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All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes & Tips

In addition to the great Easter tips that Karen Buch provided earlier this week, we wanted to share some more egg-cellent ideas for decorating your Easter eggs this year. Did you know that you can use spices and common foods to dye eggs naturally? Get creative and resourceful – it’s fun and easy to use …

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National Nutrition Month & the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist: a Sports RD’s Perspective

Today’s post comes from Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS.   Ellis is a sports dietitian, who counsels athletic programs on nutrition and teaches athletes how to eat the right foods on a sensible schedule to fuel performance, prevent muscle cramps, finish strong and recover well. He is also a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel. Being …

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Easter Eggs from Start to Finish!

Learn how to select, hard-cook and decorate Easter eggs. Then, use them to make this delicious recipe for Deviled Eggs. You’ll gain the 13 essential nutrients found in every egg. Are you planning to hard cook, color and hide eggs in celebration of  Easter on March 31st? Use these tips to take you through from …

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Pregnancy, Protein, and Promoting Growth

Adequate protein intake is essential in every life stage; however, some stages require increased protein intake for optimal health. During pregnancy, it is recommended that women consume 1.1 g/kg body weight of protein per day, which is up from 0.8g/kg prior to pregnancy. The second and third trimester are the most important times to pay …

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Happy National Ag Day

Today is National Ag Day- what a great way to celebrate hardworking farmers. For generations, America’s egg farmers have been committed to delivering high-quality eggs and following the highest standards for caring for the animals and the land they farm.  Ever wonder what an egg farm looks like?  Check out the videos on the Good …

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Eggs, Eyes, and Other Emerging Evidence

Eggs provide a wealth of nutrients that can support our health, some of which aren’t even listed on the nutrition facts label. Here’s the scoop on two of these nutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin: What are lutein and zeaxanthin? Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that are found in high levels in the retina and macula of …

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Happy Registered Dietitian Day!

Today we celebrate Registered Dietitian Day.  This is a day special for me- as I am one of the RDs on staff at ENC. ENC wants to take a moment and recognize registered dietitians and dietetic technicians registered for committment to educating clients on nutrition and current research. Also, a special shout out to our RD advisors. Your work together, …

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Eggs: The “Whole” Story

While eggs are commonly associated with breakfast and protein, many individuals aren’t aware of the nutrient package the whole egg provides. This includes a variety of important vitamins and minerals required for the body to maintain health. In fact, a majority of these nutrients are found in the yolk, so today’s post focuses on the …

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What’s All the Buzz About School Breakfast?

Today’s post comes from Dayle Hayes, MS, RD. Dayle is an award-winning author, educator and registered dietitian. She is known in cyberspace for School Meals That Rock on Facebook, Twitter and her blog of the same name. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member …

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Goodbye February, Hello Nutritious & Delicious March!

Today marks the start of the most nutritious month of the year, National Nutrition Month! Every year for the last 40 years, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) has put an emphasis on promoting positive nutrition messages during National Nutrition Month. The theme for this March is “Eat Right, Your …

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