The Scoop on Ice Cream: Which is Best?

Ice cream and summer go hand in hand.  For me, ice cream triggers memories of walking to the ice cream shop one block from my house each summer. I don’t think we went everyday, but I do know that me, my brother, and our friends were some of their best customers. As I child, I […]

Finding a Good Egg: Conventional, Free-Range, Cage-Free, Pasture-Raised or Organic?

This question frequently comes up during conversations with cancer survivors. Despite my many years of education, this one stumped even this dietitian. Which egg is best?  Is one actually better than another, or are the names just marketing ploys with little meaning? The May 2011 issue of Prevention Magazine recently addressed this very topic. I don’t normally […]

High Risk Foods: Worth the Risk?

This week I’m doing something a little different – responding to a question I received regarding last week’s post! Hey Bethany,  My mom always warns me about eating sandwiches w/mayo – like egg salad from Starbucks. Is she right? (in the summer?) David Thank you David for your thoughtful question!  Mom has a reason to […]

Keep Foods Safe this Summer

According to the American Dietetic Association, roughly 40-50 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from food borne diseases each year. Nearly one-half of these cases could be prevented by frequent hand washing when preparing or handling food. Hot summer temperatures like we are experiencing now here in the South are a perfect […]