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Holidays, vacations, travel and cultural traditions don't have to derail your healthy nutrition goals. Build an eating plan with your unique lifestyle and nutritional needs in mind.

Easy Ways to Lighten Up Your Mexican Fiesta

Plan on having a Mexican fiesta for dinner tonight? South of the border fare can be nutritious, delicious and fun!

Food is a big part of many cultures, religions and traditions. Learn more about how people worldwide mark important events with food.

Easy Ways to Lighten Up Your Mexican Fiesta

Plan on having a Mexican fiesta for dinner tonight? South of the border fare can be nutritious, delicious and fun!

Shared meals are a central way we celebrate holidays, cultural events and other important shared human experiences. But these celebrations don't have to derail your healthy nutrition goals.

Tips for a Healthy Cookout

From traditional favorites to side dishes and desserts, grilling is a great way to add flavor to all types of food.

Seasonal holidays and celebrations often include feasts and sweets. Keep your diet on track while enjoying the season.

Food Tips for Summer Travel with Kids

There's more to traveling with kids than packing a few extra snacks. Follow these tips for a healthy, happy and nourishing summer vacation.

Whether it's by plane, train or automobile, learn how to eat healthfully on the go.

Latest Articles

  • Culture and Traditions

    Sustainable Eating

    Susan Moores, MS, RD

    "Is it sustainable?" An increasingly important question to ask when it comes to agriculture and how we eat, it's about choosing foods that are healthful to our environment and our bodies. Read More

  • Seasonal

    Sand, Surf and Great Eats

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Every summer, Americans flock to beaches to get away from it all. Unfortunately, poor nutrition, lack of hydration and fierce sunburn can leave you wiped out after a supposedly relaxing beach day. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Ramadan: The Practice of Fasting

    Sara Elnakib, MPH, RD

    During the holy month of Ramadan, which occurs on the ninth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar, all Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for 30 days. Read More

  • Seasonal

    Vegetarian Cookout Ideas

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    The beginning of summer brings the unofficial start of grilling season. For some vegetarians and vegans, this means making do at backyard picnics with the same old soggy green salads or filling up at the chip bowl. Read More

  • Cooking Tips and Trends

    Tips for a Healthy Cookout

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    From traditional favorites to side dishes and desserts, grilling is a great way to add flavor to all types of food. Read More

  • Seasonal

    Fire Up the Barbecue

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    As the weather gets warmer, people spend more time outside and one of the most celebrated outdoor activities is the good old American barbecue. Read More

  • Holidays

    Egg Essentials

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Hard-boiled, dyed and decorated eggs are a beloved Easter tradition, but are you up to speed on your egg expertise? Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Say "Yes!" to Non-Food Rewards

    Even though bribing children with candy to clean their rooms and eat their vegetables may lead to a clean room and a clean plate, there are many negative long-term consequences. Try these rewards instead. Read More

  • Holiday

    8 Tips for Allergy-Free Holidays

    While food allergens lurk in many traditional Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa dishes, a little preparation and planning can help keep your family safe. Read More

  • Holidays

    6 Tips for a Healthier Passover

    Beth Warren, MS, RDN, CDN

    The Jewish religious holiday of Passover often brings with it bigger meals, later mealtimes, sweet treats, socialized eating with loved ones and less physical activity. But there are ways to stay healthy during Passover. Read More

  • Workout Ideas

    Spring into Action

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Spring is here. In addition to all of the wonderful fruits and vegetables available, warmer weather gives us the chance to get out of the house and enjoy the benefits of physical activity. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Healthy Soul Food, Your Way

    Embrace the healthier roots of soul food — greens, sweet potatoes and beans — by following these tips to create healthier soul food, your way. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Sushi Basics

    Melinda Boyd, MPH, MHR, RD

    Diet has been claimed as the Japanese secret weapon to a long and healthy life. And, one of the most simple and healthy traditional Japanese foods is sushi. Read More

  • Holidays

    Tips for a Healthy Halloween Party

    Halloween is a fun day full of costumes, imagination and, of course, tons of candy. Don’t fear, your spooky soiree can be both fun and healthy with a few simple tips. Read More

  • Eating as a Family

    Healthy Habits for the Whole Family

    Whether you'd like your family to get more physically active or start having dinner together, these four simple steps will help your family develop healthy habits that stay for a lifetime. Read More

  • Eat Right on a Budget

    Grow Your Own Food

    Gardening is a fun physical activity, providing you with great tasting produce and, ultimately, saves you many trips to the store. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Eat Right this Year

    If you have trouble keeping your resolutions or meeting your goals, make this the year you create a solid plan that sets you up for success! Read More

  • Vegetarian and Special Diets

    Dining Out for Vegetarians

    Dining out can be a challenging experience for vegans and vegetarians. Keeping a few helpful tips in mind can make dining away from home a more rewarding experience. Read More

  • Recipes

    Sweet Shades of Kwanzaa Bread Recipe

    The sweet potatoes, carrots and orange juice contribute not only to the rich orange color, but also to the sweet, robust flavor and an enviable nutrition profile of this Kwanzaa treat. Read More

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