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Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN

Contributor since January 11, 2016 64 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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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...

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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...

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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.

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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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Can't Find An Ingredient? How To Make Healthy Food Swaps

: When you can’t find an ingredient you need at the grocery store, learn how to adjust your shopping habits and make creative recipe substitutes.

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Fostering Wellness During The COVID-19 Outbreak

: Staying sane and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic can be a challenge. Use these strategies to maximize your health and well-being.

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8 Healthy Food Staples To Keep In Your Kitchen

: Stocking your pantry with a few healthy, low-cost food staples will help you meet the challenge of making a nutritious meal when time is tight.

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Do Your Genes Influence What Foods You Like?

: Henry Ford dietitian and wellness expert Bethany Thayer explains how your genes influence your preferences for food and how you can coax your taste bu...

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