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What You Should Know about Food Allergies: A Beginner’s Guide


A food allergy is a sudden immune response that occurs right after eating a certain food. It is different from a food intolerance which usually causes milder symptoms or sometimes only digestive problems. In the United States, about 9 million adults and 6 million children have food allergies.


What are the symptoms?

Tempt Your Tastebuds: 4 Spices to Warm You Up This Winter

Think back to your favorite winter memories. For many of us, those memories involve a warm fire, hot cocoa, time spent with family, and tastes and smells of your favorite winter foods. With the incidence of heart disease and high blood pressure increasing every year, it is important to move away from sodium-rich foods, and find more creative ways to perk up your pallet. Looking to try something new in your soups and stews this winter? Here are 4 ideas that may help you create your new favorite holiday tradition.


Hi members!  I’m Lindsey, a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, and Lifestyle Coach for the Diabetes Prevention Program in Nashville, TN.

Planning Ahead for Stress-Free Meals

Most Americans understand basic healthy nutrition. Eat lean meat, vegetables and fruits. Drink water. Limit sugary foods and beverages. However, it seems that our busy lifestyles get in the way of putting this knowledge to use. One of the most common statements I hear in my office is, “I know what to do, I just need to find the time to do it.”

Making the Grade at Lunchtime

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but lunch also plays a critical role in children's overall health and school performance. When children skip lunch, they are likely to have trouble concentrating in the classroom, lack energy for sports and overeat on low-nutrient, after-school snacks.

Tips for Healthy Family Dinners

Did you know that kids in families who eat together are more confident, have better vocabularies, and score higher on tests? It can be tricky to schedule regular meals together, but the stronger bond your family will share is worth the effort!

Make time to eat with your family using the following tips from Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)-the food and nutrition experts!

Quick Guide to Nutritious Meals