‘Viva Vermont’

Fast Food Make-Over for McDonald’s Menu

By Robyn Priebe

McDonald’s menu make look a little different come 2013, as the fast food giant  just announced it’s plans to revamp their 2013 menu to be more in-line with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Some of the potential additions one might find are whole-grain English muffins, seasonal produce, egg-white options, and possibly grilled McNuggets.  Previous improvements included reducing sodium content for their entire […] Read more »

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Soup Recipes for Fall Vegetables

By Robyn Priebe

As much of the fall vegetables and fruits are ready for harvest, you may find yourself searching for recipes that allow you to use this produce well into the winter months.  Currently in VT, much of the produce being picked can easily be incorporated in soup recipes for the fall and winter.  Below is a list of some fall vegetables, with ideas for working them into […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Loving Veggies, Self-Love, and Vermont Covered Bridges

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Just in time for summer bounty, Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, tells us how to fall in love with veggies. One of my favorite tweets of the week from Marc David @psych_of_eating: “Nutrition facts are like #food. Choose wisely, ruminate over it slowly, & check to see that it’s fresh & not outdated.”  Read more here. Did you catch the research this […] Read more »

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What Spring Brings

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

I can’t let this week go by without commenting on the absolutely gorgeous weather we’re having in Vermont.  Temperatures ranging in the high 60s, low 70s, sunny, clear skies, the snow is melting, the streams are running.  It’s just beautiful. Spring has truly brought with it all that it’s famous for — warm weather, feeling alive, wanting to clear out […] Read more »

Our trees aren't quite here yet but if this weather keeps up, they will be soon!