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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Aug 27 2012

    Back to School Special : Got Milk?

    As your kids go back to school this fall, do you ever wonder what they are eating or what foods are being offered to them for breakfast and lunch? Some of you may know that the schools have begun implementing changes to their menus according t...

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  • Aug 13 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Lutein

    If I were to tell you that there was one nutrient that is connected to vision, would you know which one it is? If you haven’t heard of lutein before today, then you may start trying to incorporate more of this carotenoid into your daily diet aft...

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  • Aug 10 2012

    A New "Kind" of Nutrition Bar

    If you’ve seen the nutrition bar section at your local grocery store lately, you may have noticed an influx of different brands, each one claiming to be “healthy.” Choosing a convenient snack bar that is both nutritious and great tasting can be ...

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  • Aug 01 2012

    Super Spice of the Week: Ginger

    Ginger has been used since ancient times as a healing medicine in Asian, Arabic, and Indian cultures.Ginger has a spicy and slightly sweet taste with a strong, pungent aroma. Ginger is rich in volatile oils,essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, an...

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  • Jul 25 2012

    Seeds: They Aren't Just for the Birds

    Nuts are a great snack and incorporating them into some of your meals can provide essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber to your diet, but have you ever thought about eating seeds? Seeds are an often overlooked food by many. These tiny little...

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  • Jul 23 2012

    Boost Energy All Day at the Office

    Do you tend to have energy slumps throughout the day? Not sure how to fuel up? We get stuck in meetings, on conference calls, or working hard at our desks all day long. Often we get so busy we forget to eat -- that’s when energy drains and we find...

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  • Jul 20 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Protein

    Three nutrients make up the macronutrients that we must include in our diets daily--carbohydrates, protein, and fat. All have important functions and work synergistically in our bodies. While carbohydrates and fat are both necessary to include...

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  • Jul 09 2012

    Diet Goes Downhill As Day Goes On

    Do you have intentions of eating healthy when you get up in the morning and then somewhere around 3 PM you hit the candy jar at work and it’s all over? You wake up in the morning, have a healthy breakfast, and try to plan for the day ahead. But...

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  • Jul 04 2012

    The Link to Maternal Vitamin D and Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is on the rise and a lot of attention has been directed towards excessive intake during pregnancy. However, new research shows that inadequate nutritional intake may be to blame for excessive body fat during childhood. A rece...

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  • Jul 02 2012

    Product Review: CocoaVia™

    No food on Earth can match the unique blend of flavanols that is found in cocoa, coining the term “nature’s most surprising superfruit.” That’s right: Cocoa is a FRUIT! Who knew? Cocoa flavanols are good-for-you phytonutrients that are naturall...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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