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Troubled about Trans Fats?

Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2-3 p.m. CST for a discussion on trans fats that cuts through the confusion with straight talk and humor from four professionals who know and love food.


Four Ways to Crack the Nutrition Code

Labels are confusing – do you know what to look for?


Connect the Dots to Keep Meat and Eggs Safe

What are the three factors necessary for safe food?


Cola’s Making Headlines

Should you be worried about caramel coloring?


Hit the Deep Freeze for Vitamins and Nutrition

Think fresh fruits and veggies are best? Think again!


Is Tea Healthy?

Six reasons to join a tea party!

Cast Your Vote

When shopping for groceries, what is the leading factor you consider?

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In The News

Fat, calories, sugar: Nutrition labels getting a makeover

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

A guide to all the food that's fit to 3D print (so far)

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Meet An Expert

Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD

Connie Diekman

Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Director of University Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I love to try new recipes.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
The ability to add more time to the day.

What is the last good book you read?
Currently reading two – Amsterdam and Salinger.

What are three things that best describe you?
Friendly, kind and curious.

How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy reading, spending time at the lake and walking.

What are you most passionate about?
Two things – my granddaughter, and of course, sharing the enjoyable, healthful eating message.

Read more about Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD.

Coming Soon

Best Food Facts readers asked questions – and our experts will be providing answers! Look for these topics to be covered soon!

Does eating meat cause cancer?

Canning in the winter?

Antibiotic resistance in meat?

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