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Welcome to Spill the Beans

posted Dec 13, 2011, 9:54 AM by Amanda Bontempo   [ updated Dec 18, 2011, 1:03 PM ]

Welcome to Spill the Beans blog. Clever girl as I am, I chose this playful idiom as the name of my practice and blog to imply my philosophy. Those who know me can attest to my straightforward attitude. I bring this candid approach to provide a credible resource for all things food and nutrition related. After all, I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist. 

Spill the Beans will divulge the truth about diets, nutrition myths and food culture. And please, send me those nagging questions you were too embarrassed to admit were actually questions! (No, brown does not equal whole grain.)

The phrase spill the beans harks back to the ancient Greek method of voting with light or dark beans cast to represent favorable or unfavorable votes respectively. The beans would be spilled to show the results of the vote. I will do the same.

The three beans in the logo relate not only to the name. Have you ever had a cup of espresso in an Italian restaurant? (With or without Sambuca, wink!) It is commonly served with 3 whole roasted coffee beans, which tradition dictates represent health, wealth and happiness.

This is the second root of Spill the Beans Nutrition. I believe in eating for physical health and wellness, enjoying food for emotional wealth and experiencing meals with friends for the ultimate and most simple form of happiness.

Welcome to Spill the Beans.