Sponsored: Spotting fad diets

Frequently I get asked what I think about diet books and fad diets. Since there are so many fad diets, here are tools and questions so you can decide for yourself whether this is a sustainable way of eating.

Sponsored: What's the unit price?

If you’re a savvy supermarket shopper, you probably already know what the unit price is. This is the cost or price per unit of a specific item.

Sponsored: Summer Snacking

With kids home from school many are looking for summer snack ideas that won’t break the bank and are better choices. 

Sponsored: Protect Yourself and Others from Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

We typically acclimate to warmer temperatures and humidity by adjusting our exercise habits to cooler times of the day and drinking more fluid. 

Sponsored: What Does “Shop Local” Mean?

Did you know that there’s no real definition of the word “local” when it comes to food? The USDA (US Department of Agriculture) notes that, “There is no pre-determined distance to define what consumers consider “local,” but a set number of miles from a center point or state/local boundaries is often used.”

Sponsored: Kicking the sugar habit

Q: I am working on having balanced meals and improving my health, but I have a real “sweet tooth” that I need to tame. Any suggestions?

Sponsored: Low-sodium cooking ideas

Q: My doctor has advised me to cut down on my sodium and added salt to see if that helps my blood pressure. Do you have some suggestions for cooking and where I could find recipe ideas?

Sponsored: Diet for celiac disease

Q: I’ve just found out that I’ve gotten celiac disease and am a bit overwhelmed. Where do I start as far as what to eat?

Sponsored: Heart-healthy meals

Q: My husband has recently had bypass surgery and I want to learn more about preparing heart healthy meals. Do you have some resources you’d recommend?

Sponsored: What To Do If You Can’t Find Infant Formula

Starting in 2020 we saw some shortages of infant formula. In late February of 2022, Abbott Nutrition products were part of a voluntary recall and then one of their manufacturing facilities was closed due to a suspected bacterial contamination – suddenly the situation escalated.

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