Global Superfood Spotlight: Freekeh

Have you ever heard of freekeh? (Pronounced free-kah) Nope, neither had I up until a few days ago. Freekeh is an ancient grain traditionally used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is made from green durum wheat that is roasted and rubbed to create a very unique flavor, texture and color. It is…

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How to become a Registered Dietitian?

How do I become a Registered Dietitian? Why do you want to be a RD? So you want to be a Registered Dietitian (RD), huh? Well you’ve come to the right place to find out how to do just that. I remember when I was young I thought of doing many different things… should I…

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National Nutrition Month: The Happiest Time for Dietitians

National Nutrition Month 2017 It’s that time of the year where Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists start celebrating! National Nutrition Month is finally here. A whole month dedicated to healthy eating and wellness—how fun, right? This is when nutrition can finally take the spotlight and we as dietitians get recognized as the nutrition experts of the world. We even have a dedicated…

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Fast Facts: Strawberries

I live in Florida, so it’s no wonder strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. We are home to the winter strawberry capital of the world, Plant City, where each year a strawberry festival is hosted. I was there once and it was so much fun! You can find all things strawberry in there: strawberry shortcake,…

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Understanding Whole Grains

Whole grains have received a lot of attention during the past few years due to a growing emphasis on nutrition and wellness. However, there are so many options of grains at the supermarket – multi-grain, 12-grain, 7-grain, whole wheat – that it’s no wonder many American consumers are confused as to which is the best…

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