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Tips for Healthy Snacking >

On 03.24.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

Snacking can be the key to a healthy diet when done properly. But according to the USDA, the average snack for U.S. adults tends to have higher proportions of carbs and total sugars than beneficial nutrients such as protein and fiber. What to look for in a healthy snack The best snacks are those that fill you up quickly, keep you feeling full until mealtime, and add relatively few calories to your daily total. When picking a snack, aim for something that follows these simple criteria: Few calories. Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories. Even when you eat a portion that satisfies your hunger, the calorie count is low. High in protein. Quality protein can increase satiety, help manage weight, and prevent chronic Read More >

National Nutrition Month® – Making the Most of Breakfast >

On 03.03.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

March is National Nutrition Month®, which makes this a perfect time to review some of the best recommendations for achieving a healthy diet. There is a lot of confusing and conflicting information when it comes to improving our eating habits. With new diet trends that focus on a “free-from�? platform, it may seem that eating healthy is becoming increasingly complicated. We are being told to select foods that are free-from gluten and free-from dairy. There are dozens of other elements misleadingly being labeled as dangerous for our health. U.S. adults not getting enough fruits and veggies Let us take this opportunity during National Nutrition Month® to step back and practice the fundamentals of healthy eating. Before we remove anything from our diet, let’s start with Read More >

Eggs: A Piece of the Fitness Puzzle for National Nutrition Month® >

On 03.02.2015 by Debbie Rayhab

This March, we again join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt healthy nutrition choices and a routine of physical activity. This powerful combo can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease, and feel great! Fitness + nutrition can help you maintain muscle mass Most people start losing some muscle after age 30. But you can tackle this trend. Says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Men and women should participate in muscle strengthening activities that work the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders and arms) at least two times each week. Examples of strength training include lifting weights, using resistance Read More >

RD’s Perspective – Two Safe Eggs a Day >

On 03.18.2011 by Debbie Campbell, RD, LD

Safest Choice™ is pleased to feature Debbie Campbell’s expert insights as part of Jay’s Two Safe Eggs a Day Weight Loss blog series. The National Nutrition Month's theme is "Eat Right With Color."  We’ve probably heard (mostly from our moms!) to “eat your fruits and vegetables�?.  This is terrific advice, and it actually improves overall nutrition and health.  Fruits and veggies have powerful phytonutrients (read “plant compounds�?) which can help to prevent poor health and may even reverse some conditions, especially high blood pressure, heart disease, Type II diabetes, and even macular degeneration. The results are incredible.  In Jay’s case, eating these foods can improve those nasty hunger levels, which may lead to over-eating. Try these colorful foods for overall better nutrition and aim for Read More >

Eggs, the Canvas for ‘Eat Right with Color’ Masterpieces >

On 03.15.2011 by Chantel Arsenault

March is National Nutrition Month, the American Dietetic Association's campaign focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. To show support for this great initiative Safest Choice™ is embracing the theme for 2011, "Eat Right With Color," by showing some wonderful ways eggs can be used as the blank canvas to add colors to. From casseroles to pizzas eggs are part of many delicious and healthy recipes. There are a lot of reasons to incorporate eggs into your meals. Recent news that eggs are lower in cholesterol has many people realizing that they can be part of a healthy diet. Eggs have a biological protein value of 100 and are the standard by which all other protein sources Read More >

Two Safe Eggs a Day – A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective >

On 03.09.2011 by Debbie Campbell, RD, LD

Safest Choice™ is pleased to feature Debbie Campbell’s expert insights as part of Jay’s Two Safe Eggs a Day Weight Loss blog series. It is very timely to begin my blog comments with recognition of National Registered Dietitian Day, today Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Registered Dietitian Day Registered Dietitian Day was created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to increase the awareness of Registered Dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitians are the most valuable and credible source of timely, science-based food and nutrition information. Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. They Read More >