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Author Archives: Kathy Birkett, RDN, LD

12 Tips to Stay Well and Avoid Diabetes

12 Tips to Stay Well and Avoid Diabetes

It is National Diabetes Month which means it’s a good time to learn more about the potential effect of diabetes on many of us. The number of people who are affected but remain unaware that they have prediabetes or diabetes, who are missing treatment opportunities, and potentially endangering their own health continues to be a… Continue Reading

Holiday Meal Recipe Renovations® for the Health of It!

Holiday Meal Recipe Renovations® for the Health of It!

Holiday season is a time to gather together with family and friends. We catch up and make memories to share in the years ahead. Hopefully, we will all celebrate for many years together with the ones we love and who love us best. Unfortunately, longevity and plans for the future can be brutally interrupted when… Continue Reading

It’s Time to Bake the Best Cookies Ever!

It’s Time to Bake the Best Cookies Ever!

Cooking and baking time has arrived! It seems to follow right on the heels of the start of fall. I can smell the aroma of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, and vanilla (as well as chocolate!) in the air. Families are beginning to dream of cool weather mixed with warm family favorite treats, especially cookies. The upcoming… Continue Reading

Eat Less Food but Get More Nutrients? Choices for Health

Eat Less Food but Get More Nutrients? Choices for Health

Many of us are searching for foods that will give us a punch of nutrition in smaller amounts of food (and calories), maybe even you. People trying to lose weight and reduce the calories they consume don’t want to compromise their nutritional health. Aging seniors who can’t eat as much as they once did still… Continue Reading

Detective Foodsafe® Helps You Find the Right Food Thermometer

Detective Foodsafe® Helps You Find the Right Food Thermometer

We often hear how important it is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of food before we serve it. We could be making ourselves and our family members sick when we give them undercooked foods that may contain bacteria, causing foodborne illnesses. Unfortunately, Detective Foodsafe® has heard too many people say that… Continue Reading