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Cancer and Nutrition: Defining Risk and Reality

There isn't a person in modern society that is beyond the risk of cancer. So many factors contribute to its development, including stuff you're born with and can't undo. It's enough to make a person throw their hands up and say... well, this is not the place for what I have said in those moments … Continue reading Cancer and Nutrition: Defining Risk and Reality

Summer Salad Simplicity

Summer is the easiest time of year to get our fruits and veggies. So many choices for fresh, easy snacks, like ripe peaches or red bell peppers. Yet, when we are vacationing or trying to savor a little quiet time at the pool or beach, putting a complete meal together is a challenge. And let's face … Continue reading Summer Salad Simplicity

To eat or not to eat… Breakfast, that is

Dueling nutrition studies-- what a new concept! I wish. Cornell University put out a press release with a shocking headline last Friday: "Skipping breakfast may be healthy way to shed weight." What? You've been eating breakfast because it's supposed to help you avoid feeling starved before lunch time? Then yesterday, a study out of Harvard garnered this … Continue reading To eat or not to eat… Breakfast, that is

RDs Put the Power of Good Food to Work

I became an RD because I believe food is a large piece of the health puzzle and I want to help people put together their unique puzzle. Of course, I also work with clients to understand that food is only one of the pieces, and physical health is but one piece of our overall wellness. … Continue reading RDs Put the Power of Good Food to Work

Spring into Nutrition Action

March is a time for many of us when those New Year's resolutions have become frustrations. Fortunately, the weather is beginning to warm, and spring fever can do wonders for physical activity efforts. It's also National Nutrition Month, and the theme this year is: "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." I love this theme, because I … Continue reading Spring into Nutrition Action

Who’s Teaching My Kids to Make Healthy Choices?

My 10-year old looks over my shoulder as I type the title of this blog and then answers the question, "You. Duh!" I attended a meeting at the National Academies of Science last week on the parent's role in preventing childhood obesity. As always, I thought as much about my family and myself as a parent … Continue reading Who’s Teaching My Kids to Make Healthy Choices?

Soup du Jour: 3 Bean Soup

One of the things about blogging is you put all your intentions out there for the world to see, and when you don't follow through it is painfully obvious. Clearly, I'm not keeping up with even a soup a week. I'm going to keep calling this series "Soup du Jour," though, because it can be your … Continue reading Soup du Jour: 3 Bean Soup

Soup “du Jour”- Butternut Goodness

I am so excited to embark on a soup "du jour" journey. After suffering with the flu and having no soup on hand, nor the energy to cook, I am determined to never again be without a soup in my freezer. Realistically, I won't really make a new soup every day, so "du jour" is … Continue reading Soup “du Jour”- Butternut Goodness

Healing Foods: Lessons from the Flu

Healing foods are on my mind- I’ve been down with the flu the last few days. I was really bummed out by this illness, because I had just taken a week off from work, was enjoying ample sleep (except Christmas Eve),  was eating well, and was feeling relatively less stressed out (it’s the holidays, it’s … Continue reading Healing Foods: Lessons from the Flu

Embracing vulnerability in 2013- I’m all in!

I would say my greatest challenge in life is fear. Why, then, would I resolve to embrace vulnerability? That's right. 2013 is my year to embrace my own and others' vulnerability. My first act of vulnerability is to share the beginning of this journey with you. I took a week off for Christmas and New Year's, … Continue reading Embracing vulnerability in 2013- I’m all in!