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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Breakfast bars

Bars for breakfast

Grocery shelves are packed with “nutrition bars” these days. Typically, they are made up of: Dairy or soy protein (whey or soy protein isolate are common) Rice and/or oats Peanuts and/or other nuts Sugar,...
Food with a magnifying glass

Nutrition quiz: You know it all—true or false?

 Nutritional advice is tricky to navigate. Food science is incomplete, evolving, sometimes contradictory, and easily misrepresented by people and companies who have something to sell. We are bombarded with passionate messages about foods that...
Various healthy foods

Eat Right Now: Nutrition Essentials Made Easy

Rate this article and enter to winThe #1 secret to good nutrition is balance. Protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats are the essential sources of energy—calories—that fuel our bodies. Vegetables and fruits round out the...
Portioned ice cream scoops

How to visualize a portion size

We’re constantly being told to pay attention to portion sizes, but in a country known for its super-sized food, how are we supposed to know what constitutes a portion?Here’s a life hack for you....
A plate with a sandwich and fries

Feed yo’ self: Cooking skills you need to know

Rate this article and enter to winAre you a master or disaster in the kitchen? More than half of students say they’re interested in learning to cook (and the other half already have some...
Avacado

Ask the nutritionist: Are avocados actually healthy?

“Are avocados actually healthy? Aren’t they full of fat?”—Darren, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYes and yes. Avocados provide many nutrients essential for your health.One cup of diced avocado contains roughly: 40 percent of the recommended daily value...
Eat-and-move-o-matic app

Eat-and-move-o-matic by Learning Games Lab, NM State University

Why we love it:This app shows you how the foods you eat help fuel your body during your favorite activities. You can learn about your favorite foods and find out how small changes can...
Table of festive holiday meal

Savor the season: 10 ways to feel good about your holiday eats

 There’s a reason holidays are so food-focused: Sharing food is how we humans have connected for generations. (That slice of homemade pumpkin pie really does give us life.) But navigating the holiday food table...
One person eating very little, one person eating a lot

Too much, too little: Recognizing disordered eating habits

Rate this article and enter to winHigh school comes with many new experiences: Some are rewarding, while others give new meaning to the word “stress.” There are productive ways to deal with pressure and...
Vegetables

Ask the nutritionist: Transitioning from a meat-eater to a vegetarian

“Do you have tips for transitioning from a meat-eater to a vegetarian?”—Jess*, Toronto, CanadaJess,People transition to vegetarianism for a variety of reasons. Whether you do it for moral or health reasons, it’s a good...