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Eating Better: Open Sesame – Unlocking Tahini

7/9/2014

Tahini is the result of grinding nutritious sesame seeds into a thick, light-colored paste. The grinding process releases omega-6 oil and provides a rich source of B vitamins. Hummus, anyone?

Supercharge Meals with Nutrient-Dense Foods

7/3/2014

Choose nutrient-dense foods to get the most nutrition for the calories. Try lean meats, fruits, veggies beans and nuts.

The Tools of Canning

6/18/2014

By simply pushing down on the top of a canning lid post-hot water bath, it’s easy to determine if a container is hermetically sealed, meaning nothing can pass the barrier of the seal.

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon? Which is Better?

6/9/2014

Do you eat salmon? Is it safe to eat farmed salmon or should you only eat the wild-caught variety? Which is best for polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6? We reached out to Charles R. Santerre, PhD, Professor at Purdue University, to answer a few questions about salmon.

Avoid the Yuck Factor: Hand Washing Prevents Food Poisoning

6/4/2014

Often misinterpreted as the stomach flu, food poisoning is actually caused by noroviruses. These viruses create inflammation in the stomach and large intestine, resulting in unfortunate vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.

Keeping Meat Safe

4/1/2014

Whether navigating the meat case at your local grocery store or preparing dinner at home, we all want safe meat. Registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil gets answers to her questions about meat related to labeling claims like “natural,” “antibiotic free,” or “hormone free,” as well as insights on organic meat and how to keep all meat safe when preparing at home.

Balancing What We Like With What We Need

3/12/2014

It’s no longer necessary to choose food solely on a nutritional content; instead find a happy medium, eating foods that are good for you and taste good, too.

Trans Fat Take-Aways: the Trans Fats Webcast Highlights

2/13/2014

You weren't able to tune into our Trans Fats: Moving off the Menu webcast on Tuesday, February 12? No worries - we’ve got you covered with a doggy bag’s worth of highlights from our expert panel that included Joy Dubost, PhD, RD, CSSD; Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN; Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD, LD; and Jenna Seymour, PhD.

 

Troubled about Trans Fats?

1/27/2014

Join the Best Food Facts Trans Fats: Moving off the Label webcast Feb. 11, from 2-3 p.m. Central/3-4 p.m. Eastern to get the scoop on all things trans fats.

Four Ways to Crack the Nutrition Code

1/26/2014

Confused about ingredient lists and the Nutrition Facts panel? Let registered dietitian and author Carolyn O'Neil help you crack the nutrition code.

Hit the Deep Freeze for Vitamins and Nutrition

1/21/2014

The convenience of frozen frutis and vegetables is great, but the nutritional value is even better.

Safe at the Plate

1/6/2014

Make 2014 a year of resolving to keeping your food safe, healthy and delicious.

Waistline Survival Tips and Tricks

12/23/2013

During this time of year, every day seems to feel like a holiday - especially considering the food options that appear in our homes, offices and schools. Check out how registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil keeps holiday eating healthy and fun.

Understanding Nutrition Labels

12/21/2013

Grocery stores are full of food and information. It’s a bit like a library. Certainly you should read covers, but don't judge food ONLY based onf what you find there. Because information on food packages can be confusing, we enlisted registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil to help you focus on what matters most in this Eat Better for Life video.

SLIM Holiday Strategies

12/19/2013

Registered dietitian Carolyn O’Neil knows that holiday eating means maximizing traditions and enjoying food with friends and family. While holiday time, with its large platters of food favorites, might not seem like the best time to consider healthy eating, Carolyn shows you some SLIM strategies such as setting a time frame for consumption and appropriate portion sizes. For example, "I'll enjoy fried chicken only once a month." Or the holiday version, “I’ll enjoy a big buffet tonight, but I’ll have a bowl of soup for lunch.” You can find these SLIM strategies and more deliciousness in Carolyn’s new book, The Slim Down South Cookbook. 

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