Eating well in the new year

Have you resolved to eat better in 2016, but you aren’t quite sure where to start? Last week, U.S. News & World Report released their annual review of 38 popular diets and chose the best...

Simple steps to maximize heart health

By now, we’ve all heard the recommendations for a heart-healthy diet – reduce your saturated fat intake, avoid trans fats, cut back on salt. But did you know there are specific foods you can eat...

Breaking new ground in global health for girls and women

What happens when you get nutrition scientists and nutrition program practitioners from around the globe together? It turns out these two groups rarely interact, resulting in both having less than...

Bite into a healthy lifestyle

Happy National Nutrition Month! Every March we get an entire month to think about and celebrate the food we eat and the choices we make to get and stay healthy. This year’s theme is “Bite into...

Tackling childhood obesity in rural Oregon

To counter the alarming growth in childhood obesity across the country, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced $500 million additional dollars to its longstanding campaign to achieve a...

The magic bullet for heart health?

If you knew there was a “magic bullet” that would reduce your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by 92% and lower your risk of other cardiovascular risk factors, including type 2 diabetes,...

Winter recipes packed with cancer-fighting nutrients

Winter time is full of delicious fruits and vegetables that are flavorful and rich in cancer-fighting nutrients. Every fruit and vegetable contains their own cancer fighting compounds, including...

GET FIT trial leads to improved health, better habits for one patient

Patty McWayne became depressed after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004. In 2013, Patty received an invitation to join the GET FIT trial, which aims to improve of the lives of women cancer...

Don’t be scared by Halloween treats!

The holiday season seems to get longer every year, with sweets, shopping, and stress threatening to derail your healthy lifestyle habits from Halloween to Valentine’s Day! Hopefully you're...

How to: Healthy summer barbecues and potlucks

Is your summer filling up with social engagements that threaten to derail your healthy diet efforts? Summer barbecues and potlucks are wonderful, but the typical fare – creamy mayonnaise-based...