Baby eating cracker
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 27, 2021

Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Should You Worry?

By Jessica Bosworth, M.S. Recently the New York Times and other publications reported on toxic levels of heavy metals found in popular baby food brands. Because of widespread pollution, it is almost impossible to avoid consuming contaminated products, but does that mean the amount found in baby food is acceptable and unavoidable? The report summarizes […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • February 23, 2021

The Locavore Experiment: Understanding Food Environment and Culture

By Sinan Ozyemisci When we think about the ‘natural roots of our culture,’ what is it that comes to mind? Perhaps we often think about our family traditions, our ancestors, or maybe even all of the languages our great-grandparents spoke. But do we ever think of literal roots in the soil? Do we ever think […]


Enjoying meals is an important part of intuitive eating
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 16, 2021

Unlocking Intuitive Eating

By Katie Graham, MS, RD, LDN There is a “D” word dietitians cringe when hearing (no, not donuts), it is … DIETING (eek!).   When I mention the word “diet” in this case, I’m referring to a restrictive way of eating. Whether the diet is carbohydrate free, or smoothies only, or no eating after 7 pm, […]


Colorful vegetables on the counter.
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 10, 2021

Plant-based Diet for Heart Health

By Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN, CPT, NBC-HWC Did you know that eating a plant-based diet may help to reduce your risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States? According to the CDC, “Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 3, 2021

Why Love Walnuts?

By Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND Crunchy, nutty, with satisfying flavor and texture, walnuts add to our healthful cooking and eating pleasure.  But did you know that eating walnuts are good for heart health?   Celebrating heart health this month, we’re reminded of the many ways we can enjoy walnuts throughout the year to […]