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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Sep 09 2011

    Food Safety Starts Where?

    With recent food recalls and caution against food contamination, it makes me wonder, where does food safety start? Many of you know of someone or have experienced yourself the unpleasant, gut-wrenching side effects of food poisoning. As someone...

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  • Sep 07 2011

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Whole Grains

    If you haven’t made the switch to whole grains yet, September is the month to jump on this bandwagon. Did you know that September is whole grains month? Whole grains are packed with nutrition! That’s why this week’s super food is whole grains....

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  • Sep 05 2011

    PACK It Up, PACK It In

    The end of another summer means new teachers, new school supplies, dreaded homework, and, of course, school snacks and lunches! This year, you can keep it simple and healthy by joining the public health initiative P.A.C.K. (Pack Assorted Colors...

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  • 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 24 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Red Wine

    There’s nothing better for many people than having a relaxing glass of wine at the end of a busy work day. Did you know that wine in moderation can potentially be good for you? That’s why this week’s superfood is red wine! Moderate amounts o...

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  • Aug 22 2011

    Are You Hydrated?

    During exercise, particularly in the hot and humid weather of August, fluid and electrolytes are lost through sweat. If not appropriately replaced, water and electrolyte imbalances can negatively impact your health and performance. When exercis...

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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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About the Author


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