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Cooking with Cauliflower

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Wednesday, 05 July 2017
in Health & Nutrition
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It is officially summer time, which means that cauliflower is now in season. Here at Whitsons, we want to make sure that you get the most out of this amazing vegetable. Cauliflower is one of many vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbage, Br...
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Registered Dietitian Vs. Nutritionist

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Monday, 20 March 2017
in School Nutrition Blog
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The difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist often come up in conversation and as a Whitsons registered dietitian, it is important to note the difference between the two for our clients, parents, students and readers.   A registered dietitian or RD/RDN is quite different from a...
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Food for Fuel During the Work Day

Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 13 June 2016
in Health & Nutrition
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Keeping ones energy level up during throughout the work day can be a challenge, especially if your work day is more than 8 hours. Exhaustion can grow from the vicious cycle of continuously working late along with lack of sleep and consuming huge amounts of coffee. Your lunchtime turned nap time in y...
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Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Sensitivity: What's the Difference?

Posted by Katherine Barfuss
Katherine Barfuss
Katherine Barfuss is the Director of Nutrition Services and a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group...
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on Monday, 11 April 2016
in Health & Nutrition
CeliacBlog
Pasta, bread, cookies, cake. These are all foods that we may not think twice about eating, except maybe in terms of calories.   But for people suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, eating them can result in more than just weight gain.     Celiac disease (CD) is a condition in which ...
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Family Heart Health

Posted by Jessica Falchek
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Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 08 February 2016
in School Nutrition Blog
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February is American Heart Month, and not only should having a healthy heart diet be a concern for us as adults, but it should be a focus in your child’s health. Heart disease prevention should be at the top of everyone’s list. There are many factors that contribute to heart disease such as diet, ph...
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Making Healthy Eating FUN!

Posted by Fooditude
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Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Tuesday, 10 November 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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If you’re a parent of a picky eater (hint: not eating enough fruits and veggies), you’re likely spending countless hours feeling frustrated and concerned that your child isn’t getting enough nutrition. The trick? A little patience and persistence, and a whole lot of creativity! Here are a few soluti...
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Healthy Halloween Alternatives

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on Monday, 19 October 2015
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Halloween — a time for ghosts and ghouls, witches and warlocks, costumes and candy. We all know one of the goals on Halloween is to collect as much candy as possible when out trick-or-treating. But what are some healthy and nutritious alternatives we can give out to those fun-loving, trick-or-treate...
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Foods for Cognitive Health Support in Children

Posted by Fooditude
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Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Monday, 05 October 2015
in School Nutrition Blog
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As a parent, it’s important to make sure your child is able to learn and to have enough energy throughout the school day to do so. But did you know food health is just as important as getting good grades? In fact, healthy eating plays bigger role in a child’s mental development than you think. The f...
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Pumpkins for Health

Posted by Leslie Fazin
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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 28 September 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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From canned pumpkins to pumpkin seeds – and even pumpkin pie – the health benefits of these bright orange, smiling Jack-o-Lanterns extend far beyond the Fall and Halloween season. In fact, pumpkins are perfect for a year-round, healthy treat! Outlined below are a just few of the many health benefits...
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The Benefits of…Chocolate?

Posted by Fooditude
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on Monday, 21 September 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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Is it true? Could it be? Chocolate … healthy? Yes, it is!   Chocolate (dark chocolate, that is!) contains many naturally occurring ingredients; scientists have found over 300 so far!  You have probably heard of caffeine, but, there are many others with health benefits, such as antioxidants. Antio...
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Back-to-School ABCs

Posted by Leslie Fazin
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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 31 August 2015
in School Nutrition Blog
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Do you know your nutrition ABCs? With school back-in-session, now’s the perfect time to brush up on the basics!   Vitamin A: an important nutrient for promoting vision and immune system health.   B Vitamins: a group of vitamins that aid metabolism, energy production and healthy circulatory and n...
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Nutrition Symbols Decoded

Posted by Fooditude
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Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Monday, 11 May 2015
in Health & Nutrition
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Do you find searching through the Nutrition Facts label to be a little overwhelming? You are not alone! Fortunately, many manufacturers and organizations have created a solution: a language of symbols that makes shopping for healthy and nutritious food choices easier than ever. Labeling systems are ...
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I Must Be Nuts

Posted by Fooditude
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on Monday, 10 November 2014
in Culinary Trends
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  Nuts have been a widely-used source of protein for thousands of years. The Romans and Egyptians made wide use of nuts in many dishes. Did you know that in 1995, archaeologists, having unearthed a Mesolithic pit on the Hebridean island of Colonsay, found traces of hundreds of thousands of burnt ha...
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Get Fresh this Fall!

Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 20 October 2014
in Culinary Trends
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  Now that fall is upon us, farmers markets are back in full swing! Local products are becoming more and more popular—and for good reason. Buying locally grown and raised produce, dairy products and meat, not only helps the local economy, it also provides more nutrition for you and your family! M...
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What’s YOUR Fooditude?

Posted by Fooditude
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Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Wednesday, 16 April 2014
in School Nutrition Blog
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It’s All in the Attitude What’s your “fooditude”? It’s a fun little question that holds a world of meaning. As adults, we know that having a positive attitude in life can have a lasting impact on our mind, body and spirit. It helps us feel better, think better and lead happier, healthier lives. A h...
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Chia Seeds: Not Just for Clay Statues Anymore!

Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 03 February 2014
in Health & Nutrition
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I’ve been bombarded with information and recommendations for adding chia seeds to my diet, and I finally got around to researching and trying it this week. Now I get why everyone is talking about it!   Most famously known as the seeds that sprout on clay statue heads to create green fuzz, chia see...
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Warming Up with Winter Meals

Posted by Leslie Fazin
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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 20 January 2014
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  With snowmen and snowflakes abound, January is the perfect month to stock up on comfort foods that help us stay warm and cozy on even the coldest of winter nights. If you're anything like me, you'll agree that nothing is better than snuggling up by the fire with a warm cup of tea, or a freshly ma...
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Festive Fall Salsa

Posted by Leslie Fazin
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Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 07 October 2013
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  A sprinkling of culture. A dash of spice. Anyone who knows me, knows just how much I love adding a little color, flavor and zest into my weekly routine.   So, you can imagine when I discovered that our newly created wellness program, “Living Well with Whitsons,” was hosting a pico de gallo...
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Is Juicing Worth the Hype?

Posted by Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
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Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN is part of the Whitsons team of nutritionists, where he serves as a Registered Dietitia...
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on Monday, 16 September 2013
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  From detox to weight loss, “juicing” has taken the health world by storm as an alternative way to squeeze in some flavorful nutrition — both figuratively and literally. Known as “cleansing,” juicing is the act of extracting juice from fresh produce, whether to enjoy as a nutritious snack or drink...
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Love Your Heart ~ Get Heart Healthy!

Posted by Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN is part of the Whitsons team of nutritionists, where he serves as a Registered Dietitia...
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on Tuesday, 12 February 2013
in Health & Nutrition
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February is American Heart Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about heart disease and how you can keep that all-important ticker of yours healthy and strong.   Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country? According to the Centers for D...
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