Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Aug 15 2012

    Nutritional Superstar: Whole Grains

    Have you made the switch to whole grains yet? Whole grains are complex carbohydrates that contain many key vitamins and minerals. Dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that half of your grains come from whole grains. This means the average...

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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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  • 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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  • Sep 07 2011

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Whole Grains

    If you haven’t made the switch to whole grains yet, September is the month to jump on this bandwagon. Did you know that September is whole grains month? Whole grains are packed with nutrition! That’s why this week’s super food is whole grains....

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  • Aug 01 2011

    It’s All About the Fiber

    “Eat more fiber!” Sound familiar? It seems like we are told this advice almost daily, with this superstar nutrient filling up the pages of nutrition newsletters and articles in health magazines. So, what exactly is fiber and where can you find ...

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  • May 23 2011

    Sandwich Makeover

    Remember Joey from Friends? I can’t think of sandwiches without thinking of Joey! Mmmmm…..sandwiches! One of the staples of the American diet: the sandwich. It’s perfect for a quick, easy meal, and with so many varieties you’ll never get bo...

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  • May 18 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Oats

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you’re eating it (as you should), make it full of health and nutrition! My go-to way of incorporating a deliciously healthy breakfast into my day is to include oats. Either as...

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  • May 06 2011

    Spring Cleaning: Cleaning Your Pantry

    It’s that time of year again: Spring Cleaning! It’s the time every year to rid yourself of the old and bring in the new. Maybe you’re clearing out old clothes, papers and electronics…but what about food? Make your spring-cleaning not only a purge ...

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  • Mar 16 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Quinoa

    Looking for plant based protein? There are many non-meat foods out there that provide great sources of protein to fuel the body and give us needed strength. There is one food in particular that is a staple in my diet due to its nutritional ben...

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  • Feb 04 2011

    Who Wants Pizza?

    I was about a month into my very first job as a dietitian when a high level executive I was working with asked me, “How often do YOU eat pizza?” It was my first introduction into the fact that people look at dietitians as if they are perfect ea...

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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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