Ask the Dietitian

Have you ever wondered what the best source of Vitamin E is, or what foods can help you reach your weight loss goals?  Or maybe it’s a question about the best way to prepare a certain food or cut back on calories in one of your favorite recipes.  Send an email to and our Dietitian, Laura Ali, MS, RDN will dive in and surface with your answer!

Laura Molseed Ali, MS, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Senior Manager of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs for the StarKist Co.  She has more than 25 years of nutrition experience ranging from clinical and outpatient nutrition counseling, retail and most recently with the consumer packaged goods industry.  In her current role at StarKist Co. she serves as the company nutrition advisor, recipe developer and driver of their health and wellness initiatives.  She also oversees the regulatory and nutrition labeling initiatives for the company.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a contributor and resource for national magazines and newspapers on healthy eating and nutrition trends. 

What’s up with the Nutrition Facts Label?

What’s up with the Nutrition Facts Label?

I noticed all the nutritional information on my favorite tuna can has completely changed! Why are there more calories than there used to be? What is going on?

It’s true, you are starting to see some major changes to how the nutrition information on your food labels appear, but the tuna cans have more changes than many other products.

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Dinner Done Right

These tips and tricks will get you excited to cook (and eat) with your little ones.

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After School Snack Time

Little tummies sometimes can’t fit all the nutrients they need in three meals. These healthy snacks can help make up for what they are missing.

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Flip Lunchtime on Its Head

Get creative with your little one’s lunchbox. Follow these tips and they’ll never be bored again.

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Keep your kids healthy (and happy)

Find fun games and activities and get your kid excited about eating healthy.

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What is the difference between "light" tuna and "white" tuna?

I’m confused…I thought “tuna” was “tuna” but standing at the shelf trying to decide what to buy and it’s just overwhelming!   What is the difference between light tuna and white tuna? Is one better than the other?

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