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Beyond Pumpkin: Meet Its Cousins

Susan Liang | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

Squashes run the fall. While pumpkins get the most attention, its cousins are equally as tasty and versatile. The next time you're in the grocery store or at your local farmers market, branch out and try a different squash.

Take Your Time: Mindful Eating

Neil Zevnik | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

Essentially, mindfulness in eating is about looking inward and outward in your relationship with food. Internally, it is about being aware of how you feel about food, in the moment and in context; it is meditating upon the sources of your food and the effects of its production.

Halloween Recovery

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My St. Patricks Day is Halloween. While it has been over 40 years since the heyday of my "Trick or Treating" days, I still remember the fine aroma of ...

Nature vs. Nurture: Is Your Body a Slave to Your DNA?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

As technology becomes more accessible, it's become easier for individuals to attain in-depth DNA reports in addition to their family history. Knowledge is power, and understanding both your genetic make-up and lifestyle is the key.

5 Documentaries to Sink Your Teeth Into for Food Day

Susan Liang | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

What many of us may lack in political pull, we can make up for in taking the time to become more educated and present in our food choices.

Delicious Airport Fare That Will Make You Love Your Layover

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

These awesome airport dining trends -- some brand-new, some old but solidly growing -- will take your next airport culinary experience to new heights.

Early Returns: Bringing the Farm to Preschool

Carla Thompson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

How do you get a 4-year-old to put down a bag of chips and pick up an apple? There's no simple answer, as any parent can tell you, but what we're discovering across the country is that farm to preschool programs are a great way to start.

Food Justice for Babies

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Where babies live largely influences what babies eat. Barriers to fresh food means barriers to first food. This matters because what we eat as infants and toddlers sets the stage for later health outcomes, including heart disease, obesity and cancer.

Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School

Pam Koch | Posted 10.22.2014 | New York
Pam Koch

We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.

7 Delicious Homemade Dips For Sunday Football Season

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 10.15.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The best thing about serving dips is that they're just as easy to eat -- as they are to make.

10 Foods You Might Be Eating Wrong

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Once you have mastered a liking for these healthier food options, the next logical step is to prepare in the best way for maximum nutrient density!

Skinny Chicken Chow Mein

Nancy Fox | Posted 10.09.2014 | Taste
Nancy Fox

The key to making this dish really simple is to prep the veggies, chicken and sauce before you start to stir fry. Then it comes together very quickly!

8 Healthy Foods That Aren't Always Good For You

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

There are a TON of foods out there that somehow have earned the moniker of "healthy" foods. Now, with some of these, sure, there's plenty of nutritional value, but that doesn't make them a "freebie."

Where Vision Meets Taste: Ellary's Greens

Loren Brill | Posted 09.26.2014 | Taste
Loren Brill

Leith makes it almost hard to choose which healthy route to go down.

How To Eat Well On As Little As $4 A Day

Posted 09.23.2014 | OWN

You can eat great for as little as $4 a day. Here's how to manage it, with smart strategies for what specific foods to be on the lookout for. By Ly...

Butter vs. Margarine And Other Food Face-Offs

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.16.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Healthy eating shouldn't be complicated, so we've set out to get the truth about these health food face-offs once and for all.

Yagana Shah

5 Foods That Might As Well Be The Fountain Of Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty

Yes, we've heard the hype about various fad diets, from the gluten-free craze, to Paleo, to low fat, to no carbs. But forget waist-whittling and weigh...

Sometimes They Choose the Carrots... Sometimes

Erica Hill | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Erica Hill

There is such joy to be found in food. It brings people together -- it's an opportunity to connect with our children in the kitchen, to learn about other cultures, to discover our similarities. Talking about how food affects our bodies is an important part of that process.

'Fast Food Nation' Author Explains Why Americans Still Aren't Eating Healthfully

Emily Tess Katz | HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Eric Schlosser's debut book, "Fast Food Nation," made waves in 2001 with its behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. fast food industry and market. While S...

Life in the Slow Food Lane

Neil Zevnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

Officially begun in Italy in the 1980s as a response to "fast food" and its incursions into regional cuisine and identity, this way of looking at the world through food is much more than just a rejection of industrial food constructs -- it is a philosophy and a lifestyle.

Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip the scales back in the right direction.

9 Great Foods For Weight Loss

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Forget counting calories or fat grams, or filling your pantry with “diet” foods or drinks. If you want to control...

3 Big Mistakes You Make When Ordering Takeout

OWN | Posted 08.18.2014 | OWN

You're tired, you're stressed, and you're hungry. After a long day, it's hard to resist the temptation of takeout. While food to-go is often high in c...

People Aren't the Problem

Josh Tetrick | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Josh Tetrick

When the leaders of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers do things that are seemingly out of step with your values, it's not because they don't care, it's because doing the right thing  is often expensive, inconvenient, and let's be honest, disgusting. To put it simply, you wouldn't buy it anyway. So what do you expect?

How Seaweed Became A Mainstream Snack In America

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Taste

It was the perfect storm.