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Tamagoyaki: the Japanese Omelet

New Research Reveals Why Dark Chocolate Is So Good for You

Show Your Support for Farmers' Markets

Drinking Your Calories: It All Adds Up

Thoughts on National Junk Food Day

Heroes + Inspiration

Food + Recipes

Savor: Clams

Found along the East and West Coasts of the U.S., both hard- and soft-shell clams are mildly salty and have a soft, chewy texture.

Oats: A Trendy, Budget-friendly Food Staple

Cultivated for medicinal purposes thousands of years ago, today, oats are a delicious, trendy and budget-friendly food staple.

Get Saucy Series: Healthy Yogurt Sauces

If velvety béchamel sauce suits French food, tangy yogurt sauces befit Mediterranean cuisines.

Savor: Whole Grains

Numerous studies document the relationship between whole grain intake and reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Food Trends

In the Matter of Milk

From rumors of hormones in milk causing early puberty in girls to lurking residues of antibiotic and cancer-causing agents, milk's wholesome reputation has been rattled in recent years. But are the alarms based in fact or fiction?

Can Reviving Traditional Foods Improve Native Americans' Health?

The Tohono O’odham people have been farming and cultivating prickly pear (or I’ipai in O’odham), agave (A’ud), tepary beans (Bawi) and cholla cactus buds (Ciolim) in this dry Southern Arizona desert for centuries. The name of the tribe means “Desert People,” and bringing back local culture from farm to plate is one mission the Tohono O’odham Community Action organization has been working on since 1996.

The Mind of the Male Shopper

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 41 percent of meals made at home are prepared by men—while consumer research reports indicate more men nationwide are taking over as the primary household grocery shoppers.

Exploring the Global "Cultured Meat" Effort

While it sounds like the stuff of science fiction, meat grown in a laboratory is gaining attention as a potential solution to animal cruelty, pollution and hunger, and scientists from the Netherlands to Brazil are researching ways to bring cultured meat to our kitchens.

Nutrition News

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.

Can Diet Help Manage Amenorrhea?

A woman has missed three or more consecutive periods and she isn't pregnant, she may have secondary amenorrhea. Some female athletes suffer from amenorrhea not because of their exercise intensity, but because their energy intake is too low to support their activity levels.

Product Reviews

Reading the Tea Leaves

The infuser insert does double duty for brewing tea and flavoring the tea with fruit, herbs or other creative concoctions. It was super easy to use right out of the box and now I’ve played with it so many times, I’m a flash-chillin’ pro.

Start From Scratch With This Saucepan

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

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

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.

Locate Special Diet (Version 1.0)

Locate Special Diet helps you find gluten-free, organic, local, paleo, vegan and vegetarian-friendly food and drink options near you.

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.