Like so many things affecting their children, parents tend to disagree on whether sex, sexual orientation or religion should be taught in school. Well, this mom (and an RD) often wonders if nutrition should be taught in school. Teachers are not experts in nutrition nor are they educated about pediatric or adult nutrition as part of their college curriculums. Yet, many classroom teachers are giving lessons on “calories, good and bad foods, and even having students log their foods to [...]
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Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with fresh herbs like parsley, mint & tomatoes. Serve this tart salad with a scoop of hummus and warm pita! INGREDIENTS ( Makes 8 servings) 1 cup bulghur wheat 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 [...]
Have you ever heard of sunflower milk? With almond milk, hemp milk, and rice milk on the market…it seems as if there couldn’t possibly be another milk beverage to hit the grocery aisles. SōL is actually made from sunflower kernels and can be enjoyed just as you would drink regular milk. It goes with cereal, by itself or you can use it to make a classic chia pudding. One serving of SōL provides 50% RDA of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that [...]
Love is in the air—or is it? For some, Valentine’s Day may feel like the whole world is staring you down. Marked by chocolates, flowers and couples holding hands, for some, remember that Valentine’s Day is still just like any other day. And like any other day, we have the ability to control our thoughts and how we feel about ourselves. It is a day that emphasizes love. So, whether you’re celebrating the day with a significant other, your friends, your [...]
By Guest Blogger: Rebecca Weiss When I was growing up every woman I knew was on a diet. My mother, my grandmother, my aunt, my next-door neighbor, my babysitters… And while each of them had their own approach—the grapefruit diet, the no white food diet, the fruit and rice diet—they all shunned one common evil: Snacking. Yes, all of your weight problems could be traced back to between-meal snacks. Snacks were bad. Snacks were a sign of your lack of willpower. [...]