Just the facts. From the experts.
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Yes, Healthy Foods Can be Affordable!

8/28/2015

Think healthy foods can't be affordable? Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, says that with a little planning and strategy, your family can enjoy healthy foods...affordably!

Eight Tips for Shopping the Farmers Market

6/11/2015

It's summer, and there's no better way to up your consumption of fruits and vegetables than by visiting your local farmers market. Registered Dietitian Melissa Joy Dobbins shares these eight tips for adding some fun to the shopping adventure, including ways to involve your kids in the process.

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Listeria

5/6/2015

The weather's getting warmer, and a favorite summer treat is ice cream. But with a recent recall of a popular brand of ice cream due to potential Listeria contamination, what do consumers need to know? Best Food Facts advisor Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, gives us the scoop.

Understanding Processed Foods

4/1/2015

Processed foods often get vilified in today's food environment, but that shouldn't necessarily be the case. Processing foods can have benefits to improve food's shelf life, reduce food wasate, conserve resources and provide healthier and safer food, according to Connie Weaver, PhD, from Purdue University.

Beauty in the Fridge

4/1/2015

Looking for some beauty tips? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and nutrition advisor to Best Food Facts, says you need look no further than your refrigerator!

Understanding Processed Foods

Processed foods often get vilified in today's food environment, but that shouldn't necessarily be the case. Processing foods can have benefits to improve food's shelf life, reduce food wasate, conserve resources and provide healthier and safer food, according to Connie Weaver, PhD, from Purdue University.

Feed Your Curiosity About Food

Fear of food is not healthy, and as people's interest in food and conversations about food grow, so does unnecessary fear about what to eat and what not to eat. We reached out to Robyn Metcalfe, PhD, Executive Director of The Food Lab at the University of Texas, to gain insight on re-channeling our interest in food to curiosity that can help lead to new ideas we can all chew on.

Curiosity Fuels the Future of Food

3/4/2015

Fear of food is not healthy, and as people's interest in food and conversations about food grow, so does unnecessary fear about what to eat and what not to eat. We reached out to Robyn Metcalfe, PhD, Executive Director of The Food Lab at the University of Texas, to gain insight on re-channeling our interest in food to curiosity that can help lead to new ideas we can all chew on.

Menu Planning with SCALES

2/24/2015

Do you find yourself wondering what's for dinner every night? With a little bit of menu planning using SCALES, you'll save time and money, and may even reduce your stress level!

 

 

Tips for Menu Planning

Do you find yourself wondering what's for dinner every night? With a little bit of menu planning using SCALES, you'll save time and money, and may even reduce your stress level!

Should You Eat Fat Free?

Is fat-free always the best choice? Karman Meyer, RD, of KarmanNutrition.com says not always! Fat is important to the human diet; we need it every day and it's good for brain health. Choose foods like avocados, dairy, and nuts to get some good fats in your diet and don't always go for the fat-free version of your favorites.

Calorie Myths

Does diluting a sweetened beverage take away the calories? Patricia Murray, RD, of St. Ann's Bay Hospital busts this myth along with whether toasting bread takes away calories (hint - wishful thinking!).

Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Arielle "Dani" Lebovitz, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CDE, of Robins Air Force Base says that diabetics don't need to spend extra money on special foods or even totally abstain from food they love. They can still eat what they love and enjoy - in moderation!

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Are you drinking enough water? Stacey Loftus RD, LD, of Hy-Vee stores recommends that you drink half of your weight in ounces every day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs., drink 75 oz. of water! Stay hydrated!

How Much Exercise is Needed to Burn Calories?

How much exercise is needed to burn calories? We asked Linda Rankin, RD, of Idaho State University to break it down for us.

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