• By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 20, 2021

Building the Local Food Economy

By Emily Wargo MS, RD, DipACLM, LDN Summer is here!! There is plenty about the summer season to be grateful for; warm sunshine, lazy days by the pool, but ultimately my favorite part of summer is abundance fresh fruit! One particular summer memory I cherish is centered around blueberries. One hot, humid July afternoon a […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 13, 2021

Food Safety Tips for Summer Picnics

By Sina D’Amico, RDN, LDN  The warm weather is finally here to stay, and that means getting together outside as much as possible. Not to mention, enjoying a mid-day picnic or holding a weekend outdoor party can become more and more frequent. From my own experience, the food options are endless at these gatherings. From pasta […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 7, 2021

Enjoy Eating Stress-Free on Vacation

By Helen Agresti, RDN Summer is upon us and that means it’s time for some family fun.  Whether you’re traveling on the open road or in the friendly skies, it’s important to map out a plan for your meals and snacks.  If you’re worried about getting derailed from your healthy habits, have no fear.  Below […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • June 29, 2021

Fun And Festive Salads To Celebrate The Fourth Of July

By: Heather Mangieri, RDN How exciting, that after over a year of avoiding friends and family, we can finally have small gatherings and enjoy holidays together. I don’t know about you all, but this fourth of July, I’m looking forward to spending time with friends, family and making some of my favorite Fourth of July […]


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  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • June 22, 2021

Ugly Produce: Perfectly Imperfect

By Lisa Jones MA, RDN June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, highlighting the role everyone plays in encouraging consumption of a variety of colorful and tasty foods. Want to kick off your summer in the right direction?  Explore the rainbow of possibilities when it comes to fruit and vegetables.     Did you know […]


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  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • June 8, 2021

7 In-Season Summer Fruits & Vegetables 

By: Sina D’Amico, RDN, LDN  With the summer season about to begin, it’s time to think of your favorite summertime dishes. Spending more time outside means more barbecues, picnics, pool parties and other gatherings. This brings the need and the taste for more fruits and veggies at all meals. The summer months brings a variety […]


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  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • June 2, 2021

Sweets & Treats for Kids: Tips from a Registered Dietitian Mom

By Rabiya Bower, MHSc, RD, LDN As a mom and a registered dietitian, you may think my kid only eats “healthy” food. While our family does enjoy a variety of foods, my number one concern is ensuring she has a healthy relationship with food, and understands “all foods fit!” We focus on lots of fruits […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 25, 2021

Food Allergies: Doing the Impossible!

By Amanda Sandroni, MS and Micheline Orlowsky, MS, RDN, LDN Food allergies can be life-threatening. The most common form of treatment is utilizing a restrictive diet that would force the avoidance of those foods. While this may be very difficult, and food allergies are very serious, this blog can offer some tips and tricks to […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 18, 2021

Benefits of Beans

By Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN You probably grew up knowing that beans were good for you, but the only way your mom got you to eat them was by putting them in chili!  Let’s face it, beans got a bad rap and were often the butt of jokes (pun intended!).  But, as usual, […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 11, 2021

Food Forward Ways to Improve High Blood Pressure

By Emily Bumgarner, M.Ed, RDN, LDN Did you know that nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure? What is more shocking is that many don’t even know they have it. Although it may start off as a small health concern, long-term high blood pressure can cause major health effects, especially to […]