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NUTRITION TELEHEALTH FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

NUTRITION TELEHEALTH FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

NOW is the time to make sure that your student-athlete is optimizing their nutrition and boosting their immune health.  I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, former athlete, and mother of two teen athletes, so I know how food affects your performance on and off the […]

Healthy Meals and Snacks Created by 10th Graders

Healthy Meals and Snacks Created by 10th Graders

I am sharing something POSITIVE with you today to distract you from all of the chaos that is going on this world – even if it is just for a few minutes. I want to share some meals and snacks that a 10th grade class […]

SLEEP, SLEEP, AND MORE SLEEP

SLEEP, SLEEP, AND MORE SLEEP

  When it comes to our health, adequate sleep plays a major positive role.  Not getting enough sleep can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to the flu, colds and other illnesses. According to the National Sleep Foundation, inadequate sleep can contribute […]

EXERCISE TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

EXERCISE TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Exercise plays a huge role in your HEALTH.  Research shows it can improve your immune system, prevent chronic disease, ward off colds, improve mood, bone healthy, cardiovascular health, and prevent certain cancers, etc.  I could go on and on!  I have seen a lot of […]

FOODS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

FOODS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Strengthening your immune system can help your body fight off viruses and illnesses.  A stronger immune system can also lessen the severity and duration of your symptoms if you do get sick. There are a lot of key factors that play a role in improving […]

The Power of Plant Based Nutrition and Supplements

The Power of Plant Based Nutrition and Supplements

I shared a post the other day on the new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.  I wanted to elaborate on the dietary recommendations- “Adults should eat more plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits,nuts, legumes and whole grains, and […]

OBESITY ON THE RISE- the trends are alarming!

OBESITY ON THE RISE- the trends are alarming!

The above map is an illustration of obesity trends in the US.  It is blurry but you can just look at the colors to see where your state stands. Maroon has the highest percentage of obesity; red is next; yellow; then green. The latest data […]

How to Buy and Store Your Culinary Oils for Good Health

How to Buy and Store Your Culinary Oils for Good Health

Glass bottles are typically on the top shelf. Cooking oils, also called culinary oils, include olive, corn, avocado, peanut, coconut oil and much more. We use these oils daily for frying, sautéing, and roasting or as a base ingredient in salad dressings.   Just about every […]

Healthy Holidays! Enjoy Your Favorite Holiday Foods And Maintain Your Weight

Healthy Holidays! Enjoy Your Favorite Holiday Foods And Maintain Your Weight

Food plays a HUGE role in how we celebrate our holidays with friends and family. This time of year should be joyful, but many people are fearful of regressing into old eating habits, gaining weight and ruining all of the healthy progress they have made […]

How To Choose A Healthy Protein Bar

How To Choose A Healthy Protein Bar

In a perfect world, we would all have enough time, energy and money to prepare homemade meals and snacks from wholesome, fresh ingredients every day! Right? At least that is how I feel! On a realistic level, having pre-made, ready to go healthy options is […]