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What foods are particularly high in vitamin D?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Q: My vitamin D level is 12 and should be 30. My Doctor prescribed vitaminD jell pills. My questions is what Foods,fruits,vegetables,and liquids has vitamin D in them so I can buy themfoods,fruits,liquids  Read More

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Can you recommend any foods that aid in digestion?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Q: I eat fruits yogurt glive oiland steal very hard to clean my stomac. what I miss thereto make it normal. t.y.

A:  You may want to include more foods high in fiber which aid in digestion.  Apples,  Read More

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Where can I find your recipe criteria?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Q: Hello,I’m an RD with Dairy Council of Arizona and collaborating with the AZ Acad of Pediatrics on putting together a cook book for kids and families. We are looking for the specifics of the FVMM recipe  Read More

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How many calories per day should a 15 month old consume?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Q: Hi, i was just wondering how many calories should my 15 month old be intaking everyday? shes 27lbs and 32 inches tall

A: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends toddlers consume 1,000 calories per  Read More

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Can you recommend any recipes using fruits and vegetables that may help to ease inflammation and pain?

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Q: Had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Can you recommend me smoothies with raw vegetables and fruits that help relieve pain and inflamation.

A: Several foods can help ease inflammation, stiffness,  Read More

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Are certain fruits and vegetables more easily digested than others?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Q: What fruits and veggies are easy to digest?

A: Certain fruits and vegetables are more difficult for certain people to digest versus others. For example, if you suffer from acid reflux or indigestion, you  Read More

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What food products are considered complex carbohydrates?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Q: Could you give me the list of Complex fibrous carbs ? Thanks

A: Complex carbohydrates consist of whole grain products, starchy vegetables and beans.

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Do you provide educational materials for use in schools?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Q: Does your company provide leaflets yous would be willing to post to a school for a promoting good health campaign?

A: Yes!  Please see our healthy resources available for print as well as our online catalog for other educational resources and products available.

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Will eating fruits and vegetables help my amenorrhea?

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Q: Hello, Due to bad eating habits I have obtained amenorrhoea. Will eating more fruits and vegetables help me

A: It is important to consult a physician if you are experiencing amenorrhea. Eating a balanced  Read More

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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