• Peanut Power!

    Peanuts and peanut butter have always been among my very favorite foods and for a time, nearly my entire source of sustenance! I was recently invited by The Peanut Institute

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  • Remaking Snacking Habits

    A winning strategy is to view snack time as a time to add more fruits and vegetables combined with smaller portions of protein and whole grains mixed in.

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  • Fueling For Sports Performance

    Registered Dietitian Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, is available to counsel child, teen and young adult athletes.  She has worked with all types of athletes from recreational to elite

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  • 10 Steps To Eating Green

    Happy Earth Day! Better health, a safer food supply, and a more sustainable environment all result from making conscious choices about food and eating. The principles of eating green run

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Questions about Soy Intake in children

With the current interest and trend toward plant-based eating, I often get questions from both parents and health professionals about the role of soy foods in the diets of children. Spoiler alert: Soy foods are a wonderful source of key nutrients for growing children while concerns about soy foods are often fueled by non-scientific misinformation. In 2019, I worked with

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A Look at Applegate Well Carved™ Organic Blended Meatballs

One thing I enjoy as a registered dietitian nutritionist is keeping up with food trends and tasting new and innovative products.  While I often receive samples of new food products, not all are tasty and to be honest, some are really not that healthy. As a dietitian who works with both families and athletic consumers, I’m always on the lookout

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