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Elena Natker, MS, RD

Elana Natker, MS, RD, is a nutrition communications consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. Find her online at Sage Leaf Communications, LLC, and on Twitter and Instagram.
 

 

 

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Celebrate National Picnic Day! Perfect Weather Not Required

Celebrate National Picnic Day! Perfect Weather Not Required

National Picnic Day is April 23, 2017. Eating dinner together as a family is something we take seriously in our house. But that doesn’t mean dinnertime needs to be serious.
An Elegant, Practical Roasting Pan

An Elegant, Practical Roasting Pan

You can get less expensive or larger pans, but this pan is just right for the cook who loves to roast.
Get Your Freekeh on

Get Your Freekeh on

It’s a hearty grain with a similar toothiness to farro, a close cousin to barley, and when it cooks it smells like bacon (yes, really!).
Creating a Culture of Health at School

Creating a Culture of Health at School

When students are healthy, the benefits are numerous: They perform better on tests, get better grades overall, have fewer missed days of school and behave better in class. Get inspired and learn about opportunities for making healthy habits among school-aged kids.
Why I've Become a Sous Vide Convert

Why I've Become a Sous Vide Convert

Sous vide takes the guesswork out of cooking your meat to doneness without overcooking, and will make you feel like a bona fide chef!
Celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day Today

Celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day Today

Everybody eats, so everybody's an expert in nutrition, right? In fact, the true nutrition experts are registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs.
Academy Elections – Your Vote Counts

Academy Elections – Your Vote Counts

While the rest of the country may be captivated by that other election, members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are gearing up for our own annual election. If you haven't voted before, here are three reasons to do it this year.
4 Reasons You Aren't Consuming Enough Seafood — and How to Eat More

4 Reasons You Aren't Consuming Enough Seafood — and How to Eat More

Seafood has a lot going for it: omega-3s, vitamin D, selenium and choline. Yet, the average American eats less than half of the recommended amount. Why is that, and what do you need to know to strive for more seafood in your diet?
6 Tips for Perfect — and Healthier — Homemade Pizza

6 Tips for Perfect — and Healthier — Homemade Pizza

Forget hamburgers and apple pie – what's more American than pizza? While pizza may be one of the top five sources of calories in the American diet and one of the top leading contributors of sodium, there are many ways to make pizza a healthier meal.
Why This RD's Kid Eats School Lunch

Why This RD's Kid Eats School Lunch

In our house, we nudge our school-age child toward buying a hot school lunch. If you haven't been to a school lunch cafeteria in while, I urge you to visit your child at lunch — you might be surprised.