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Melissa Wdowik, PhD, RD

Melissa Wdowik, PhD, R.D.
Colorado State University
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Assistant Professor
Fort Collins, CO 80523
melissa.wdowik@colostate.edu

 

 

Dairy CollageWdowik nutrition column: Dairy and its substitutes

My grandmother would be confused about the controversy surrounding milk and other dairy products. Twice a day she went out to...
Iron deficiency graphicWdowik nutrition column: Recognize and treat iron deficiency

If you often feel tired or run down despite getting adequate sleep, it's time to consider the possibility of iron deficiency....
FiberWdowik nutrition column: Top 10 resolutions for the new year

Based on statistics and testimonials, half of you made a New Year's resolution. Half of those resolutions will not be maintained,...
beets close upWdowik Nutrition Column: Beets may be the latest, greatest food trend

What food is a good source of fiber, provides both an edible top and root, is low in calories, and high...
fiberWdowik nutrition column: Don't forget about the varied benefits of fiber

Have you given much thought to the fiber in your diet? Probably not, if you are like most Americans. While recommended...
sugar packetsWdowik nutrition column: What sugar substitutes are best?

With the ever-increasing attention on sugar in the American diet, it is common to want to replace its sweet taste with...
fruits and veggiesWdowik Nutrition Column: The diet year in review

As the new year begins, many are setting goals to eat better and maybe lose some newly gained holiday pounds. 2015...
Holiday food wasteWdowik Nutrition Column: Eight ways to reduce your food footprint

If you are like most Americans, the last six weeks of the year are filled with family, friends and food. Especially...
PotassiumWdowik Nutrition Column: Here's a food you should be eating more of

Are you tired of hearing about everything you should eat less of? If so, you will be happy to read about...
Steel-cut OatsWdowik nutrition column: What's the deal with steel-cut oats?

FORT COLLINS - You have probably heard of steel-cut oats and wondered if they are just another foodie trend, a much-hyped...
raspberry yogurt with mint and raspberryWdowik nutrition column: Think yogurt for lunches and snacks

As children head back to school, many parents are searching for ideas for lunches and after-school snacks. Yogurt is a popular...
Healthy fruits and vegetables coming out of a pillWdowik nutrition column: Recovering from surgery or injury

After a recent hip replacement, it seems everyone I talk to has a story about a surgery or injury that has...
Energy Drink SmallWdowik Nutrition Column: Energy drinks are not the best summer beverage choice

Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar dominate the energy drink market, while sales of Full Throttle, Amp, NOS and others continue to...
Pros and ConsWdowik Nutrition Column: The pros and cons of soy

As National Soy Food Month winds down, I would like to follow up on last month's discussion about soy with a...
Soy Nutrition ColumnWdowik nutrition column: Soy, how much is too much?

Does soy cause man breasts?

Recently, a friend called my husband to inquire about the risks for men in consuming too much...
anti-inflammatoryWdowik nutrition column: Make your diet anti-inflammatory with a few easy changes

Use your search engine or explore a local bookstore, and you'll find a wide variety of anti-inflammatory diet books. This eating...
Vitamin DWdowik nutrition column: Vitamin D important for more than just bones

FORT COLLINS - Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin and the key to healthy bones. While these are true...
Wdowik Nutrition ColumnWdowik nutrition column: New food labels are coming to town

FORT COLLINS - If you are like most Americans, you eat one-third of your calories away from home. This includes meals...
Melissa WdowikWdowik nutrition column: Diabetes and Thanksgiving can live in harmony

As you may know, November is National Diabetes Month. If you, a loved one, or a Thanksgiving guest have diabetes or...
CornfieldWdowik nutrition column: The debate over GMOs heads to the ballot box

FORT COLLINS - Genetically engineered foods are all around us: an estimated 60 percent to 80 percent of processed foods in...
ApplesWdowik nutrition column: Apples: Simple, Healthful, yet full of variety

With autumn's arrival and National Apple Month right around the corner, this is a great time to brush up on our...
Staying hydratedWdowik nutrition column: Drink up for exercise, but not too much

With students heading back to school, fall sports are in full swing. In addition to training, eating right, and getting enough...
VegetablesWdowik nutrition column: Eat your vegetables -- and enjoy them more

If you are looking for the fountain of youth, look no further than your vegetable patch...or grocery store, farmers' market, or...
KombuchaWdowik nutrition column: Kombucha tea to quench your thirst?

On a recent trip to the South, my family enjoyed the availability of sweet tea at every turn. It made me...
Kendall Anderson Nutrition CenterWdowik Nutrition Column: Take study's fat findings with grain of salt

Have you heard the one about heart disease and saturated fat?

A recent study made it into The New York Times and...
ProbioticsWdowik Nutrition Column: Go with your gut: Learn about probiotics

FORT COLLINS-Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to, or even the same as, beneficial bacteria found naturally in the human...
Coconut oilWdowik Nutrition Column: Behind the claims of the much-touted coconut oil

FORT COLLINS-Part of the traditional Southeast Asian diet, coconut oil has taken our country by storm. It is sometimes hailed as...
Healthy Eating GoalsWdowik Nutrition Column: Continue Healthy Eating Goals

FORT COLLINS - By now, New Year's resolutions may be a long forgotten concept, and it's a great time to revisit...
NutsWdowik nutrition column: Nuts pack nutritional benefits

FORT COLLINS - Did you know that nuts may help you live longer?

This could come as a surprise, because nuts have...
turkeyWdowik Nutrition Column: No More Turkey Trash Talk

FORT COLLINS - Turkeys are heading to tables around the country for traditional holiday meals and countless leftovers, and its reputation...
SquashWdowik Nutrition Column: Add super food squash to your fall dinner table

FORT COLLINS - Walk through any market today and you'll be amazed at the variety of squash piled high in deep,...
Mixed peppersWdowik Nutrition Column--Enjoy the Health Benefits of Peppers

FORT COLLINS - As my husband and son sat challenging each other to see who could eat the most hot sauce,...
SaladWdowik Nutrition Column - Celebrate Summer with Salads

With warm weather and long days, a refreshing summer salad might be just what you crave for lunch or dinner. It...
Be a Food Safety Grill ExpertWdowik Nutrition Column - Be a Food Safety Grill Expert

Food just seems to taste better when you cook and eat it outside! If you love grilling, you are not alone....
Melissa WdowikWdowik Nutrition Column: Try Mediterranean Diet Habits for Better Health

FORT COLLINS - A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine provided further evidence for what healthcare experts have...
Kendall Anderson Nutrition CenterWdowik Nutrition Column: Eating on a Budget Doesn't Have to Mean Eating Poorly

Does your budget make you want to turn to Ramen noodles and hot dogs for survival? Many people report their first...
Fight the FluWdowik Nutrition Column: Fight the Cold and Flu with a Healthy Diet

There's nothing like waking up with a cold to motivate me to be more proactive about my health. Giving your immune...
ButterWdowik Nutrition Column - Butter or Margarine: Which Should I Use For The Holidays?

A friend once asked me: which is worse, a pound of butter or a pound of margarine? My reply was, and...
Pat KendallCSU’s Nutrition Column Helping People Make Informed Choices for Close to Forty Years

Ever wondered how to incorporate healthy snacks into your eating plan? What about the dangers of trans fat? And most importantly,...
Melisa WdowikWdowik Nutrition Column: Five Frequent Nutrition Questions about Diabetes Answered

Does what you eat cause diabetes? Does what you drink effect your blood sugar?
In honor of American Diabetes Month, I decided...
ApplesPerryman Nutrition Column: Apple Season is Here

FORT COLLINS - Fall signals the arrival of the bountiful apple crop. The aroma of baked apples, the crunch of a...
Leafy GreensPerryman Nutrition Column: Eat Leafy Greens For a Crop of Health Benefits

You’re in the majority if your definition of leafy greens is limited to salads made with iceberg lettuce. On the plus...
Tea, itPerryman Nutrition Column: Drink Tea--It is Good for You

The health benefits of tea, the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water, are often discussed. All tea...
Berry SmoothiePerryman Nutrition Column: Smoothies are Summer's Delight

FORT COLLINS - Malt shops were the rage in the 1950s. Whether you sat at the soda fountain or had your...
Perryman NutritionPerryman Nutrition Column: Boost Your Immune System with a Healthy Lifestyle

FORT COLLINS - Your immune system is your defense against disease. Its many different parts need to work in balance and...
Perryman NutritionPerryman Nutrition Column: Liven Up Your Grill Menu with Vegetables and Fruits

FORT COLLINS - Want to add some adventure and nutrition to your grilled meals? Grill vegetables and fruits.

According to the...
Healthy SnackingPerryman Nutrition Column: Snacking? An All Day Affair

FORT COLLINS - The number of adults and adolescents who snack and the frequency of our snacking have both increased. With...
Valentine ChocolatesPerryman Nutrition Column: Chocolate is a Valentine for Heart and Cholesterol

The good news for chocoholics this American Heart Month is that studies continue to show a link between chocolate and heart...
Whole GrainsPerryman Nutrition Column: Sorting Out Healthy Whole Grains

FORT COLLINS - Focus on whole grains if eating smarter is your Near Year’s resolution. Refined grains have only a fraction...
ScalePerryman Nutrition Column: Be Merry Without Adding Extra Pounds

FORT COLLINS - Will you greet January feeling good about how you traversed the round of holiday parties and traditions, or...
Holiday FeastPerryman Nutrition Column: Gluten-Free Holiday Strategies Minimize Stress

FORT COLLINS - Holidays and food go hand-in-hand. If you follow a gluten-free lifestyle or will be with someone who does,...
VegetablesPerryman Nutrition Column: There's no better time to start eating more healthy vegetables

FORT COLLINS - Aim to be different from the average American who eats only two servings of vegetables a day --...
Healthy Eating Sept 2011Perryman Nutrition Column: You Only Have One Body-- Take Care of It!

FORT COLLINS - Women tend to be more vain about appearance than men, and “vanity sizing” – or putting a size...
RefreshPerryman Nutrition Column: Refresh Without Regret

FORT COLLINS - Sipping an iced or chilled drink can help abate the heat of these summer days, but those cool...
Fruits and VegetablesPerryman Nutrition Column: Eat in Season, Stay Safe

FORT COLLINS - In 2006 spinach carrying E. coli caused an outbreak of foodborne illness. Salmonella on tomatoes and peppers was...
MyPlatePerryman Nutrition Column: What's on Your Plate?

FORT COLLINS - The new icon replacing the MyPyramid image is a plate—something everyone, even children, can relate to. The original...
ApplePerryman Nutrition Column: The Magic of Myth

FORT COLLINS - Spring can be a motivating factor to trim those extra pounds that crept on during the winter. Kudos...
EggPerryman Nutrition Column: Eggsactly Speaking

FORT COLLINS - As we think of outdoor projects for spring, some of you may be considering joining the new trend...
Whole GrainsPerryman Nutrition Column: Eat Colorful, Enjoy Good Health

FORT COLLINS - Signs of spring are showing with these occasional warm days, and for some a sign of spring is...
Chocolate HeartsPerryman Nutrition Column: Chocolate is a Healthy Treat

FORT COLLINS - Is chocolate good for us or not? Nutrition news changes often and the latest information isn’t always to...
Fruits and VegetablesPerryman Nutrition Column: Eat Super Smart in 2011

FORT COLLINS - Four out of five people will not keep their New Year’s resolutions -- and one of the most...
WinePerryman Nutrition Column: Be Savvy When Cooking with Alcohol

FORT COLLINS - I saw an embroidered apron proclaiming: “Cooking with wine is fun. Sometimes I even add it to the...

CranberriesPerryman Nutrition Column: Cranberries: Traditional, Tasty and More

FORT COLLINS - We snatch up bags of fresh cranberries during the holiday season, but most of us don’t know much...
PumpkinsPerryman Nutrition Column: Be a Pumpkin Eater

FORT COLLINS - As the warmth of summer fades into the crisp chill of autumn, bright orange pumpkins are on display...
Breakfast Cereal and FruitPerryman Nutrition Column: Breakfast is the Winning Solution

FORT COLLINS - If someone could figure out how to lower the climbing rate of obesity, it could be like winning...
SpicesPerryman Nutrition Column: Spice up Your Diet and Do Your Body Good

FORT COLLINS - Though spices and herbs are often spoken of as one-in-the-same, they’re not. Spices are aromatic seasonings from the...
ProducePerryman Nutrition Column: Produce Pointers for Food Safety

FORT COLLINS - Among many stories about food safety in the media, I recently read an article in which the person...
TomatoesPerryman Nutrition Column: How to Be Picky about Produce

FORT COLLINS - One of the benefits of spring is seeing supermarkets filled with fresh produce, but do you know how...
Fruits and VegetablesPerryman Nutrition Column: Farmers' Market Options? What You Really Get

FORT COLLINS - Living green is front and center in our life today, from driving a fuel-efficient car to recycling more...
Whole GrainsPerryman Nutrition Column: Getting the Most Out of the Fiber Fad?

FORT COLLINS - Americans get far too little fiber—about half of what’s recommended. We need about 14 grams of fiber per...
SaltPerryman Nutrition Column: Get Savvy About Salt

FORT COLLINS - Do you keep the salt shaker on your table, often eat away from home, purchase a lot of...
Dark ChocolatePerryman Nutrition Column: Will Dark Chocolate Every Day Keep the Doctor Away?

FORT COLLINS - Is chocolate a guilty treat or a great-tasting healthy indulgence? Do you use chocolate to boost your mood...
fruits and veggiesPerryman Nutrition Column: Turn Over a New Leaf in 2010 – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

FORT COLLINS - More than half of all Americans - 55 percent -- want a healthier diet, according to a recent...
TurkeyPerryman nutrition column: Keep Homemade Holiday Food Gifts Safe

FORT COLLINS - Preparing food to share with family and friends is a highlight of the holiday season. But giving the...
Turkey DinnerPerryman nutrition column: Tips to Keep Holiday Food Safe

FORT COLLINS - ‘Tis the season for friends and family to gather. Menus are planned and invitations are sent. Shops advertise...
SugarPerryman Nutrition Column: Sugar Calories Add Up

FORT COLLINS - Growing up I heard the stories about the sugar ration coupons during WWII. Some years ago when I...
GrillingPerryman Nutrition Column: Grilling for all Seasons

FORT COLLINS - The official end of summer and the beginning of fall will arrive all too soon. Many equate summer...
greensPerryman Nutrition Column: Salad Greens Mix it Up

FORT COLLINS - Iceberg lettuce used to be the primary choice for salad greens. I chuckled recently when I read about...
eggPerryman Nutrition Column: Egg Basics-Separate Fact from Fiction

FORT COLLINS - While shopping at a farmers' market I asked various vendors what the difference was between more expensive organic...
Grilled veggiesPerryman nutrition column: Summertime Vegetable Cuisine

FORT COLLINS - Summer growing season comes with plentiful choices of vegetables at the farmers' markets and in the produce sections...
ProducePerryman Nutrition Column: Buy Local . . .Eat Fresh!

FORT COLLINS - It's uplifting to see the fields turn from brown to green with the advent of spring. Spring also...
GardenPerryman Nutrition Column: Color Your Plate Green

FORT COLLINS - As a child growing up on a small farm in the Midwest, our family like other families lived...
Olive oil and butterPerryman Nutrition Column: Get Your Fats Straight!

FORT COLLINS - Fats contribute a large proportion of the calories in our diet so it's not surprising they get a...
Chocolate HeartsPerryman Nutrition Column: Chocolate-Is it a Heart-Healthy Indulgence?

FORT COLLINS - Have you ever considered enjoying an entire day of chocolate? If you're a chocoholic like me, it sounds...
Olive OilPerryman Nutrition Column: Weighing in with the Mediterranean Diet

FORT COLLINS - Holiday decorations are barely put away before the avalanche of ads bombard us: weight loss products, work out...
MilkPerryman Nutrition Column: Vitamin D Not Just for Bones Anymore

FORT COLLINS - Vitamin D is promoted as essential for bone health because it plays a pivotal role in adequate absorption...
Whole Grain BreadPerryman Nutrition Column: All Fiber Is Not Created Equal

FORT COLLINS - With our grocery dollar shrinking more of us are motivated to be sure we're getting the most nutrition...
BreakfastPerryman Nutrition Column: Best Bites for a Big Day

FORT COLLINS - You can bet that Barak Obama is gearing up for a very big week in Colorado right now....
DrinksPerryman nutrition column: Cool Tips for Summer Drinks

FORT COLLINS - There's nothing better than a cool drink on a hot summer day to feel refreshed. Recently my husband...
Grocery Store ReceiptPerryman nutrition column: Ten Tips to Ease the Bottom Line at the Grocery Store

FORT COLLINS - It's not just shock at the price of gas making headlines. Food costs at the grocery store are...
PomegranatePerryman Nutrition Column: Antioxidants in Fruit-Naturally Good for You and Tasty, Too

Note to Editors: The following column was written by Shirley Perryman, an Extension specialist at Colorado State University in the Department...
PoolPerryman Nutrition Column: Swimsuit Season-Here it Comes!

The following column was written by Shirley Perryman, an Extension specialist at Colorado State University in the Department of Food Science...
CoffeePERRYMAN NUTRITION COLUMN: DRINK YOUR CAFFEINE AND EAT IT, TOO!

FORT COLLINS - The words caffeine and energy seem to go hand-in-hand. If you count on that kick from your caffeine-loaded...
Man on a ScalePerryman Nutrition Column: Diet claims don't hold up

If you're tired of hearing about losing weight, you're not alone. Magazines, newspapers and television are bombarding us with dieting options....
Holiday CookiesPerryman nutrition column: Fighting holiday pounds

FORT COLLINS - We can always count on the holidays to challenge us with too many choices at the table. Too...
Holiday DinnerPerryman nutrition column: All-You-Can-Eat Still Not an Option for Most

FORT COLLINS - Some of you are planning holiday menus and others can feel their mouths watering just thinking about Aunt...
GrillingPERRYMAN NUTRITION COLUMN: GRILLING HEALTH CONCERNS CAN BE MINIMIZED

FORT COLLINS - By Shirley Perryman, M.S., R.D. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Colorado State University...
FishPERRYMAN NUTRITION COLUMN: NOTHING FISHY HERE—EATING SEAFOOD IS GOOD FOR YOU

FORT COLLINS - When thinking about what to have for dinner, fish is a good choice. Fish is promoted as a...
SnacksPERRYMAN NUTRITION COLUMN: THE POWER OF 100 CALORIES

FORT COLLINS - Have you ever had the munchies and wished for a little something to snack on without blowing your...
AvacadoPERRYMAN NUTRITION COLUMN: SUPER FOODS SIMPLY EQUAL BETTER HEALTH

FORT COLLINS - Super foods come with good news and bad news. No single food can cancel the consequences of poor...
Healthy SnacksNUTRITION COLUMN - EAT DIFFERENTLY, SNACK SUCCESSFULLY

FORT COLLINS - Too many snack foods are low in nutrients and high in calories from sugar, fat or both. Eating...
Vegetables and FruitsNUTRITION COLUMN - VEGGIES - A QUICK AND HEALTHY CHOICE

FORT COLLINS - The new American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations emphasize making practical, small changes. Several of these recommendations...
Child and LaptopNUTRITION COLUMN - ADS JUST FOR KIDS

FORT COLLINS - Parents know their children access and receive a wide range of information online, and some of it can...
LunchboxNUTRITION COLUMN - PACK A HEALTHY AND SAFE LUNCH

FORT COLLINS - Juggling work and family places a premium on time. In 78 percent of today's families, both parents work...
FootballPERRYMAN/NUTRITION COLUMN - TAILGATING SAFETY TIPS

FORT COLLINS - With the arrival of fall comes football season. What's more fun than gathering with friends for a tailgating...
healthyNUTRITION COLUMN - PORTION SIZE A PLUS FOR HEART HEALTH

FORT COLLINS - The American Heart Association, or AHA, has updated their dietary guidelines. The old guidelines previously published in 2000...
KitchenNUTRITION COLUMN - TAKE SHORT CUTS IN YOUR KITCHEN

FORT COLLINS - When it comes to cooking and preparing meals, more and more Americans are opting for convenience. Americans spend...
coffee cupNUTRITION COLUMN - DRINK UP WITHOUT FILLING OUT

FORT COLLINS - The latest data show that less than one-third of all American adults are normal weight. The fact that...
video arcadeNUTRITION COLUMN - MAKING SCREEN TIME COUNT

FORT COLLINS - You've heard it repeated many times: Most Americans are overweight. Now obesity is creeping into childhood, affecting about...
pastaNUTRITION COLUMN - QUICK-TO-FIX MEAL TIPS FOR BUSY PEOPLE

FORT COLLINS - As you're driving home from after a long day, you suddenly realize you need to figure out something...
salmon being grilled on cedar plankNUTRITION COLUMN - SUPER-SIMPLE CEDAR PLANK GRILLING

FORT COLLINS - Our summer temperatures started before summer officially arrived this year. You know what that means? Get out of...
Pat Kendall, Ph.D., R.D.NUTRITION COLUMN - THE BOTTOM LINE ON FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH

FORT COLLINS - Thirty years ago, I began dispensing thoughts and advice on healthful eating through this weekly column. The year...
Cans of food donated at the annual Colorado State University Cans Around the Oval food driveNUTRITION COLUMN - FOOD ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED

FORT COLLINS - No one should go hungry in the United States, the most industrialized and wealthiest country in the world....
vegetables at an outdoor marketNUTRITION COLUMN - FOCUS ON FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO HELP MANAGE WEIGHT

FORT COLLINS - Fruits and vegetables have long been known to provide vitamins, minerals and fiber essential for the normal, daily...
smoothieNUTRITION COLUMN - TIPS FOR NUTRITIOUS AND DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES

FORT COLLINS - Over the last several years, smoothies have become increasingly popular. These thick, cold blender beverages made from a...
Lillian Fountain Smith ConferenceNUTRITION COLUMN - WOMEN'S HEALTH, WEIGHT MAINTENANCE, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY UNDER DISCUSSION AT SMITH CONFERENCE

FORT COLLINS - What are the risks and benefits of estrogen for post-menopausal women? Does a baby aspirin a day help...
Bride and GroomNUTRITION COLUMN - HELP NEWLYWEDS BEGIN A LIFE OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS TOGETHER

FORT COLLINS - Spring and summer are popular times of the year for weddings. In fact, according to several wedding-related Web...
anatomyNUTRITION COLUMN - COPING WITH FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS

FORT COLLINS - Think back to the last time you had a bad case of the flu. Every muscle shouted out...
woman smilingNUTRITION COLUMN - DIETARY HABITS IMPORTANT FOR DENTAL HEALTH

FORT COLLINS - When it comes to preventing tooth decay, how often you eat can be just as important as what...
toast and coffeeNUTRITION COLUMN - SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR OVERCOMING BREAKFAST BARRIERS

FORT COLLINS - Study after study has shown that starting your day the breakfast way offers many benefits. Eating breakfast is...
peanutsNUTRITION COLUMN - PLAIN LANGUAGE ON LABELS NOW REQUIRED FOR EIGHT TOP ALLERGENS

FORT COLLINS - If you or someone in your family suffers from a food allergy, you know how difficult it can...
Businesswoman on phone and eating lunchNUTRITION COLUMN - EAT SMART, WORK SMART

FORT COLLINS - In today's world of high-stress, high-demand jobs, it can sometimes be difficult to remember the importance of practicing...
Woman grocery shoppingNUTRITION COLUMN - SUPERMARKET PSYCHOLOGY 101

FORT COLLINS - Have you ever walked into the supermarket with the intention of buying two items and instead walked out...
VegetablesNUTRITION COLUMN - ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN TO EAT MORE VEGGIES

FORT COLLINS - Just like adults, kids need their vegetables. In fact, the new MyPyramid plan recommends that children between the...
an assortmant of pillsNUTRITION COLUMN - BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FOOD AND DRUG INTERACTIONS

FORT COLLINS - Thanks to modern medicine, numerous drugs are available to help treat everything from headaches to high blood pressure...
Crisp VegetablesNUTRITION COLUMN - STEP UP TO GOOD NUTRITION AND HEALTH

FORT COLLINS - "Step Up, America, to Nutrition and Health" is the message that the American Dietetic Association is emphasizing this...
Hot Dog StandNUTRITION COLUMN - MAKING HEALTHFUL FAST-FOOD CHOICES

FORT COLLINS - There's no doubt about it - Americans like their fast food. Whether it's for a quick lunch, a...
eggs in cartonNUTRITION COLUMN - AVIAN FLU: KEEPING POULTRY AND EGGS SAFE

FORT COLLINS - If you saw Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie, "The Birds," the thought of birds as carriers of a deadly...
arthritic handsNUTRITION COLUMN - DIETARY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS

FORT COLLINS - If you live with arthritis, you're not alone. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 66 million Americans have...
Measuring a waistNUTRITION COLUMN - WAIST-TO-HIP RATIO HELPS PREDICT HEART RISK

FORT COLLINS - February is American Heart Month and a great time to take a moment to evaluate your risk for...
bowl of soupNUTRITION COLUMN - HELPFUL HINTS FOR HOMEMADE SOUP

FORT COLLINS - When the weather outside is frightful, a nice, hot bowl of homemade soup can be quite delightful. For...
FootballNUTRITION COLUMN - WINNING TIPS FOR YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY

FORT COLLINS - Super Bowl Sunday is no longer just about football. It has evolved into a day that is as...
Bag of PeanutsNUTRITION COLUMN - IS IT A FOOD ALLERGY OR INTOLERANCE?

FORT COLLINS - If you experience an unpleasant reaction such as hives, nausea or diarrhea when you eat certain foods, you...
child and father preparing healthy foodNUTRITION COLUMN - TIPS FOR HELPING CHILDREN GROW INTO THEIR WEIGHT

NUTRITION COLUMN - TIPS FOR HELPING CHILDREN GROW INTO THEIR WEIGHT FORT COLLINS - Obesity in kids is now considered an...
Nutrition LabelNUTRITION COLUMN - TRANS FAT DISCLOSURE NOW REQUIRED ON NUTRITION FACTS LABELS

FORT COLLINS - If you've noticed that your favorite margarine seems oilier than it used to, there's a reason: It's been...
vegetable basketNUTRITION COLUMN - MAKE HEALTHFUL EATING A RESOLUTION IN 2006

FORT COLLINS - If you are among the many Americans who have decided to live a more healthful life as part...
Asian NoodlesNUTRITION COLUMN - SAVOR THE FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

FORT COLLINS - If Italian cuisine means pepperoni pizza, French fare translates into french fries and Chinese night means you’re having...
baking ingredientsNUTRITION COLUMN - TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FARE WITH A HEALTHIER FLARE

FORT COLLINS - Making holiday goodies or preparing the holiday meal with all of the trimmings this year? Why not get...
Dried fruit and nutsNUTRITION COLUMN - 'TIS THE SEASON FOR HEALTHFUL GIFT GIVING

FORT COLLINS - With only a few short weeks until Christmas, it's time to kick your holiday shopping into high gear....
slice of cakeNUTRITION COLUMN - IN SEARCH OF SWEETNESS WITHOUT THE CALORIES

FORT COLLINS - If you have a sweet tooth, you're not alone. It's hard to find someone who doesn't like sweets....
Coffee BeansNUTRITION COLUMN - COFFEE IS A GOOD SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS

FORT COLLINS - Coffee, the brown drink many of us wake up to, appears to provide more than just a morning...
TurkeysNUTRITION COLUMN - TIPS FOR SAFE AND TASTY TURKEY LEFTOVERS

FORT COLLINS - Whether there are two people or 20 people at your Thanksgiving dinner, chances are there will be leftover...
Model of the human heartNUTRITION COLUMN - CONTROL THE ABCS OF DIABETES FOR YOUR HEART'S SAKE

FORT COLLINS - Cardiovascular disease is a major complication and the leading cause of premature death for people with diabetes. In...
woman grocery shoppingNUTRITION COLUMN - MAKING SENSE OUT OF DATES ON FOOD PACKAGES

FORT COLLINS - You pull a can of soup out of the cupboard, only to find the "best used by" date...
PumpkinsNUTRITION COLUMN - HALLOWEEN TIPS FOR GOOD TOOTH TREATERS

FORT COLLINS - Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. It's fun to get dressed up in a strange...
Yogurt BowlNUTRITION COLUMN - YOGURT: CHOOSE YOURS LIVE, ACTIVE AND PROBIOTIC

FORT COLLINS - Yogurt has long enjoyed a reputation as a healthful food, and rightly so. Yogurt is an excellent source...
Infant holding fingerNUTRITION COLUMN - BREASTFEEDING BENEFITS BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD

FORT COLLINS - It has long been said that "a breast-fed baby is a well-fed baby." In fact, breastfeeding is universally...
KitchenNUTRITION COLUMN - CONSERVING WATER AND ENERGY IN THE KITCHEN

FORT COLLINS - As a result of many factors, including the drought of recent years and increases in the cost of...
PotatoesNUTRITION COLUMN - POTATOES - CHOOSE WHITE, RED, ORANGE OR BLUE

FORT COLLINS - One potato, two potatoes, red potatoes, blue potatoes! From the creamy buttery Yukon Gold to the bold Purple...
Bottles of WaterNUTRITION COLUMN - BE PREPARED WITH FOOD AND WATER FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

FORT COLLINS - September is National Preparedness Month. Whether you're caught in a hurricane, tornado, bad winter storm or terrorist attack,...
Family DiningNUTRITION COLUMN - TIPS FOR DINING WITH KIDS

FORT COLLINS - Whether for convenience or special occasions, going out to eat is becoming more and more common among American...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - BREAKFAST ENHANCES LEARNING POWER FOR THE MORNING

FORT COLLINS - What simple practice seems to have one of the greatest effects on how well children do in school?...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - WANTED: CREDIBLE NUTRITION ADVICE

FORT COLLINS - Struggling with your weight? Looking to change your eating habits to manage or prevent a health problem? Trying...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - ENJOY SAFE, HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

FORT COLLINS - Homemade ice cream is a special summertime treat. However, for hundreds of consumers each year, it also can...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - EVALUATE YOUR OWN DIET WITH MY PYRAMID TRACKER

FORT COLLINS - Just how healthy is your diet? Are you getting all the nutrients you need? Is your dietary pyramid...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - ENJOY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM YOUR GRILL

FORT COLLINS - The outdoor grill is not just for meats, poultry and fish. Grilling also works well for an assortment...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - ON THE MOVE TO BETTER HEALTH

FORT COLLINS - Research studies have repeatedly demonstrated that engaging in regular physical activity, along with good nutrition, reduces the risk...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - DO GRILLED FOODS POSE A CANCER RISK?

FORT COLLINS - As the weather heats up, many of us look forward to the great American summer pastime of backyard...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - MOTIVATING YOURSELF TO LIVE HEALTHIER

NUTRITION COLUMN - MOTIVATING YOURSELF TO LIVE HEALTHIER
FORT COLLINS - "I know if should eat better, but..." If you've found...
Child eating breakfastNUTRITION COLUMN - PLAN A SAFE PICNIC

FORT COLLINS - It's picnic time in Colorado! There's something special about packing a picnic and heading to the park or...