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Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Sep 02 2011

    Nutty for Nuts

    If anyone knows me, they know that I am definitely a nut fan. I love all types from almonds to pecans to pistachios and more! All nuts are a great source of protein, antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats, and add delicious taste to meals ...

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  • Aug 31 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Prunes

    With my busy schedule and always being on the go, I have to make sure I am keeping my energy levels up by eating every 2 to 3 hours. One of my go-to snacks is a few dried plums, also known as prunes. I know what you're probably thinking…grandma...

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  • Aug 29 2011

    Finish Your Milk

    When I was growing up (in the dairy state of Wisconsin), my mother never used to let me leave the table unless I finished my entire glass of milk at meals. “It’ll help you grow and give you strong bones,” she’d say. Aren’t moms always right? Sh...

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  • Aug 26 2011

    Is Your Child’s Lunch Box Safe?

    I remember when my mom used to pack my lunch for school when I was a kid. This was before ice packs were invented. I’d go to school, put my lunch box in my cubby, and not think about it until lunch time. This is still what many children probabl...

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  • Aug 19 2011

    Get Your Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients known for its role in maintaining healthy bones by helping calcium to be absorbed, but it’s been connected recently to reducing risk of a variety of diseases (heart, certain cancers, diabetes, multipl...

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  • Aug 17 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Cherries

    During the summer months of June to August, grocery stores flourish with bright red cherries! When looking for a versatile, easy-to-pack snack that is often on sale (an added bonus) during these months, I often turn to this week’s super food: C...

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  • Aug 08 2011

    Guide to a Healthy Vacation

    Where are you going on vacation? I love summer because it’s a chance to spend time with family and friends, and, with kids on summer break, it’s a perfect excuse to go on a summer vacation! Unfortunately, we also tend to get off schedule, inclu...

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  • Aug 05 2011

    A Healthier Happy Meal on the Horizon

    By now, you're probably aware that McDonald’s recently announced its plan to reduce its Happy Meals' overall calorie count by 20 percent. Launching in September, the new Happy Meal will contain a 100-calorie portion of fries and include a pack...

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  • Aug 01 2011

    It’s All About the Fiber

    “Eat more fiber!” Sound familiar? It seems like we are told this advice almost daily, with this superstar nutrient filling up the pages of nutrition newsletters and articles in health magazines. So, what exactly is fiber and where can you find ...

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  • Jul 29 2011

    A Cheesy Blog Post for You!

    As a Wisconsin-ite (born and raised), one of my favorite foods and guilty pleasures is cheese. Cheese makes any dish better, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, cheese has some fat (and it’s not all good fat) and calories. So, what’s a cheese lover to d...

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About the Author


Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.