National Nutrition Month

This March marks the 50th anniversary of National Nutrition Month! Created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is intended to educate the population about making smart food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. One of the most distinguishable attributions of eating healthy is the Food Guide […]

Top Myths of Nutrition from Registered Dietitians

While March is National Nutrition Month, making informed choices about your diet is important for every meal of every day all year long. Despite the many advances in modern medicine, we all know someone who has suffered from heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. With every advance in information comes equal but opposite waves of misinformation […]

Share Grains with Your Special Someone

Show your love this Valentine’s Day through the gift of food! These one-of-a-kind recipes are sure to have your special someone asking for seconds on this sweet occasion. Breakfast Lunch Appetizers Dinner Dessert

Heart Health & Grains

Did you know that the World Health Organization states cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally? Did you also know a 2015 study found that eating a healthy diet containing whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease by one-third? Whole grains aid in having, and keeping, a healthy heart due to […]

The Importance of Folic Acid

What is it? Folic acid is the synthetic (man-made) form of folate, a naturally occurring B vitamin. Why is it important? Folic acid is essential for a wide range of bodily functions, which is why it’s important to include in your daily diet. First and foremost, folic acid helps the body make healthy new red […]

Calorie Burning Methods

The new year has started and so have the resolutions. For many, losing weight or watching what they’re eating is a popular goal to strive for. Cutting calories is a straightforward process, but there are some hacks – and limitations – to look out for when wanting to burn extra calories. Methods One of the […]

Intermittent Fasting 101

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is best defined as a way of eating that involves extended periods of not consuming foods when a person normally would. This could consist of alternating days of normal eating with days of fasting, where you only consume water and no calories. The fasting phase could also occur during a given day, […]

Safe Holiday Baking Tips

The holidays are cherished for time with family, fun festivities, and delectable dishes. Due to the rise in popularity of baking and cooking during the winter season, it can be easy to improperly prepare food, causing a big ‘bah humbug’ for those intended to enjoy a bite. Many don’t realize that flour is a raw […]

Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Well-known for its gathering of family and friends, Thanksgiving is most loved for its array of the holiday’s classic foods. While it’s great sharing a meal with those you love on Thanksgiving, many people look forward to the day after the festivities, as eating the leftovers is an anticipated tradition. It may get redundant to […]

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we are highlighting the importance of grains in the diet and their relation, or lack thereof, to diabetes. Foods we eat can have an impact on our health, but despite the common assumptions that grain foods are associated with a higher risk of diabetes, a commentary written by Glenn […]