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National Nutrition Month – “Go Further with Food”

March 3st, 2018

By Abby Forman MS RD As we “March” into National Nutrition Month 2018, take a moment to think about what you leave behind each day.  National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), aimed at inspiring the country to improve their health one bite at […]READ MORE

Plan a Healthy, Romantic Dinner for Valentine’s Day

February 2st, 2018

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, what were you thinking about doing for your significant other? If you’re looking to be healthy, more personal, and to spend some quality alone time with one another, then opt for making a romantic home cooked meal instead of going out to eat. Home cooked meals […]READ MORE

Nutrition: Most People Need More Fruits, Vegetables

November 11th, 2017

Maybe you had a banana with your cereal. Perhaps a salad last night. You might think you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, but chances are you’re not. Just 1 in 10 adults meets the federal recommendations for fruit or vegetable intake, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re missing […]READ MORE

Medical Nutrition Therapy More Than Just a “Diet” for People with Diabetes

November 11th, 2017

November is American Diabetes Month.  Recent statistics show that nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Sadly, however, many people are not given the educational tools (particularly related to nutrition) needed to manage the disease throughout a lifetime. Often, patients are instructed to eat a “diabetic diet” and handed a pre-printed diet […]READ MORE

Hybrids: More Than Just Cars

October 10th, 2017

Walking down the produce section of the grocery store, you’ve probably at some point come across some unusual options (Pluots, anyone?) Although hybrid fruits tend to conjure up the image of fruits produced in a science laboratory, these fruits are actually more natural than you may realize. Contrary to popular belief, hybrids are not produced […]READ MORE

Are There Perks to Drinking Coffee?

August 8nd, 2017

I love the first sip of my morning coffee, and according to data from the Harvard School of Public Health, I’m not alone.  It is estimated that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis, with an average intake of 3.1 cups a day. Believe it or not, moderate […]READ MORE

Low-Back Pain Rx: Massage Therapy

July 7st, 2017

If you have low-back pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends getting a massage from a licensed massage therapist. New guidelines call for massage and other non-drug therapies when it comes to treating people with certain types of low-back pain. The recommendation, which comes from the American College of Physicians, applies to people who […]READ MORE

Healthy weight: BMI guides weight-loss goals

June 6th, 2017

If you need to lose weight, you might think a healthy weight is fitting into a specific size of clothes or the skinny jeans tucked away in the back of your closet. It’s important to understand that a healthy weight goal should be set a health professional, such as a Registered Dietitian. It has nothing to […]READ MORE

Adding Iron to Food Through Cooking

June 6th, 2017

Many are trying to decrease the amount of red meat they are eating these days. There are many reasons, including reducing your carbon footprint or intake of saturated fat. Wait, what about the iron? Iron is an essential mineral which carries oxygen in the blood to all parts of our body. Plant sources (non-heme iron) […]READ MORE

Zoodles? Say what?

May 5nd, 2017

by Abby Forman, MS RD Registered Dietitian You may have noticed a new colorful trend popping up around online and in restaurants – zoodles.  This is the term for using a spiralizer on zucchini to make a noodle substitute.  They work great for those looking for a lower carbohydrate option to regular pasta or a […]READ MORE