Nutrition Articles

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding


By: Celina Paras MSc, RDN, LD.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yields: 2 servings


1 cup unsweetened almond milk or low-fat milk ¼ cup dry chia seeds ...

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Keys to Healthy Snacks

Jodi Schaeffer, MPH, RD, LDN

When many people hear the work “snack” they automatically think candy bars and chips, but the truth is that nutrient-rich snacks are an essential...

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Trick-or-Treat Tricks

Jennifer Leheska, PhD, RD, LD

Are you among the 70.6% of Americans who will have their light on October 31st to greet all the little ghost and goblins anxious to see how much candy loot t...

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Are you Drinking Your Calories?

Jodi Schaeffer, MPH, RDN, LDN When it comes to weight loss, there are lots of diets promising fast results. Most people try to reduce their calorie intake by focusing on food, but another way to...

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Cilantro Hummus Fettuccine Pasta

Cilantro Hummus Fettuccine Pasta By: Joanna Gallegos, RDN LD Yield: 4 servings Serving size: 2 oz

Ingredients: -8 oz fettuccine pasta -8 oz traditional hummus -1/4 cup vegetable oil -1 b...

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3 Easy Ways to use Avocado!

Hailey Morris Avocado has been a very popular fruit in the past. It provides about 20 essential nutrients and is a great source of fiber. Avocados contain folate, potassium, Vitamin E, B-Vitamin...

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All Star Football Recipe Flips

Jennifer Leheska, Mindy Diller, Tiffany Quevedo, Jennifer Cash, Tina Maxwell, Tessa Henard, Lori Kiker

Are you looking forward to football season but not the extra padding that may come w...

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Main Course Salads

Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

When the weather is warm and it’s more fun to spend time out of doors, a salad can be quick, convenient, nutritious and delicious all at the same time! S...

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Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms

Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

Mushroom lovers rejoice! Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, and can be a satisfying substitute for higher-calorie ingredients. Mushrooms are unique...

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

During National Nutrition Month®, Put Your Best Fork Forward by creating an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods. Accor...

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Food Safety for the Microwave

by Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

The microwave ranks near the top of the list of cooking appliances that people can’t live without. Making good use of your microwave can save on energ...

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Eating Right on the Go!

by Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA These days, we tend to pack so much into each and every minute. Being so busy can affect our food choices and our waistlines, but we can be healthy at the sa...

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Go Green in 2017

by Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their day, which is bad because vitamins and minerals (provided in fruits and vegetables) run metabo...

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3 Keys to a Healthy Holiday

Angela Lemond, RDN, CSP, LD

The holidays are such a great time to catch-up with extended family and friends. But too many parties, cocktails and mindless eating can cause weight gain tha...

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The Power of Fiber

By Lori S. Kiker MS, RDN, LD, CSO

Fiber is only found in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. The fibers of a plant form the supporting structure of its leaves...

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Are You Nutrition Literate?

Do you know which foods go in what food groups? Did you know there are food groups? Do you know how to read food labels? The last time you went to the doctor did they tell you to eat healthy? Wh...

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Think Outside the Bag with MyPlate!

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Back-to-school or back-to-work doesn’t have to mean back to boring, brown bag lunches. By using USDA’s MyPlate, you can create lots of different lunch option...

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