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Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, educator, and mom of two who blogs at Real Mom Nutrition. She writes frequently about health and nutrition for consumer magazines such as Parents, Fitness and Health.

Entries by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

I Wish Red Delicious Apples Would Just Go Away

(5) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:11 PM

I am sick of Red Delicious apples. Specifically, I am sick of Red Delicious apples being passed off as apples when really, they're just very attractive props.

Red Delicious apples, with their chewy skin and mealy flesh, are the most common apple in America, grown and sold more than any...

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Yes, You Can Still Gain Weight Eating 'Clean' -- I Did

(6) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:48 PM

When the FDA recently proposed changes to the food label-including calorie count in a larger, bolder font -- there were people who said that if you're eating a diet of mostly whole foods, you don't even need to think (much less worry) about calories at all. That calories...

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My From-Scratch Cooking Confession: I Can't Keep up!

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM

I believe that a diet based around whole foods is the way to go. I believe we should know what's in our food, that we should strive to eat food that isn't laden with preservatives and artificial flavors. Over the years, my suspicion about ingredients like artificial colors has grown,...

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What Are The Olympics Teaching Your Kids About Food?

(3) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:44 PM

"McDonald's is, like, the official restaurant of everything."

That's what my 9-year-old said to me as we were watching the Olympics the other night. That's because every 10 minutes that McDonald's commercial was on the screen. You know which one I'm talking about: the split-screen showing an Olympian biting their...

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Can We Please Stop Accusing Each Other of Eating "Chemicals"?

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 9:36 AM

All I want for Christmas is for people on Facebook to stop accusing each other of eating "chemicals."

Lately, comments like "Sorry, but that muffin is full of chemicals" and "No offense, but do you know what kinds of chemicals are in those crackers?" are making me feel downright grinchy.

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Why You Should Cut Your Mother-in-Law a Break

(10) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 5:03 PM

When hanging out with a group of fellow moms, there's only so long you can go before someone starts complaining about their mother-in-law.

Don't get me wrong. Sometimes there are legitimate grievances ("She told me I'm a bad parent and a terrible cook!"). But more often than not, the complaints...

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Fear and Loathing on Facebook

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 1:31 PM

Here's what I've been learning lately on Facebook:

  • Packaged bread is poison so you should make your own. But wheat is also poison, so don't bother.
  • You should never, ever, ever drink milk. Unless it's raw, then maybe it's okay. Never mind, it's bad.
  • If you're feeding your kids non-organic...
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Soccer Mom Soapbox

(12) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 11:26 AM

As a dietitian, I try very hard to be helpful when asked and not be bossy and preachy and in everyone's business when it comes to food (my husband may disagree with this).

I really didn't want to be That Mom. You know her: The one who rails against toxic...

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