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All healthy foods are super foods –learn each of their power packed benefits!

Pumpkin Day

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Did You Know . . . Pumpkin’s bright orange health-enhancing antioxidants can be easily included in your snacks and meals. By Kitty Broihier, MS, RD Behind…

Wonderful Walnuts


By Rachel Blaine, MPH, RD Walnuts provide more than a nutty flavor. They are jam packed with heart-healthy fats which can help young hearts stay…

Kale Vs. Spinach

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After trying some of my kale and mango salad (see recipe below), my mother-in-law asked me if kale was really better than spinach. With the…

The Truth About Cinnamon

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Cinnamon has been making the news lately because of recent increased awareness of one of its compounds, coumarin. Coumarin displays toxic liver effects in animal…

Buckwheat a Gluten-Free Super Food

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By: Anna Cunningham, RD What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat, with the scientific name: Fagopyrum Esculentum, is not a cereal, but a pseudo cereal. It is the…

Walnuts – What, Why, and How?


By: Esmerelda Guerrero, RD What are walnuts? Walnuts are a nut grown on trees that are jammed packed with brain, heart and lung powering nutrients.…

Sweet Potatoes are a Super Food…Now That’s Sweet


  By Kerri-Ann Jennings Sweet potatoes can be more than just a Thanksgiving favorite, when prepared without the extra fat and sugar. Sweet potatoes are…

Super Snacks for Your Super Kid


By: Megan Kochanek Imagine it’s 10 am and your child wants a snack.  Before you grab that conveniently packaged cookie, stop and think for a minute.…

Pomegranate: The Antioxidant Powerhouse


By: Silje Mork Bjorndal Punica granatum, commonly known as Pomegranate, is a small fruit-bearing plant native to Iran. The name comes from French, pomme garnete,…



By: Alexandria Hardy, RD Prelude to the PersimmonIn the world of persimmons, there are many different varietals, but only two specific types are available commercially.…

Nectarines are Nectarlicious!


By: Rosanne Rust, MS, RD, LDN Nectarines: peaches without the fuzz? Well, not exactly. Nectarines are similar to peaches, both originating in China more than…

Kiwi and its Many Health Benefits


By: Alexandria Hardy, RD What’s in a Name? For this fruit, quite a lot! The kiwi, originally called the Chinese gooseberry and later the “sunny…

The Tale of Kale


By: Brooke Horn, MPH, RD Kale is a dark leafy green vegetable that contains lots of healthy nutrients. Why is Kale so great? Kale has…

Superfoods: Cranberries


By: Alexandria Hardy, RD From great ways to eat them to their nutritional packed powers, cranberries are one super food you’ll want to include in…

Chia – Why, What and How?


By: Brooke Horn, MPH, RD What are Chia Seeds? Salvia hispanica L., more commonly known as the Chia seed, is an ancient seed traditionally used…




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