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Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN

Contributor since January 11, 2016 68 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.
soup starters
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Soup Starters: A Healthy Shortcut Or Recipe For A High-Sodium Dinner?

: Too busy to make soup from scratch? Soup starters can be a great way to save time -- as long as you choose a healthy option.

nut butters
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Which Nut Butter Is Best? How To Pick A Healthy Favorite

: Once made only of peanuts, nut butter varieties are taking center stage in grocery store aisles.

sparkling water
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Is Sparkling Water Really Better Than Other Carbonated Beverages?

: Sparkling beverages are refreshing and hugely popular right now, but not all are created equal. Learn what to look for on labels.

dietary metals
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Metals In Your Diet: How To Prevent Overloading On Essential Minerals

: Metals, like zinc or iron, occur naturally in foods. Here's how to get what you need from these essential minerals without going overboard.

sneaking healthy foods
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Sneaking More Healthy Ingredients Into Your Diet

: Finding creative ways to incorporate more vegetables, fruits or plant-based proteins into your meals is a great way to get your daily serving of healt...

carry out safety
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Ordering Takeout? Make It Safe And Healthy

: If you're concerned about ordering takeout during the pandemic, these strategies for staying safe will help you avoid unnecessary exposure — and...

carbs
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In Defense Of Carbs: The Key To A Balanced Diet

: A Henry Ford dietitian explains the role carbohydrates play in a healthy diet and how to select the best carb options for you.

food donation box
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Healthy Food Bank Donations: What To Give

: Donating to a food bank is a great way to make a positive impact on others. Here are nutritious, dietitian-approved items to give. 

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A How-To Guide For Reducing Your Food Waste

: Wasting food is expensive and can negatively affect our natural resources. Learn how to plan your trips to the grocery store and only buy what you nee...

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