Sodium. Essential for life. But too much is a recipe for a health crisis. Sodium plays a key role in hydration during high-intensity exercise and hot, humid conditions. For the rest of the day when you aren't working out, and especially if you don't exercise much, it's time to dive into a world of flavor … Continue reading How to Enjoy Salt for Your Health
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 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
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
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
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?
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
Deep green, softly scalloped leaves. Rich red, yellow, orange, and purple veins. Swiss chard is among the most beautiful of the leafy green vegetables. The rainbow Swiss chard, well, you can't help but grab a bunch, bring it home, and then... then what? You may struggle with HOW to eat more leafy green vegetables, even if … Continue reading Nourishing Color
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?
As our children head back to school, the most common request I get is for healthy packed lunch ideas. What should my kids eat? How much? What should I avoid packing? How do I get him to EAT what I pack? There is a need to balance the quest for perfect nutrition with the limits of time … Continue reading The ABCs of Back-to-School Nutrition