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Breakfast Eaters Reap the Benefits

For various reasons, breakfast is one of the most commonly skipped meals of the day. We all lead busy lives and often in the morning, we are more worried about getting our coffee than something to eat! However, research has repeatedly demonstrated the importance of making time for even a quick morning meal. The Huffington …

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“What’s for Dinner?” Wednesday: Phosphorus-Rich Egg & Pasta Skillet

In today’s post, we’re taking a closer look at the nutrient phosphorus, the second most prevalent mineral in the body (to calcium). Phosphorus is essential for healthy bones, teeth and cell membranes. It’s also important for nutrient metabolism, muscle growth and energy production. Adults need 700 mg of phosphorus per day, while kids 9 to …

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Looking Through the Eyes of an ENC Intern: FNCE 2012

Tessa Adcock is a dietetic student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has spent four weeks of her supervised practice with ENC. During the UIC graduate program, Tessa has served as a research assistant on a project with the Institute of Health Research and Policy at UIC involving school district student wellness policies. Tessa …

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Nutrition Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes: Dispelling the “Myths and Mysteries”

Today’s post comes from Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE. Campbell is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is actively involved in education initiatives, both at Joslin and with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored …

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World Egg Day: Celebrating the Amazingly Versatile Egg

Today’s post comes from Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD. Cochran is a nutrition communications consultant, appearing regularly in national and local media to discuss nutrition topics. Cochran is a long-standing   nutrition writer for Woman’s World Magazine as well as a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel. World Egg Day is commemorated every year on the second …

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Unscrambling the Latest Egg Controversy

Today’s post comes from Katherine Brooking, MS, RD.* Brooking is a nutrition communications consultant, appearing regularly in national and local media to discuss nutrition topics. She is also co-author of the popular website and blog, Appetite for Health. As an RD, I was surprised to see the headlines in August claiming that eating egg yolks …

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Have You Hugged Your PA?

Today’s post comes from Chris Barry, PA-C, MMSc. He is a member of the ENC Health Professional Advisory Panel and is a Physician Assistant specializing in pediatrics. Have you hugged your PA (physician assistant) lately?  Now would be a good time, if you haven’t already.  Every October 6-12 marks PA Week!  If you’re not familiar …

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Protein in the Athlete’s Diet

Today’s post comes from Dr. Donald Layman. Dr. Layman is the Director of Research at the Egg Nutrition Center and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois and a leading researcher studying dietary needs for protein and amino acids.  The importance of protein for athletes is well accepted but still confusing. Athletes hear lots of …

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“What’s for Dinner?” Wednesday: Selenium-Rich Souffle

This Wednesday we’re talking about Selenium! It’s a trace mineral that we only need small amounts of; however, the small requirement does not diminish its importance. Selenium is needed to make selenoproteins, which act as antioxidants. It is also important for thyroid health and immune function. Some research has suggested links between selenium consumption and …

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How to Eat Well—Without Breaking the Bank!

Today’s post comes from supermarket dietitian Karen Buch, MS, RD, who leads the Weis Lifestyle Initiatives team for Weis Markets. In her role, she is responsible for consumer-advocacy, cause-related initiatives including the Weis Fight Hunger program and strategic-planning for Weis Markets’ growing health and wellness initiatives. Karen also serves as the editor-in-chief of Weis Healthy Bites™ …

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