Nutrition for the Weekend Warrior Podcast

I'm super excited and honored to have been interviewed for the Weekend Warriors podcast. Meg Donnelly, LMT is Herndon's rockstar licensed massage therapist for active adults. I feel very blessed that she moved into the office next door to me, as we both work with active adult clients. Meg has an energy that is contagious … Continue reading Nutrition for the Weekend Warrior Podcast

Let’s Get Real about Saturated Fat

This saturated fat debate is now escalating to a point that public health is threatened. While I work with clients to include the foods they love, let's be clear on the facts: If you want to reduce your risk of heart disease, choosing more unsaturated fats than saturated or trans fats is important. That doesn't … Continue reading Let’s Get Real about Saturated Fat

Putting Off Health til the New Year?

This is the biggest pitfall of new year's resolutions: we stack the deck against ourselves with holiday binging, comforted by the idea that we have a date set for the healthy habits to start. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of good about truly enjoying the feast. This is a very special time … Continue reading Putting Off Health til the New Year?

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

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”- 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!

What Puts the Fun in Food for Your Child?

I find that it takes a lot of day-to-day energy to not only meet my kids' basic needs, but also help them to create health habits for life. We've all heard we should pick and choose our battles. As I've written earlier this week and last week, we need to find a balance between comfort and nudging, whether it's … Continue reading What Puts the Fun in Food for Your Child?