UConn Dietetics

What are Cruciferous Vegetables and Why are They So Good For You?

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Josie Hare Can you say cruciferous?  Unusual, right? Funny enough, this word actually comes from the informal classification for members of the mustard family! It comes from the word cruciferae in Latin, meaning cross bearing. But we refer to cruciferous as a delicious group of vegetables that pack a great […]

What is Intuitive Eating? What is Mindful Eating?

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Ben Giroux You have all heard the phrase, “trust your gut”. While this is a figure of speech, it can also be a general description of intuitive eating. When eating intuitively, you eat based on when your body tells you it is hungry and when it is full. A growling, […]

Sell By, Use By, Best If Used By: What Do All These Terms Mean?

Article by Amanda Koss, UConn Dietetics Student  As you make your way through the grocery store, you will find food packages labeled with terms and dates like these: “sell by”, “use by”, and “best if used by.”  It can be confusing to know what each one means, but not impossible! Understanding these dates on packages […]