I love to cook. And even more, I love to eat. I eat healthfully most of the time—but decadent treats have a place in every woman’s life. Good food helps make life worth living! I’ve had a passion for nutrition my whole life. How many kids would list grapefruit and spinach as their favorite foods? I did. My curiosity about what I ate and how it affected my athletic performance turned into a lifelong pursuit. It led me to earn bachelor’s degrees in dietetics and exercise as well as a master’s degree in health promotion from Purdue University. My mission is to use what I’ve learned to help people balance their energy, work at staying healthy and perform their best in all their life pursuits. I most enjoy taking the confusing, complex science of nutrition and making it approachable for consumers. That’s why I’m so excited to be invited to blog for Live Better America. We all have healthy eating challenges and questions—I want to help you get the answers you need. In my spare time, I love to try new recipes and stay fit by running with my husband, Stephen, and running after my two young boys, Basil and Levi.

Blog Entries by Tara Gidus

4 Small Changes That Can Help You Achieve Big Weight Loss Goals

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 09:39 AM (EST)

I had a roommate in college who always left a few bites on her plate. "It's my diet," she would joke. Years later, I can only imagine how many pounds she kept off her behind that way. It sounds too simple, but it's true. Just a few too many calories,...


10 Easy Ways To Be More Spontaneous In The Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 01:23 PM (EST)

I like to look at meal planning as a "road map" to healthy eating. But to me, creativity provides the pleasure in cooking. If each evening's dinner is pre-planned down to the ounce, you're stuck in a bind when your family doesn't feel like having what's on the menu, or...


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