Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

National Nutrition Month ® 2016: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” What does this mean for the consumer?This year’s theme is a great reminder to all of us to slow down and enjoy our meals, allowing us the opportunity to savor ...

Cholesterol

Are Fat and Cholesterol as Bad as We Once Thought?

What we now know is that it’s not the fat we eat, but the type of fat we choose to eat that affects heart health.

Risk Factors

Sodium: How Much Do We Really Need?

The average American consumes over 3,400 mg of sodium each day, which is equal to 1½ teaspoons of salt. While it’s a fact that people who consume too much sodium tend to have higher blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, there i...

Low FODMAPS: Is It Worth Trying?

A low FODMAP diet helps alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as symptoms of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and celiac disease.

Lifestyle

9 New Healthy Food Options for 2016

Here are the latest food trends, geared to consumer demand for more healthful convenience foods.

Nutrition

Nutritional Needs for Men as They Age

Small changes in diet and lifestyle can make a huge difference when it comes to men’s health. Here are some prevalent health conditions in men and how nutrition and lifestyle can make a significant impact on disease prevention. Heart Disease Heart di...

Keeping Your Kids Active During the Winter Months

Winter is almost here. As the shortest day of the year approaches, we are challenged with making the most of the daylight hours. Soon it will be dark at 5:00 PM, and if your child gets home at 4:00 from school, they don’t have much time to play outsi...

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Weight

The Best High-Protein Snacks

Americans love to snack. Research shows that approximately 90 percent of adults and 97 percent of children in our country snack every day, sometimes more than once. Unfortunately, the most common snacks (such as chips, candy, and soda) are high in bo...

Healthy Thanksgiving dinner table spread.
Nutrition

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

A healthy quinoa bake side dish, tasty pumpkin pie, and a harvest apple salad to mix this up this holiday!

Nutrition

The Nutritional Benefits of Leafy Greens

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend including at least 1 ½ cups of dark, leafy greens in our diet each week. The nutritional content of these greens is unparalleled. They are high in potassium, fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K. Kale, collar...