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Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day?

Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day?

Tips For Cooking  With Chocolate By: Jodie Shield, RD My family’s favorite chocolate candy is Fannie Mae Pixies a.k.a. chocolate covered turtles. Well, I  just got back from the candy store.  Did you know a one pound box [...]

Top 5 Flu-Fighting Foods

Top 5 Flu-Fighting Foods

By: Jodie Shield, RD Starve a cold, feed a fever – or is it the other way around?  Last week I had a doozy of a cold, so between sneezes, I started sniffling around for the answer. [...]

Top 3 Healthiest Nuts

Top 3 Healthiest Nuts

Bursting with flavor and kid appeal, nuts are an energizing treat for the holiday crunch.  By Jodie Shield, RD Are your kids nuts about nuts? Mine are, especially now that they know a “nutcracker” isn’t just [...]

Is Your Bread a Winner?

Is Your Bread a Winner?

By: Jodie Shield, RD Here’s the scenario: This school year you want to buy whole-grain breads for your kids’ sandwiches so you’re perusing the grocery aisle.  You glance at the packages and pick which of the [...]

Produce: Picking the Best Options

Produce: Picking the Best Options

By: Jodie Shield, RD When selecting and preparing fruits and vegetables, taste and nutrition are, of course, important.  However, as the flurry of media attention regarding pesticides and produce recalls demonstrates, food safety is also a [...]

Do You Know Your Beans?

Do You Know Your Beans?

By: Jodie Shield, RD   Beans belong to the family of plants known as legumes, of which there are about two thousand varieties all over the world.  Beans are a key ingredient in many ethnic foods.  [...]

Healthy Families Eat Beans

Healthy Families Eat Beans

By: Jodie Shield, RD While beans may not be magical enough to grow a fairy-tale beanstalk, they do work their own kind of magic on our health.  Several studies suggest that eating beans may prevent heart [...]

How To Buy Eggs

How To Buy Eggs

  By: Jodie Shield, RD When it comes to buying eggs, it’s not six of one, half dozen of the other.  Brown, jumbo, grade A, organic -there are so many factors to consider.As you’re checking out [...]

Eat Fish and Reel in the Health Benefits

Eat Fish and Reel in the Health Benefits

  By: Jodie Shield, RD Most of us regard seafood as grown-up food, but studies show that kids can benefit from eating fish, too.  Seafood provides an excellent source of high-quality, easily digestible  protein that will [...]

What a Catch!

What a Catch!

    How to get your kids hooked on fish and lure them toward a lifetime of healthy eating. By: Jodie Shield, RD Every summer my three kids look forward to trekking to Northern Michigan and [...]