Think Outside the Heart Shaped Box This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to celebrate love among partners, friends, and family. There are many ways to express appreciation for others on this day, but the most common ones are exchanging cards, giving out chocolate, and sending flowers. Although these are the typical ways to celebrate, there are many other options! This year, be…

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8 Snack Ideas for National Snack Food Month

What comes to mind when you hear the word “snack”?  Do you think of unhealthy, salty or sugary foods?  Most people associate the word snack with an unhealthy food choice because foods marketed as “snack foods” are typically processed foods laden with excess calories, fat, and sodium.   According to Dictonary.com, the definition of snack…

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Will You Be My Valentine?

It’s time to say I LOVE YOU the healthy way this Valentine’s Day! Around Valentine’s Day, you may feel a lot of pressure to spoil the significant people in your life with gifts, chocolates and an elaborate meal. Why not treat you and your sweetheart to a gift that’s not focused on food?   Here…

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What to Do with Your Leap Day

Hi everyone! My name is Jackie LiPera and I’m a dietetic graduate student on Long Island. I work alongside Bonnie to develop wonderful nutrition-driven ideas and resources for you guys. I wrote this blog to give you some ideas on what you can do with your extra day this leap year.   We all have…

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Persimmon? Isn’t that a Tomato?

Persimmon? Isn’t that a tomato? Many of us think that winter seasons means there’s a limited fruit selection; however, the truth is that there is plenty of variety on the market of winter fruit. One fruit that is currently in season is the persimmon.   The persimmon is a red/orange fruit that resembles a tomato…

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Cancer Awareness is Key

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of death worldwide. In 2016 there are estimated to be 1,685,210 newly diagnosed cases. The enormity of this disease is partly due to the fact that there are so many varieties of cancer out there. It does not discriminate…

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Beat The Sweets This Valentine’s Day

Just one short week after the Super Bowl and there is yet another food-focused occasion being celebrated in the United States. Valentine’s Day is one of those days you either love or you hate. But despite your feelings towards this consumer-driven holiday, there is no question that you will encounter a slew of sugar packed…

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Celebrate American Heart Month with Heart Health Foods

Heart to Heart   Did you know that February is American Heart Month? This month is dedicated to help reduce that amount of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every 3rd death. In order…

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