Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 05 2012

    Balanced Breakfasts Are Key to Success

    Do you struggle to get a nutritious breakfast for yourself or your family daily? Too little time? Not hungry? Whatever the reason may be, everyone needs this meal. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (ever heard that one before?) a...

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  • Jan 20 2012

    It’s Not Too Late to Fight the Flu!

    Everyone knows that when the weather starts to turn cold after those warm summer months, it means flu season is upon us. No one likes to be away from work or laid up in bed all day, but about 10-20% of Americans get the flu each year. Influenza...

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  • Nov 07 2011

    Fuel Up to Play 60

    Childhood obesity is skyrocketing today with statistics showing that nearly one in three American children/teens is being classified in the overweight and obese categories. It is now the number one health concern parent’s face today topping dru...

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  • Nov 02 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pecans

    Nuts are high on my list of favorite superfoods. They're full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that keep our bodies going strong, and they taste great too! I love all types of nuts, especially those that can really make a difference in o...

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  • Oct 31 2011

    Hiding Veggies–Good or Bad?

    Your kids don’t gobble up the veggies? We’ve all been there. Young children are just beginning to develop their senses, and vegetables have natural bitter components to them that don’t naturally taste good. Kids are very smart and very obse...

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  • Oct 28 2011

    Is It Possible to Have a Healthy Halloween?

    Halloween is approaching fast, and, if your kids are like mine, they love candy and would eat it as their meal if they could! Here are six tips for a healthier Halloween to prevent your children from filling up on non-nutritious foods all da...

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  • Oct 14 2011

    Got Oats?

    In a recent post, I talked about the amazing health benefits of oats, but what if you are stuck in an oatmeal rut? Oats are not only meant for breakfast. They can be incorporated into almost any meal to help you get the whole grains and dietary...

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  • Oct 10 2011

    Crave Healthier Foods

    What are some of your cravings? If you’re like the average American when it comes to food cravings, you turn to your favorite comfort foods—likely loaded with fat, salt, or sugar. I admit that quite often I have cravings for something downright...

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  • Sep 16 2011

    Grocery Store Savings!

    Do you feel like every time you go to the grocery store you are spending a lot more money than you had intended to? Many Americans feel this way. Often, in the effort to save money, people cut nutrition. According to a recent study published...

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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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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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