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Question of the Month

Parents seem to realize their kids need to eat better—but they're not doing much about it. A recent national poll of 1,767 parents of kids aged 4–18, conducted by C.S. Mott Childre...

Don't Go Sour on Fermented Foods

Looking for novel, nutrient‐packed foods to add to your diet? Fermented foods may be what you've been missing all your life. Known for their active bacteria and sour flavor, fermente...

Ask the RD

Question: I use chia seeds and flaxseed in smoothies. How do they compare to fish as sources of omega‐3s?

The Power of Visualization

All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever mentally practiced your own perfo...

Resistance Training and the Cardiorespiratory Response

We know that resistance training improves strength, but can it also challenge the cardiorespiratory system? In a study published in Th...

Update to Labels May Curb Food Waste

Americans waste about 8 million pounds of food each year. What if we could easily reduce that—and put nearly $30 million back i...

Are Americans Eating Better?

Americans' notoriously unhealthy diets are seeing a few improvements, according to analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Asso...

Why Fat Shaming Is So Shameful

Negative stereotypes of people with obesity have painful consequences—especially if those people come to believe the stereotypes are t...

Get Mom an Exotic Fruit of the Month

Offering a mouthwatering array of fruits, from blood oranges and Asian pears to pomegranates and persimmons, a subscription to an "exotic fruit of the month club" may be the perfect way to k...

Comparing Periodization Strategies for Women

Study reviewed: Bartolomei, S., et al. 2015. Block vs. weekly undulating periodized resistance training programs in women. Journal of ...

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