• Prenatal Nutrition: 5 Reasons Why Vegetables and Fruits Are a Win for Mom & Baby

    Undercooked meat and eggs, soft cheeses from unpasteurized milk, fish high in mercury…for a pregnant woman, it might seem that prenatal food and nutrition advice is an exhausting list of the foods and beverages expecting moms shouldn't eat.  But, what moms should eat is just as important in the prenatal nutrition conversation since the mother’s eating pattern can impact her health and that of her baby.  

    By Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD

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  • How Many Vegetables and Fruits Should Your Children Really Eat?

    by Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD  

    Most children know that it’s a smart choice to choose vegetables and fruits daily.  But most times, they – like adults – simply don't eat enough.  Whether it’s because of the lack of availability in the home, fear of trialing new foods, or simply choosing other foods instead, most children fall short eating enough vegetables and fruit.  So as children head back to school this August, let’s give them something they can really say “YES!” to: colorful, delicious nutrition!

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  • How To Set Summer Health Goals + 5 Nutritious Summer Strategies

    Written by: Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD

    You know that feeling when you cross the finish line, when you check off a big item on your to do list, or when you finally hit that milestone you’ve dreamed of?  That satisfaction started when you began with a goal in mind – and this summer, we’re challenging you to feel that more often by setting at least one new summer health goal! 

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  • 4 Healthy Facts on Fiber

    Author and activist Michael Pollan summed it up succinctly when he said, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”  Plants are full of important vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber, which are well known compounds that support overall wellness and vitality.  But why, specifically, is fiber healthy?  And where can you get it in your eating pattern?  Today, I’m sharing 4 need-to-know facts on dietary fiber.

    Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD

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  • 5 Quick Heart Healthy Breakfasts

    Whether you’re a busy professional or a parent to on-the-go children (or both!), if you’re like many, sitting down to a healthy breakfast every day can be a big challenge!  But because breakfast provides an opportunity to enjoy heart healthy food and nutrients (like fiber, potassium, and omega-3s), it is a meal that should not be forgotten. 

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  • Produce Myth Busting

    Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD is myth-busting today! "Many Americans need to eat more vegetables and fruits.  But myths and unanswered questions about eating vegetables and fruits might keep people from doing just that.  So, I am here today to serve up the facts on fresh produce…all in an effort to encourage you to choose more!"

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