Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jan 28 2009

    Super Bowl Pick

    You thought I would have a prediction of who would win, huh? I am talking about FOOD picks, of course. It is, after all, all about the food.Some people actually watch the Superbowl for the football. But many others (like people of the female va...

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  • Jan 24 2009

    Packing a Lunch for Small Kids

    Do you pack a lunch for your preschooler? Or do you rely on the food provided at child care? Because of the economy, more and more child care centers are requiring parents to provide food for their children. In the January issue of the Journal ...

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  • Jan 20 2009

    First Lunch

    Wonder what Barack Obama's first meal was as the new President of the United States?Here is the menu for the Inaugural Luncheon:First CourseSeafood Stew2207 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa ValleySecond CourseA Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck)with...

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  • Jan 20 2009

    Peanut Butter Recalls

    Many of you have likely heard by now about the peanut butter recalls. I have been getting so many questions about it that I decided to post some information to make it easier to sort out.Salmonella can cause vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and abdomin...

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  • Jan 18 2009

    Putting on Recession Pounds?

    I read a story the other day about the terrible economy and recession that is going on in America and the impact on health. The thought and fear is that people are going to start gaining weight due to the recession, dubbed "Recession Pounds."Why ...

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  • Jan 12 2009

    Cheap, Healthy Foods on a Budget

    This is part 3 of 3 about an article in the February 2009 issue of Consumer Reports. Today is about the sections on price vs. nutrition and healthy foods on a budget.Take a look at these cheap eats that are also very nutritious:Cooked black beans...

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  • Jan 10 2009

    Six Keys to a Healthy Weight

    I hope you read my last post about the Consumer Reports article on weight in the February 2009 issue of Consumer Reports.They surveyed over 21,000 readers to find out about their nutrition and exercise habits as well as their weight. Consumer Rep...

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  • Jan 08 2009

    Successful Dieters

    A new article on successful dieters in the February issue of Consumer Reports piqued my interest. Make sure you click on all of the sections on the left if you go to the hyperlink I provided here.I am always interested when I see articles like th...

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  • Jan 06 2009

    Sharpen Your Mind, Defeat Depression

    I just finished reading a new book that I thought I would tell you all about. It is called The UltraMind Solution by Mark Hyman, MD. The book is about the connection of the body's health to the mind. We are seeing more and more attention and be...

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  • Jan 05 2009

    Apple Peel: Sports Boost?

    Apples are the iconic symbol of health. Remember, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Researchers at Cornell University are taking this to the bank. They have developed a dried apple peel powder into organic applesauce to create a product c...

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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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