EatingWell: Is canola oil toxic or bad for you?

EatingWell: Is canola oil toxic or bad for you?

By Shaun Dreisbach, EatingWell.com There are all sorts of rumors about canola oil—so let’s sort fact from fiction. First, you…

Artificial sweeteners: Moderation is key to avoid any problems

Artificial sweeteners: Moderation is key to avoid any problems

By Judy Thalheimer, R.D., L.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter The label says, “no sugar added,” “sugar-free,” or “diet.” So what makes…

EatingWell: Limit processed foods with simple swaps

EatingWell: Limit processed foods with simple swaps

By Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com You’ve probably heard that you should limit processed foods in your diet, but might…

Avoid nutritional shortfall with simple changes in your diet

Avoid nutritional shortfall with simple changes in your diet

By Karen Collins, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., F.A.N.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter   When scientists observe that lots of people don’t meet…

Crazy for carrots: Colorful veggies pack a big nutritional punch

Crazy for carrots: Colorful veggies pack a big nutritional punch

By Lori Zanteson, Environmental Nutrition Newsletter You can’t go wrong by adding more carrots to your menu. Raw or cooked, these…

Pescetarian diet swimming in health benefits

Pescetarian diet swimming in health benefits

By Judith C. Thalheimer, R.D. L.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Think something’s fishy about a pescetarian diet? Think again! More people…

Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

By Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter When you turn over a packaged product in the grocery store to…

Holy Cow!

Holy Cow!

Illinois dairy farms becoming more sustainable and improving the way we eat By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Sustainable food systems…

The Food Buzz

The Food Buzz

Getting the scoop on mindful eating By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Mindful eating may be called New Age, but the…

Get Cooking

Get Cooking

Cooking classes focus on healthy, seasonal cuisine Our food-loving town is filled with a myriad of eating opportunities with a host…

Silver Palate

Silver Palate

Retirement communities dishing up creative meals for senior ‘foodies’ By Nancy Maes  Pictured above: Octopus at The Clare. Photo by…

Grill Healthier this Summer

Grill Healthier this Summer

By Morgan Lord It’s early summer, which means that grilling season has reached its peak (June and July, according to…

Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Detox and Lose Weight?

Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Detox and Lose Weight?

By Megy Karydes The appeal was strong. A three-day juice cleanse was half off on Groupon, and it promised to…

To Detox or Not to Detox

To Detox or Not to Detox

The trend to cleanse through detoxification diets may not be worth following By Megy Karydes Our bodies have a built-in…

When Good Food Gets a Bad Rap

When Good Food Gets a Bad Rap

By Megy Karydes We’ve been led to believe some foods are bad for our health because of what they contain:…

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Waistlines are expanding in the United States at every age. For the younger generation,…

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease

By Megy Karydes Linda Quirk was busy chopping up six pounds of mushrooms for a soup she was preparing for…

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Recent studies dismiss vitamin supplements’ worthiness, but experts find the data bloated with generalities By Donna Shryer With an emphatic whack…

Scientific Snacking

Scientific Snacking

The good, the bad, and the delicious By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Americans love to snack, but snacking on…

Above and Beyond: Nutrition

Above and Beyond: Nutrition

By Megy Karydes Obesity affects approximately 17 percent of children aged 2 to 19 years, and the figure has nearly…

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

By Megy Karydes “There are many ways to kick-start healthy eating,” says Kim Gracen, executive chef, Heartland Café in Chicago’s…

The Healthy Budget

The Healthy Budget

It’s possible to eat well without overspending “Essentially, all produce is nutritious, regardless of whether it is fresh, canned or…

Probiotics

Probiotics

One Bug You Want On Your SideBy Terri Yablonsky Stat Our guts are teeming with billions of bacteria essential to…

Chicago Health’s Mediterranean Salmon and Vegetables

A healthy dish cooked with citrus and herbs, fresh ingredients and big flavor. Perfect for an easy lunch or a…

Pump It Up: All your heart-healthy ingredients are right around the corner

By Donna Shryer From spring’s first warm breeze through summer’s last blast of hot, hair-frizzing humidity, Chicago’s 77 communities serve…

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

By Riley Andersen First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the third year of her Let’s Move! initiative this week…

The Cost of Nutrition

The Cost of Nutrition

School and community efforts help kids eat well on a budget For many families with school-aged children, the dreadful question…