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Sanna Delmonico, MS, RDS, CHES

Sanna is an instructor at The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley, where she teaches food safety, gastronomy and nutrition to culinary students and chefs.

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Ask the RD: What Are Ancient Grains?

August 20, 2019

What are ancient grains, and why are they “ancient”? Are they more nutritious than regular grains?


Ancient grains have not been hybridized or modified in hundreds of years. Farro, spelt, emmer, einkorn and khorasan, for example, are varieties of wheat that have remained unchanged from ancient times.

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Ask The RD: E. coli and Lettuce?

February 12, 2019

QUESTION: I keep hearing about people getting E. coli from lettuce. I thought E. coli came from beef. Can you explain what E. coli is and why lettuce is a problem?

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January 15, 2019

QUESTION: Now that I have results from my DNA test, can I use them to figure out which weight loss diet would work best for me?

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