Is Chocolate Healthy?

In honor of all leftover Valentine’s Day candy everywhere… Here’s a short presentation I gave to my biology class a few years ago. 😉 Is Chocolate Healthy?

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How Common Threads is Fighting Childhood Obesity

While the clinical stuff is really fun, one of my favorite classes in my dietetics program was Community Nutrition. That’s the class where we learned how assess a community’s needs, then design programs & policies to meet those needs. (And if you know anything about me, you know that’s where my heart lies.) My project…

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How Does The Keto Diet Work (with Bonus Plant-Based Keto Meal Planner)

Are you wondering how does the keto diet work? My lab report from my Sports Nutrition class is an FAQ for all the science behind this much misunderstood diet & its benefits for sport & weight loss (and yes, there are several).    What is ketosis? Ketone bodies (KB) are produced after several days of…

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Perfect Egg White Foam

How Make Great Egg White Foam Eggs are a mainstay in the American diet (and many around the world). Their functional properties such as binding, emulsion, and structure make them a useful addition to many food products. Beating the whites of the eggs until they expand and foam contributes to many desserts and baked goods.…

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Prevent Food Borne Illness

2 Simple Ways to Prevent Food Borne Illness Food safety is something I’ve thought a lot about. While healthy people may not experience much more than a some tummy trouble, the risk of serious illness or death is much higher for people with compromised immune systems (HIV, cancer, children & elderly). So if you cook…

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The Benefits of Using a Food Tracker

The Benefits of Using a Food Tracker A food tracker is one tool of many used to collect information about a person’s typical dietary intake, with the intent to identify food patterns, nutrient deficiencies, or chronic disease risk factors. In a dietary recall, the subject is asked to recall what they ate over a period,…

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