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Marci Harnischfeger MS RD - Head Dietitian
Registered Dietitian, Chef, Nutrition Educator
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Today is the first day of spring. Because many of you are starting your spring cleaning, I want to ask: when was the last time you cleaned out your pantry? Here are a few tips and tricks to get your kitchen in shape, so you'll be ready to get out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at ShopWell Blog
Thank you to all for visiting our booth at the 2011 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo this past week. We loved meeting everyone and are so proud of the positive feedback we received for ShopWell. Want to learn more about how ShopWell's free and customizable nutrition tools can help... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at ShopWell Blog
Are you in San Francisco this Saturday? Come visit the ShopWell booth at the Noriega St. Food Fair 8/6 from 11-4pm. I'll also be giving a talk on "Maximize Your MyPlate: Getting Your Food Groups Into Every Meal" at 1:30pm. Since this is such an important topic for all I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at ShopWell Blog
Late last week, the USDA announced a change from the long running MyPyramid program to the MyPlate program, a simpler plan focused on portion sizes of healthy foods at each meal. The information found at brings one's attention back to foods at each meal by asking Americans to fill... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at ShopWell Blog
As summer is approaching, it is time once again to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather. For many that means barbequeing. At the end of last summer, I posted some tips for grilling veggies and fruits which are chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals and important to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at ShopWell Blog
On Monday, the USDA and HHS announced the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. We here at ShopWell are excited by this focus on nutrition. We take guidelines like these seriously and incorporate them into our site, making them actionable. So take a moment and ask yourself: am I doing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at ShopWell Blog
ShopWell has been hard at work preparing for the launch of our service to the nutrition community at the 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Booth #3085. We can't wait to arrive in Boston! Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at ShopWell Blog
Fruits and vegetables are chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Before the weather gets too cold and you pack up your outdoor furniture. Try a new spin on serving fruits and vegetables by grilling them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at ShopWell Blog
With all of the buzz over the possible relabeling of high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar, it's a good time to look at the amount of overall added sugar in your diet. For females, this is roughly 100 calories or 25 grams. For men, this is roughly 150 calories or 37 grams. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at ShopWell Blog
Rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, plain low fat yogurt is a healthful, versatile addition to your diet. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at ShopWell Blog
With the news of the current egg recall, it’s good time to talk about food safety. Uncooked shell eggs and raw meat, fish, poultry and seafood always carry a risk of foodborne illness, so following a few simple tips can help decrease your risk. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at ShopWell Blog
The American Heart Association recommends Americans consume less than 1500mg of sodium per day. Why is this important? A low sodium diet can help you maintain a healthy blood pressure and help you reduce your chance of developing heart disease. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at ShopWell Blog
By making simple, healthy changes to your grocery list, you change the foods that come into your home and the ingredients in your everyday meals. Follow these steps to make simple, healthy grocery lists. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at ShopWell Blog