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Hungry or Satisfied? Rate Your Appetite

Hungry or Satisfied? Rate Your Appetite

Use a hunger scale to help you and your kids learn when to put down that fork! By: Jodie Shield, RD   Hunger Games. Kids and adults play them all the time. You know what I [...]

Oh, the Pastabilities!

Oh, the Pastabilities!

March is National Noodle Month By: Jodie Shield, RD If you could use only one word to describe the perfect family meal, what would it be? Versatile? Convenient? Economical? Healthy? Delicious?  I would use the word [...]

Cooking With Fin-Esse

Cooking With Fin-Esse

Tips for Buying and Preparing Seafood By: Jodie Shield, RD It’s Lent.  And I’ve had several requests for fish stories and recipes.  Some of  you even confessed that you’re hesitant to cook fish because it’s too [...]

Health by Chocolate: Top 3 Reasons to Eat It

Health by Chocolate: Top 3 Reasons to Eat It

By: Jodie Shield, RD As if anybody needs a reason to eat chocolate!  But if you do, here’s the bittersweet truth about everybody’s favorite sweet stuff – – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is . [...]

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. [...]

Body Fat Scales – Do They Really Work?

Body Fat Scales – Do They Really Work?

By: Jodie Shield, RD Many of you have asked me what I think about body fat scales – are they accurate?  What’s the best one to buy?  Do they really measure body fat?  Well I confess: [...]

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 [...]

Better-Than-Fried Chicken

Better-Than-Fried Chicken

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this oven-baked chicken is finger-lickin’ good! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN You may have noticed that I have devoted my last few blogs to convincing you to [...]

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 [...]