry is one of the biggest money-making industries. Why? So many people want to achieve a healthy weight and reduce their risk of serious health problems. As a registered dietitian, I want to help you find an eating plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high...
a2 Milk Review
You may have noticed a new brand of milk while doing your grocery shopping called a2 Milk. If you are wondering how this product is different than other milk products on the shelf, look no further! In this review, I will discuss what makes a2 Milk unique, who may benefit from this product, and other important things to consider. How is a2 Milk...
There’s a lot to love about the holiday season – the colors, the celebrations, and of course, the food! One of my personal favorite fall food items is the pumpkin. Most of the time, the foods associated with pumpkin just have pumpkin flavoring, such as pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks....
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are supplements that can be purchased over the counter. To our benefit, they mimic specific vitamins and minerals found naturally in whole foods. In my experience, many parents want to know if a daily multivitamin is necessary for their children. My answer to them depends on a few factors.  In the video below, Amanda Haney unveils what you need...