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How to bring HEALTHY into your Halloween – Without making you scared!

Halloween is just around the corner. Our candy buckets will soon be overflowing with chocolate, gooey, chewy, sugar-loaded morsels, most of which will stick around our pantry through most of the winter months ahead. These little calorie-packed diet bombs can be the demise to the best laid healthy eating plans for you and your kids. […]

Get the FACTS about the Nutrition Facts

Confused by the food label? Do you know what to look for to make a healthful choice for you and your family? Look no further! Check out these quick tips from FEED on how to sort the MYTHS from the (nutrition) FACTS. What is the first thing to look for when choosing foods on the […]

The Truth about Low-Calorie Sweeteners

Spring is in the air (well, kind of)! Warm weather is around the corner, and this is the time when many search for ways to cut calories and shed unwanted pounds. This brings us to the topic of low-calorie sweeteners – a way to reduce calories, while maintaining taste and a pleasurable experience with food. […]

Flavored Milk – Love it or Leave it?

A hot topic in recent years, due to the childhood obesity epidemic, flavored milk (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry). Is the additional sugar less of a concern than the lack of calcium intake? Read on to udderstand this controversy. Photo Credit Flavored milk is loaded with cavity-causing sugar, and additional empty calories our kids don’t need; whereby, […]

The Skinny on High-Fructose Corn Syrup

As most of us know, the rise of obesity in the United States can be characterized as both rapid and extensive. It is often referred to as the “obesity epidemic.” Epidemic, refers to a disease, which spreads both rapidly and extensively. Obesity has done just that. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), has […]

All Dried Up

One of many excuses people use for their lack of fruit consumption is the short shelf-life. To gain the optimal nutrient content, it is important to consume fruit while it is fresh. Thus, to manage the rapid spoilage time, one needs to consume fruit quickly after bringing it home from the store or farmer’s market. […]

How to maintain a HEALTHY Halloween!

Store shelves are packed with treats, pumpkin-themed items are in abundance, and everyone knows Halloween is around the corner. From corn syrup-packed candy corn, to chocolate-filled skulls, bats and eyeballs, this is the time of year when kids are most tempted by holiday treats. Halloween need not be the demise of dietitians or healthy dieters. […]