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Healthy Holiday Swaps

This holiday season, try some tasty dishes and desserts that will also keep your weight in check. Below, some lighter versions of your holiday favorites! Appetizers Photos by Eating Richly and The Country Cook Cheese Tray (67 calories) – Veggie

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Holiday Party Tips to Fight the Battle of the Bulge

Believe it or not, the holiday season may not be the most fattening time of year. One study involving about 200 adults found that we only gain about one pound on average during the period between Thanksgiving and New Years. But, we don’t

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Staying Healthy on Super Bowl Sunday

Staying Healthy on Super Bowl Sunday

According to the USDA, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest eating holiday in the U.S., coming in right behind Thanksgiving in terms of calorie intake. The Calorie Control Council reports that Americans consume about 2,400 calories and 121 grams of

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Foods to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s that time of year again. The joy of the holiday season has passed and the gloomy reality of shorter, colder days has started to set in. In fact, six percent of the US population, primarily in northern climates, is

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How to Have a Healthier Halloween

If you are like many parents I know, you anxiously await the influx of sugary candy – and subsequent sugar highs — that come with an afternoon of trick or treating. The good news? Halloween doesn’t have to wreak havoc

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Feeding Your Features

By Lisa Drayer, MA, RD Believe it or not, one of the most important things you can do to keep a youthful, glowing appearance is to eat foods that provide your features with optimal nutrition.  And with the warmer weather

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Kids in the Kitchen – Making Great Guacamole

There’s nothing like great-tasting guacamole.  Since we recently came back from a trip to Mexico where my girls ate the delicious dip just about every day, I decided it was time to create our own version at home. Guacamole is

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February is American Heart Month

By Lisa Drayer, MA, RD Did you know Latinas are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than white women? And nearly half of black women have cardiovascular disease? We know that men generally have a greater risk of

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Healthy Reflections

By Lisa Drayer, MA, RD New research finds that simply placing a mirror where you eat can help you shed pounds – particularly when it comes to junk food. In the study, from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, close

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New Dietary Guidelines:  An Interview with the Chair of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

New Dietary Guidelines: An Interview with the Chair of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

In anticipation of the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Barbara E. Millen, Chair of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.  Below are the highlights of our conversation: LD:  Based on the scientific

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