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November 05

Food & Fitness After 50: It’s Movember: A Movement to Raise Awareness on Prostate Cancer

In 2003, two friends in Melbourne, Australia were having a beer when they began talking about fashions and fads that have faded with time. The conversation got around to moustaches and they decided to bring back the facial hair in the month of November. Inspired by a friend’s mom who was raising funds for breast […]

October 21

How to say “YES” to Pizza

Don’t fret, pizza lovers! You can still have your pie and eat it, too. We all know pizza is delicious, but believe it or not, it can be a surprisingly healthy snack or meal. With a little bit of creativity and some basic portion control, we don’t say no to pizza. Check out some fun […]

September 15

Canned Tomato Challenge: San Marzano vs. USA

By Ashlea Hartz, N.C. In the shadows of the great Mt. Vesuvius lies a small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, yes that’s in Italy not Florida. It was here, one story goes, that a tomato seed gifted to the people of Naples from the royalty of Peru was first planted in the […]

August 09

El Tomate: un Ingrediente Esencial en la Cocina

Ximena Jimenez  Me encanta cocinar, sobre todo si son platillos latinos, y por eso no pueden faltar en mi cocina los tomates frescos y enlatados. Siendo una niña aprendí de las mujeres en mi familia que los tomates son un ingrediente esencial en casi todas nuestras recetas, desde los guisos y sofritos, hasta los estofados […]

July 03

A RED, White & Blue 4th of July

By Sharon Palmer, RD, author of Plant-Powered for Life Most traditional, cultural diets—whether from Peru or Asia—are based on plants. Even in our own country, our diet once gravitated more towards plants. My mother, who grew up in Arkansas, enjoyed a wholesome plant-based diet; a typical meal was black-eyed peas, foraged greens, roasted tomatoes, and […]

April 23

A Dietitian Goes to Pizza Expo

By Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN, CSSD Pizza has been a family-favorite meal for decades. This isn’t only true for my family but families across the United States. From time-to-time, this literally well-rounded meal catches flack for being on the not-so-healthy list. I believe that all foods can be a part of a family’s wellness routine […]

April 06

Fresh or Canned Tomatoes: How Do You Choose?

  With summer quickly approaching, fresh fruits and vegetables are delicious and in season, adding a boost of flavor and texture to some of your favorite summer dishes, from salads to sandwiches and beyond. Tomatoes pack many beneficial health compounds, such as fiber and vitamins A and C, promoting a healthy heart, as well as […]