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Healthy Diet May Help You Live Longer

March 3th, 2017

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type […]READ MORE

Consider Food Your Body’s Fuel

March 3st, 2017

By Kristen Nagy, MS, RD Every year, we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March to bring attention to the importance of eating healthy foods. If you struggle with making healthy food choices or have trouble maintaining a healthy weight, consider these tips to help you “put your best fork forward,” – this year’s nutrition campaign […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

March 3st, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD The majority of people who follow restrictive diets, those that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within 5 years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the short […]READ MORE

Three Reasons to Celebrate National Almond Day

February 2th, 2017

When you feel the first pang of hunger and you’re nowhere close to mealtime, you’re tempted to reach for something convenient – usually an empty-calorie treat – to stem the tide. With today being National Almond Day, may we suggest keeping a supply at home and at the office for those moments you want a […]READ MORE

Nutrition on a Budget

January 1th, 2017

By: Kelly Freno, RDN Tis the season to be thrifty! It’s that time of the year when wallets get squeezed and budgets get a little leaner. However, saving money on food doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice nutrition to do so. There are a multitude of ways to help ease the burden on your […]READ MORE

Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: 4 Exercises

January 1th, 2017

Osteoarthritis – and its aching joint pain – often keep people from doing one of the best things proven to make them feel better: exercise. Staying physically active helps reduce osteoarthritis pain, improves function, and can positively affect a person’s quality of life, studies show. Regular exercise also helps people sleep better, maintain a healthy body weight and keep […]READ MORE

Health Resolutions for Weight Loss That Work

January 1rd, 2017

Health resolutions to lose weight in the New Year often sound something like this: Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. If only it were so simple. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past health resolutions? Did […]READ MORE

Have a Happy Healthy Holiday!

November 11nd, 2016

Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday: Put Yourself in Charge Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CDE It’s that time again: the time for parties, the time for family and friends, the time for food… and more food, and more food. It’s no wonder people often feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this time […]READ MORE

Prevent Falling: Simple Tips That Can Help

September 9th, 2016

Many older Americans can prevent injuries if they prevent falling. Falling is the No. 1 cause of injuries and death (due to injury) among older Americans. An older adult falls every second in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In just one year, 29 million falls accounted for seven million […]READ MORE

Fall for Nutrition with Local Produce

September 9th, 2016

Locally-grown fruits and vegetables and fresh oysters make nutrition easy to find in Hampton Roads this fall. It’s one of the perks that come with living in a state that boasts eight oyster regions and one of the most diverse agricultural productions nationwide. From apples and Asian pears to leafy greens and sweet potatoes, Virginia’s fall bounty […]READ MORE