September-October 2013

Farming For Change in El Salvador

August 26, 2013 Linda Belt-Bernier

In the small Central American country of El Salvador, natural disasters, civil unrest, gaps in healthcare financing and inefficient distribution systems have left many of the country’s 6 million citizens with chronic nutritional deficiencies. Grades

September-October 2013

It Takes a Village to Fight Clinical Malnutrition

August 26, 2013 Kathleen Zelman

In 1974, Charles Butterworth, MD, wrote a landmark article titled “The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet,” which brough to light clinical malnutrition’s adverse effect on the treatment and recovery rates of inpatients. Fast-forward nearly four

September-October 2013

Are Bugs the New Beef?

August 26, 2013 Monica Reinagel

I once opened a container of rolled oats that had gotten lost in the back of my pantry and was horrified to find a few mealworms wriggling in it. Not only did the oats go straight

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Get Inspired In Your Kitchen

August 26, 2013 Stacy Rothschild

Unfortunately in this day and age, cooking at home is not the norm, mostly as a result of the busy lives we all lead. In addition to the time crunch, many of my clients reveal

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Ayurvedic Vitamin Soup

August 22, 2013 Padmaja Vasireddy

Before I dare to share this recipe for spicy Vitamin Soup, I want to introduce you to the concepts of ayurveda and the health benefits of some Southeast Asian spices. What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda —

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What Is the S.L.O.E. Food Movement?

August 20, 2013 Jessica Corwin

Food marketing is big biz. The right advertisement can cause your mouth to water and your wallet to empty. Yet with passionate protesters on one side of the fence and the deep industry pockets on

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Diet Soda: Does It Make You Gain Weight?

August 19, 2013 Jody Pannozzo

I distinctly remember the concept of digestion beginning in the mouth as a main theme of one of my general nutrition classes in college. As my education progressed and I learned more about the biochemistry

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Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

August 15, 2013 Tram Le

I made these smoked salmon tea sandwiches for a brunch party I had last weekend with my coworkers. We’re moving to Annapolis, and I wanted to say thank you to some awesome ladies — not

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Nutrition Education the Creative Way

August 14, 2013 Monica Joyce

Finding creative ways to deliver nutrition information is always a challenge, which is why a neighbor of mine, Mary, decided on a backyard party. Mary is a busy mom and pharmaceutical rep in the Chicago

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Japan: A Mushroom Lover’s Heaven

August 13, 2013 Melinda Boyd

Where is this located? Japan, of course! First, a little backstory: I love mushrooms, but my husband is not the biggest fan. In a moment of pure fate, he gave me a cookbook on Japanese

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Gluten-free Breakfast Basics

August 12, 2013 Cheryl Harris

  With back-to-school right around the corner, it’s time for people who can’t eat gluten to plan ahead for breakfasts. We’ve all heard it: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and gets

Farmers' food market stall with variety of organic vegetable. Vendor serving and chating with customers.
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Invest in Farmers’ Markets

August 9, 2013 Brieanna Casperson

I don’t know about you, but I believe that farmers’ markets are some of the happiest places on earth. Vibrant produce, friendly vendors and excited patrons all converge to create a winning combination. Purchasing seasonal

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Roasted Zucchini Hummus

August 6, 2013 Maria Tadic, RD

It never fails — when I go visit my parents during the summer, my Mom always loads me up with some of her garden goodies. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, beans and lots and lots of summer