Rethink Those After-School Snacks

Healthy Snacks on the GOIt’s the beginning of the school year and time to take a fresh look at what your family is eating between lunch and dinner. Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About Lunch!

Lunch LineWe always hear that eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that skipping breakfast can prevent all of us from reaching the day’s full potential.
But what about lunch?

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Back to School – Keep It Clean!

Hand-WashingFrom the classroom to the locker room, from the restroom to the water fountain, and from the cafeteria to the library, schools can be a breeding ground for germs. Schools are also places where many people are close together for periods of time. This means that it’s easier to spread germs and get sick.

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Dietitians in Foodservice – Communication is Key

Communication Bubbles

As a Registered Dietitian (RD), or the new term for us, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I often get questions about what it is that we do exactly.

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Yogurt: Healthy Boost of Calcium and Protein or Infusion of Added Sugars?

yogurtYogurt has exploded in the dairy aisle in recent years, especially the Greek variety, and there is a lot of confusing health terminology and marketing around this seemingly healthy food item. Regardless of which brand or style of yogurt you might prefer, it’s important to take note of the sugar content in those containers.

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Do Teen Athletes Need Protein Powder?

PPowderAdolescents who play sports are often interested in protein powder and shakes to help “improve their performance.”

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Raising Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids
Whenever I meet with parent groups, I often get questions not only about WHAT kids should eat (or not eat), but also about HOW to get them to eat healthfully; that is, instill healthy eating habits. Continue reading

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