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Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

Southwest Pasta Salad

This Southwest Pasta Salad is a healthy, Southwest inspired recipe and also happens to be vegetarian.

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9 Kitchen Items You Forgot To Clean

Illness-causing bacteria can survive in many places around the kitchen and could unintentionally spread bacteria to your food and family. Wash these often-forgotten items to ensure a clean kitchen.

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How To Keep Food Safe in the Fridge

When it comes to keeping your family safe from food poisoning, the refrigerator is an essential kitchen tool. Yet many Americans don’t know much about this appliance.

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Homemade Hummus

Experiment with homemade hummus because it's simple and the options are truly endless.

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5 Surprising Causes of Food Poisoning

Did you know 1 in 6 get sick with food poisoning per year? That’s around 48 million people! Here are some things that you may not realize can cause food poisoning.

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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Chicken is cooked low and slow in tomatoes and a blend of Mexican spices, then shredded. It’s a perfect topping for tostadas and salads or filling for tacos and burritos.

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It's Time for Action on Prediabetes

Here's why I'm urging all members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to tell Congress to conduct a hearing on Medicare coverage for prediabetes.

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Whole-Grain Power Muffins

A muffin strong enough to fill the bellies of even the hungriest child or adult. A delightful start to the day or snack loaded with whole grains, flax and hemp seeds, shredded carrot and fresh orange zest.

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Podcast

Sure, you love a good discussion. But is that all it takes to start a podcast? Before you jump behind a microphone and hit record, ask yourself these five questions.

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Kitchen Hack: Magically Extend Shelf-Life of Leafy Greens

A quick trick to extend the shelf-life of your leafy greens.

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Summer Squash Noodles

Skip the grocery store and head to your local farmers market to load up on these delicious beauties. Then, make this recipe for Summer Squash Noodles.

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Make Spanish Paella in Your Rice Cooker

When I discovered my rice cooker could cook more than rice, my world changed. How had I lived in the dark so long?

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How Fat Became the "Sixth Taste"

It's been craved. It's been feared. Now, fat is taking on a new role. Recent research says fat joins the ranks of salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami as the "sixth taste" detected during a dining experience.

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Why Moderation Is Key to Healthy Aging

Whether it concerns weight management, physical activity, or alcohol and tobacco use, health experts urge people to consider their limitations and changing needs as they approach their senior years.

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Go for Color with Tuscan Bean and Veggie Quinoa Casserole

Farmers markets and backyard gardens are full of bright, beautiful, naturally colorful foods. These colors indicate that these foods are especially healthy. Try this recipe full of colorful vegetables.

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First Time Attending FNCE? You've Got to Watch This

FNCE, the annual meeting of dietitians, is kind of taking over my life right now. Watch this video of my tips for first-time FNCE attendees.

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3 Things RDNs Need to Keep Their Passion Alive

Whether you are a new dietitian or have been practicing for years, it's time to tap into the passion you felt on the day you passed the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

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5 Ways RDNs Can Serve Latinos and Hispanics

As an RDN who works with Latino and Hispanic populations, I understand the unique challenges dietitians in bilingual communities face. In fact, I'm the chair of the Latino and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN) member interest group.

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Nori Veggie Wraps

I am about to blow your mind: Nori isn't just for making sushi. In fact this seaweed can be used to make what is arguably one of the best wraps ever.

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Curry Chickpea Salad Is a Hummus Alternative

Since this spread isn't completely smooth like hummus, it has a bit of crunch to add more texture to your sandwich.

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Grown Up Mashed Sweet Potatoes

While many sweet potato recipes call for added sugar, this recipe does not. I prefer to let the sweet potato's natural sweetness shine on its own.

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6 Things Congress Should Do Before Voting on CNR

When it comes to performance in reading, writing and arithmetic, nutrition deserves a special focus. School nutrition is often questioned and criticized, but I want legislators to understand the upside of these programs.

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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.

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Plan Ahead for a Healthier Vacation

It may be tempting to let everything go while on vacation, including your diet. But, even a few days of out-of-control eating can have disastrous effects on your waistline and your health.

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Apple-Quinoa Meatballs

For this recipe, I decided to have a little fun with my love for meatballs in this sweet and savory mix of apple, beef and quinoa.

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4 Diabetes Myths — Busted

As both a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator, I see many overwhelmed and confused patients with diabetes. I'm happy to take the role of diabetes myth-buster.

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Comforting Chicken-Less Soup

Back when my family ate meat, one of my daughter's favorite meals was a simple chicken soup loaded with grains and vegetables. When our family transitioned to a fully plant-based diet, I knew I had to reinvent this classic for her.

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