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Raw Egg in Egg Nog - Is It Safe?

Is Salmonella lurking in your frothy holiday favorite?

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Meet Abigail J. Dougherty, RD, LD/N

She’s a dietitian, she’s a blogger, and she’s simply adorable. What more could you ask for? Check out Abby’s practical advice for your family’s meals!

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Can You Trust Research?

If a study is funded by a company, does that undermine credibility?

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Food Expiration Dates – What do they mean?

You’re probably throwing away food too soon. Print our handy guide to maximize your grocery budget.

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Trans Fat Ban: What Does that Mean?

What do the experts think? Why were they created in the first place?

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Trans Fat Ban: Now What?

How do you tell whether your favorite foods have these fats that promote heart disease?

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Do Your Kids Have the Snack Time Blues?

Get creative with these easy and tasty snack trios!

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Peeling Back the Layers of the Worship-Worthy Onion

Random, but true, facts about onions!

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The More You Know, the More You Can Eat!

Learn more about Registered Dietitian Carolyn O'Neil's philosophy on healthy eating.

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VIDEO: What are Genetically Modified Foods? A Basic Explanation of a Hefty Topic

What are GMOs?

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Turkey Time! Tips for a safe and sane feast

All you need to know about thawing, prepping, stuffing and cooking!

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Thanksgiving Dinner - Where Does All the Food Come From?

Is your state a top producer of our Thanksgiving staples?

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Denneal Jamison-McClung, PhD

Denneal Jamison-McClung

Dr. Jamison-McClung is the Associate Director at the University of California-Davis Biotechnology Program and a Lecturer in the Integrated Studies Honors Program.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I have always been pretty good at jigsaw puzzles…I get into a zone and can see where the pieces fit pretty quickly. This always impressed my grandma, anyway!

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I would probably choose super-speed (like the Flash), since I always seem to be running behind schedule! Perhaps I could catch up...

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to garden, spend time outdoors, travel with my family, dabble in family tree research and read novels.

What are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about helping students find their dream vocation – everyone has special skills and talents that can be used to help the rest of humanity. Within science and technology, there are many interesting challenges to tackle – it is the best feeling to help other bright, creative people find their calling.

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How do you read nutrition labels?

Dairy milk, rice milk, almond milk,soy milk - what's the difference?

Should you be counting calories?

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