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Potato salads are an American staple for any barbecue, pot luck or picnic. But, please don’t buy those pre-made buckets of grocery store potato salad. They are full of preservatives, sugar, and all the wrongREAD MORE

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As the weather gets hot, we all look for new ways to cool off. The kiddos (and even some parents!) tend to gravitate to sweet cold treats, like popsicles and ice cream, during the steamyREAD MORE

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Bread pudding is one of those comfort foods that have rustic origins. It was a way to use up old stale bread instead of throwing it out and letting it go to waste. It wasREAD MORE

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I am a sucker when it comes to fudge. It’s smooth, creamy and full of chocolatey goodness that makes me smile. When I am traveling and find myself in a local sweet shop, I can’tREAD MORE

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With the New Year come New Year resolutions, and many people vow to eat healthier and lose weight. After several weeks into the New Year, it is not surprising to find most of these resolutionsREAD MORE

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’Tis the season for… cookies! Yes, December is here and there are cookie parties and cookie swaps happening all over the country. I love cookies. You can enjoy a variety of different cookie textures andREAD MORE

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I love everything about Thanksgiving. I love the rich history behind it, the time my whole family is gathered together for it and of course, the meal itself. I am THAT person who lives forREAD MORE

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School is back in session, and if you are like me, the family calendar is filling up fast. I have a new carpool schedule this year and it is taking some getting used to. WithinREAD MORE

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If you haven’t noticed, it’s cold outside! Even here in Southern California we are feeling winter’s chill. Okay, it may not be snowing or below freezing here, but I am still sporting a sweater, fuzzyREAD MORE

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When I was growing up in Texas, the Thanksgiving meal was typically just my parents, my brother and me. We did not have many relatives that lived near us. So, if no one visited HoustonREAD MORE

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About The Author
SUZANNE NELSON, ScD, RDN
Suzanne Nelson

Dr. Nelson recently joined the staff of Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania as a nutrition and wellness advisor and sports nutritionist. Previously, she was the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. While in California, she was the team nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers and provided nutrition consultation to the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. In addition, Dr. Nelson has advised elite amateur athletes at the national, world, and Olympic level. She is a nationally known speaker in sports nutrition and is the author/editor of several books and numerous scientific journal articles. Dr. Nelson is the Nutrition and Health Advisor for Sun-Maid.

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