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Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN

Zach Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is a Philadelphia-based registered dietitian nutritionist, professional chef and clinical dietitian of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is the author of The Slice Plan: An Integrative Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle and a Better You. Connect with Zach on his website, The-Sage: Nutritious Solutions, and on Facebook and Twitter.
 

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The Right Foods at the Right Time: Circadian Rhythms and Nutrition

The Right Foods at the Right Time: Circadian Rhythms and Nutrition

The circadian rhythm, or a person’s 24-hour cycle, is a relatively new piece of the puzzle to understanding the obstacles we face to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita

Granita — a Sicilian-style frozen dessert made from water, sugar and flavorings — is kind of like a cross between a snow cone and a sorbet. It's the perfect treat to enjoy (in moderation) on a hot late-summer day.
A Stand Mixer That Prizes Good Design

A Stand Mixer That Prizes Good Design

As a chef, I put a lot of value in the efficiency of the performance in any kitchen tool. Knives should be sharp and have a good grip, food processors should assemble and detach with ease, and pots and pans should heat with an even distribution. That's why the SMEG Stand Mixer gets high marks from me.
4 Guidelines You Need to Know about Kitchen Composting

4 Guidelines You Need to Know about Kitchen Composting

Yard trimmings and food scraps make up a little over a quarter of total U.S. waste. So what's someone who lives in a densely populated urban environment to do? Try kitchen composting!
It's Time for Restaurants to Heed the Dietary Guidelines

It's Time for Restaurants to Heed the Dietary Guidelines

As an RDN, I know how important the Dietary Guidelines are when it comes to how we view the intersection of health, disease and nutrition. As a chef, I know the restaurant industry has a long way to go in helping the effort to make Americans healthier.
The Health Risks of Eating Disorders

The Health Risks of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder can affect anyone, no matter their gender, age or socioeconomic status — with serious potential health consequences.
Lead the Way to the Future of Dietetics

Lead the Way to the Future of Dietetics

My generation of RDNs has been issued a challenge: guide the future of our profession by taking on roles as preceptors and mentors. If you've answered the call, do more than teach your mentee what you know and really prepare them for a future as a dietitian.
5 Ways RDNs Can Serve Latinos and Hispanics

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.
Pumpkin Farro Fritters

Pumpkin Farro Fritters

These savory fritters are prepared with farro, a hearty whole grain that adds complexity (the good kind!) to texture and flavor.
Does Your Internal Clock Affect Your Eating Habits?

Does Your Internal Clock Affect Your Eating Habits?

Dietary recommendations typically focus on the quality and quantity of food rather than on when it is consumed. But emerging evidence helps illustrate the relationship between meal timing and its physiological effects.