Health & Nutrition
Jul 11 2016

Healthy or Hoax? Nutrition Facts on Your Favorite Foods

Most of us mean to make healthy choices at the grocery store or when out for dinner, but it can be tricky sifting through all of the sometimes contradictory information out there. We caught up with our RD Cat Taylor for a breakdown of what ingredients and foods are actually healthy, and which ones are…more

Jun 29 2016

Must Have 4th of July Recipes

The 4th of July is just around the corner, which means cookouts and barbecues are popping up all weekend long. Instead of serving the same old burgers, hot dogs and potato salad, why not change it up this year with a new recipe to share? Our VIDA RD Cat Taylor browsed the web for some fresh…more

Mar 9 2016

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Healthy Fats!

Dietary fats are a necessary component of a healthful lifestyle. Not only does fat coat the stomach and slow digestion, resulting in earlier satiety, it also contributes a smooth and creamy mouthfeel for foods such as yogurt and aids the absorption of fat soluble vitamins

Feb 22 2016

The 411 on Plant-Based Proteins

Protein is found in many foods and can be divided into two categories: animal-based proteins and plant-based proteins. Regardless of whether or not you consume meat, the inclusion of plant based proteins in your diet may have a positive impact on your health.

Feb 16 2016

What are Omega-3’s & Why Do You Need Them?

Omega-3 fats are a set of poly-unsaturated fats and are considered “essential” nutrients, meaning that our bodies cannot make them so we must get them through the foods we eat. Omega-3’s are needed during pregnancy and lactation to support brain and eye development, but continue to serve many functions after infancy for growth and health maintenance.