Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
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 ...
Jan 20 2009
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Jan 08 2009
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...
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...
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...
Jan 02 2009
Weight Loss New Year's Resolution
Losing weight and quitting smoking are the two most popular resolutions for the New Year. But have you set resolutions in the past, only to go back to your old habits after a few days to a few weeks? Here are some tips to keep those resolutions t...