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Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN

Contributor since January 11, 2016 53 Posts
Bethany Thayer, RDN
Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN, is the director of the Henry Ford Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Earning a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in exercise science from Oakland University (OU), Beth chose her career path because she was always intrigued by the blending of art and science to positively impact health. She enjoys communicating with people about healthy living and eating and was a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nine years. Beth was named as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2012 and served as their president in 2015-2016.
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Canola Oil: Healthy or Harmful?

: A Henry Ford dietitian explains what canola oil is, why it has a bad reputation and whether it deserves a place in a healthy diet.

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Ignore This Advice: 4 Common Nutrition Tips to Question

: A Henry Ford registered dietitian sheds light on popular nutrition recommendations and explains why they may not be good advice.

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5 Ways to Savor the Flavor During Nutrition Month

: March is National Nutrition Month, a yearly event to encourage people to develop healthy eating habits. Here are ways to make nutrition part of your l...

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Healthy Or Not? Sneaky Snacks To Avoid

: These days, more and more Americans aren’t sitting down for three square meals. Instead, they’re eating in the car, on the train and while...

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What's Hot Now: Food Trends In 2019

: A Henry Ford expert highlights the hottest food and nutrition trends for 2019 and offers insight about which are worth following.

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What Do Sell-By Dates Tell You About Food Safety?

: A dilemma we all face from time to time: Should you toss anything past the "expiration" date, or does that waste what might be perfectly edible food? ...

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What Kind Of Milk Is Best?

: A Henry Ford dietitian explains nutrient differences in various types of milk, including dairy, soy, hemp and almond varieties.

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Hold The Butter? Your Guide To Healthy Spreads

: We slather it on our toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and the bread basket for dinner. But if you're looking for alternatives with less satur...

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A Foolproof Guide To Healthy Homemade Pizza

: Homemade pizza can be a great canvas for incorporating healthy ingredients like whole grains, veggies and lean protein into your meal. The flavor comb...

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