5 Healthful Thanksgiving Hacks

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate a delicious meal with family and friends, but there’s nothing worse than feeling like an overstuffed bird after dinner. To turn winter’s most vibrant and colorful fruits and vegetables into the star at the dinner table, slim down Aunt Betty’s gravy, and keep portion sizes in check, RDs […]

FNCE® Food Trends 2019

More than 10,000 RDs gathered in Philadelphia this year for the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®). They attended educational sessions, networked, and tasted new and nutritious food products in the Expo Hall. For the third year in a row, I was there for Today’s Dietitian to bring you a rundown of the latest, […]

Learn to Love Sardines

Canned tuna was a staple in my house when I was a kid. Back in the day, my elementary school didn’t have a cafeteria, so we actually went home for lunch every day. While I can’t even begin to count the number of tuna sandwiches my mom made for our one-hour school lunch, I don’t […]

FNCE®’s Hottest Food Trends

Food and nutrition trends come and go. Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s when I first started attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), cholesterol was a hot topic, so the Expo Hall was filled with low-fat and fat-free food products, and oat bran was sprinkled into just about everything. Fast-forward to last […]

Summer In-the-Oven Vegetable Sensations

In the summer when vegetables are at their peak and available at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSAs, consumers (including myself) turn their culinary attention to making colorful and crunchy salads, bruschetta topped with vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, and asparagus, zucchini, squash, and even sweet potatoes cooked on the backyard grill. On days when […]