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Try Baked Pears this Holiday Season!


Looking for a new recipe to share with family and friends this holiday season? Take advantage of one of winter's splendid fruits - pears! Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, shares a favorite recipe from her book "Slim Down South!"

Stuck in a Food Rut? Check out These Food Trends!


Are you stuck in a food rut, resorting to the same foods and recipes over and over again? Here are some new ideas using some of the latest food trends from Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD!

Eating Better: Savoring Farro


Taking center stage on plates galore is an ancient grain called farro. Cultivated for centuries, farro has made its way back to the spotlight. This grain surpasses the antioxidant level of normal wheat varieties with the added benefit of being a rich source of vitamins. 

How to Use Best Food Facts as a Resource for your Food Blog


Do you have a food blog? If the answer is yes, then Best Food Facts just might be your new BFF.

Taking a Closer Look: Food Daily Values


How do you depict the difference between too much and not enough? We recently received a question asking what contents on a food label are considered unhealthy and in what amounts. Alice Henneman, MS, RDN and Extension Educator, provided some insight.

Holiday Gifts for a Healthy Lifestyle


Do you need some gift ideas? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, shares some gift ideas to support a healthy lifestyle.

Tasty Tips to Indulge Without the Bulge


Did you know that the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 230 grams of fat during a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and all the trimmings? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, shares some tasty ways you can indulge without the bulge!

Eating Better: Keen on Kale


Ever thought about letting this leafy green take the spotlight in your next dish? Kale is known for its versatility and mighty nutritional punch.

How to Make your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy


Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the dreaded holiday weight gain season, but it doesn't have to! Many of Thanksgiving's staple items are actually good for us, and by making a few substitutions, it can be a meal your health will thank you for!

Feed Your Gut (Bacteria)! and More from FNCE


At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, registered dietitians learned about the latest nutrition research to help consumers manage their weight, control high blood pressure and diabetes, and feed their gut bacteria!

Take 5 from Chopped Con!


Here’s a list of the Top 5 things food bloggers learned at Chopped.

Are Nutrients Lost When Veggies are Cooked?


A Best Food Facts reader wanted to know how many nutrients were lost in vegetables, particularly butternut squash, when cooked versus in a raw state. We asked Connie Diekman, RD, for some answers.

Scary Good Advice for a Healthy Halloween


Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, doles out some scary good tips for treating kids and adults to a healthier Halloween!

Foods to Help Fight Fall's Frenzy


Fall is often a busy season, with special events, school activities and holiday planning on everyone's schedules. Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, provides some insight on how to fuel our minds and bodies to keep up with our busy schedules.

Tips for Building a Food Foundation


Making good food choices and eating better doesn't have to be difficult - especially if you've built a basic food and nutrition foundation. Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition adviser, shares some food and nutrition building blocks to help kick-start your healthy eating and help you make healthy eating decisions while dining out.

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