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MTAND 2017 Award of Excellence for Nutrition Advocacy

2017 Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Award of Excellence for Nutrition Advocacy   Since 2008, the Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MTAND), formerly the Montana Dietetic Association, has honored non‐dietitians with an Award of Excellence for Nutrition Advocacy. The award is presented to individuals who have worked to optimize the health for Montanans as advocates for food and nutrition. The awards […]

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MTAND Recognizes Dietitians

Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recognizes Dietitians   The Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MTAND), a state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, honored several of its members at the June 8, 2017 Food and Nutrition Summit in Billings.  The national organization celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  To qualify for […]

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Grains are healthful – who knew?

Nowadays, it seems as though there is always a food or food-group that becomes deemed as the one to avoid like the plague! With so many claims out there it’s hard to keep track of which types of food are good for us to eat, and which are not. Until quite recently, this writer had […]

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Organic Versus Conventionally Produced Food

In our society of plenty, a trip to the grocery can dictate that a person make dozens of minor choices … i.e., store brand vs national brand vs organic vs low-fat vs fat-free vs gluten-free. You get the idea. Over the last decade, the emergence of organic products as staples at national grocery chains has […]

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CS… What? The skinny on Community Shared Agriculture!

What if I told you that you could get a weekly “present” of delicious, local produce all through summer? Would you enjoy having a mini food holiday every week? Hopefully you said yes! If you shouted NO, perhaps you are visiting the wrong blog… hmm. Anyway, for those of you who said yes, here’s how […]

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The Pumpkin Craze

Yes, it’s that time of year again where pumpkins are showing up everywhere in our daily lives. Outside the grocery stores, in our facebook and instagram feeds and let’s not forget- at the friendly local, Starbucks. The return of the seasonal pumpkin spice latte has made it’s debut once again! One of the first foods […]

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Lentil Love!

Montana is the nation’s largest producer of lentils, and these awesome little legumes are nutritional powerhouses! Lentils are an excellent source of fiber, protein, iron, folate, and potassium. In addition to having a great nutritional profile, lentils are an excellent choice for those that are trying to eat more sustainably, and those who are on […]

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After the Harvest

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming 26 ounces (or equivalent) of protein foods each week including nuts and seeds, poultry, seafood, and meat. Meat, also referred to as red meat, describes beef, lamb, pork, goat, and non-bird game animals such as bison and elk. Here in Montana, elk are abundant! In 2015 alone, there […]

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Making Goals and Keeping Them!

Happy New Year!! It’s the time of year for a fresh start, a clean slate and of course new year’s resolutions. The most common resolutions made each January after the holiday season surround health, nutrition and wellness. Whether that be trying to lose weight, eat healthier or exercise more, it seems almost everyone has sets […]

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