Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Jul 17 2009
I just returned from the Florida Dietetic Association conference. It was great! I love going to conferences and hearing speakers and networking with other dietitians.I wanted to especially tell you about the fabulous keynote speaker who kicked o...
Jul 16 2009
It is hot out there in the middle of July. What are your kids drinking? A recent survey found that moms report their kids drinking fruit drinks (56%) and slushies (43%) as their top summertime drinks. Unfortunately both of these don't have much...
Jul 11 2009
Sport Nutrition for Coaches
I just got a new book this week that I had to tell you about. You know I don't promote books unless they are REALLY good!This one is for any coach or trainer or dietitian who is working with athletes, especially student athletes. It is called Sp...
Jul 09 2009
Saving Money by Saving Food?
Money is tight and people do not want to waste food by throwing it away. I understand not wasting perfectly good food, but my concern is in the safety of food that is kept longer than it should be, so here are some guidelines to keep in mind.Numb...
Jul 07 2009
Expect the Best
I am officially on the countdown to when this next baby is due. 8 weeks and counting (due Aug 31). I have a little boy on the way, ready to join my other little guy who just turned 2 a few weeks ago.For any women out there who are pregnant or th...
Jul 07 2009
McD Premium Burger
Have you heard about the new premium burger at McDonald's? They have been testing it for several years in various locations around the US and it must have tested well because now they are coming to all US locations in the next few months. The bu...
Jul 01 2009
Healthy Suggestions for Backyard BBQ
With the 4th of July weekend right around the corner, you are probably starting to plan your menus for that backyard BBQ. Here are a few quick suggestions:Munchies: Pistachios make a great appetizer because they are a heart healthy nut and you ...
Jun 30 2009
Sugar vs High Fructose Corn Syrup
Have you noticed that many products on grocery shelves are bragging that they do not have high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? HFCS has been demonized by many people in the public as well as the medical community in recent years. But how much differ...
Jun 29 2009
Back to Basics in the Kitchen
Since 2009 has been described as the "year of the home cook" many Americans are getting reacquainted with their kitchens. Do you remember what to do in the kitchen? Are you lost when it comes to meal planning and preparation? Looking for health...
Jun 26 2009
Michael Jackson: Cardiac Arrest
I was shocked to learn today that 50 year old Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest.It made me realize how heart disease can strike anyone at any age. Tim Russert also died last June from cardiac arrest at a young age of 58.Here is a quick revie...