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Drinking Your Calories: It All Adds Up

National Junk Food Day: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body

Ancient Grains and What They Mean for Your Health

Kefir: A Party of Probiotics

Salmon Potato Salad (Without Mayo!)

Heroes + Inspiration

Food + Recipes

Savor: Yogurt

What’s not to love about yogurt? It is rich in protein, calcium and potassium, and provides healthy bacteria that may be beneficial to the gut.

Redefining Rabbit

Rabbits may be cute, but their rapid reproduction and growth rates, coupled with an ability to thrive on food scraps, grass and other plant feeds, make them a viable protein source with a relatively small environmental footprint.

Plantains: A Tropical Staple for Sweet or Savory Fare

A staple in many tropical cultures, plantains may resemble bananas — but their starchy flesh is less sweet, more like that of a potato, and plantains must be cooked before eating.

7 Tips for Pairing Oils

Intimidated in the oil aisle? Fear not! With the knowledge of six common oils, you'll know exactly what to do.

Food Trends

A Tale of Two Food Deserts

How mobile markets bring fresh foods to rural and urban communities.

How to Organize a Farm Tour

Farm tours can be an excellent way to get out of the conference room, classroom or clinic and into the fields (or in other cases, urban vertical farms) for a new perspective on agriculture. Here are some tips for arranging a farm tour in your region.

Are Bugs the New Beef?

Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects) still elicits disgust from most North Americans and Europeans. But our aversion is far from universal. Various types of insects are an important food source — as well as a delicacy — for close to a third of the world’s citizens.

Chia Seeds: Tiny Seeds with a Rich History

Chia seeds' popularity can be harnessed by foodservice operations — especially those looking to attract health-conscious customers.

Nutrition News

Can Ergogenic Aids Give Athletes an Edge?

Performance-enhancing supplements promise everything from faster race times to better muscle definition, but can they deliver?

What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis, the death of muscle cells, has been making headlines in connection with popular high-intensity workout regimens. Participants jump, climb and power-lift their way to the brink of their abilities — and, according to critics, dangerously beyond.

Product Reviews

Start From Scratch With This Saucepan

Seasoned cooks who appreciate fine cookware will love the functionality and quality.

Mortar and Pestle: A Key for Grinding Spice Blends at Home

While the mortar and pestle isn't as ubiquitous as the oven or blender, it now has its place in my kitchen for special recipes that deserve a pop of flavor from fragrant herbs and spices — which happen to be jam-packed with antioxidants.

Tweets from Nutrition Experts

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The latest news and resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Read More.

More » App Reviews

Look & Cook (Version 2.0)

With creative and enticing recipes, Look & Cook is an interactive digital cookbook that leads you through each step of a recipe with pictures and detailed instructions.

Strava (Version 4.0.2)

Strava is a GPS run and ride tracker. Track your routes and stats, earn badges for achievements, compare with friends and rivals, take on challenges and push yourself harder.

Snapguide (Version 1.7.10)

Snapguide is an easy, mobile way to create, share and view quick guidebooks on everything from how to chop an onion to building a fence and how to grow out your hair. It's a virtual hub for how-to guides.

More » Book Reviews

The New Lean for Life

The New Lean for Life

The New Lean for Life includes some helpful tips for weight loss and packages it in a structured program that reinforces long-term behavior and dietary changes. However, ketogenic diets are difficult for many people to adhere to and the diet doesn’t provide for the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial substances found in a plant-based diet, which is beneficial for weight management and for long-term health.

More » Movie Reviews

Food Patriots

Food Patriots

As RDNs, we should be aware of the agriculture, gardens and community food programs near our homes. This film may help RDNs become the resource clients turn to when curious about the origins of their food.