Nutrition Education

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How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

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I have a crush. On every perfectly assembled heart healthy meal that ever lived. A beautifully organized plate of nutrients is this dietitian’s celebrity heartthrob. **insert heart eyes emoji** Heart healthy eating for the prevention of heart disease is a way of life in our house. With 1 in 4 Americans dying from heart disease every year, the need for heart healthy eating habits is a NO...

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet? 00

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

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One strong, healthy heart to power you through life’s adventures. Who doesn’t want that? Sold. Sign me up! And the best part is, it comes at one low price – FREEEEEE!   Call it what you want. The heart healthy diet. The cardiac diet. The DASH Diet.The Mediterranean Diet. The Nordic Diet. Whatever, it’s your life. No matter how you slice and dice it, you end up with the same heart...

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What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

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With food allergies on the rise, brands and recipe developers are using terms like “gluten-free”, “grain-free”, “soy-free”and more. But what do all of these claims represent and what ingredients are they actually avoiding? What does “allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” even mean? “Allergy-free” and...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2015

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2015

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‘Tis the season to get cooking! Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday gift or some inspiration to prepare you for your New Year’s Resolution, our list of best healthy cookbooks of 2015 is here! Our annual cookbook roundup features healthy cookbooks of a variety of authors who specialize in different areas of expertise. Loaded with delicious ingredients and beautiful photography,...

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RDs at Work – Interview with Renee Clerkin

RDs at Work – Interview with Renee Clerkin

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One of my favorite things to do is to meet and learn from other dietitians. There are so many RDs in private practice doing great work out there – the areas of expertise are endless and everyone has a unique niche in the field. I am constantly receiving and answering questions from RDs-to-be about my practice and clients. And while I love sharing the details about what I do, the beauty...

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How to Make Preserved Lemons

How to Make Preserved Lemons

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Whether you are sun drying tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, or freezing fresh herbs, there are plenty ways to preserve the summer harvest this season. How about preserved lemons? Preserved lemons are a staple in Indian and North African cuisine. They are simple to make and can add zesty flavor to just about any dish! The goal of preserving lemons is to be able to use the rind to add extra lemon...

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Think Outside the Box

Think Outside the Box

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Nothing says convenient comfort food quite like boxed macaroni and cheese. Healthy? Let’s not kid ourselves. But with so many students and travelers turning to this pantry staple for a quick, easy and shelf-stable option, there are certainly ways to make it more nutritious. With the simple addition of a few ingredients (think protein and veggies) you can bring nutritious life to this...

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Beet Juice to Improve Cardiovascular Endurance

Beet Juice to Improve Cardiovascular Endurance

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Athletes are turning to beet juice as an ergogenic aid and it certainly doesn’t get any more natural than that! Why beet juice? Beets are a natural source of nitrates which the body can convert to nitrite and later to nitric oxide to enable muscles to utilize oxygen more efficiently. Nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels to lower blood pressure and prevent blockages that lead to stroke...

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Fed Up Documentary

Fed Up Documentary

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Directed, written and produced by Stephanie Soechtig and co-produced and narrated by TV personality and journalist, Katie Couric, the American documentary film Fed-Up first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January and is now making its debut in theaters nationwide. The firm focuses on America’s addiction to unhealthy food and the potential biases behind the USDA dietary...

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Best Food and Nutrition Apps

Best Food and Nutrition Apps

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The average person checks their phone over 100 times every day. It’s obvious that we love our mobile devices, so why not use them to help us get healthy! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite free food and nutrition apps to help you do everything from reading food labels and making healthier choices at the supermarket to identifying the highest quality ingredients and collecting recipes...

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DIY Salad Dressings

DIY Salad Dressings

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Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day to all of my fellow dietitians out there! Not sure what a dietitian does? Understand the difference between a registered dietitian vs. a nutritionist. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world! As Gandhi would say, be the change you...

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Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

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The relationship between stress, obesity and metabolic disease is an important one to understand. Stress is something everyone experiences. Stress helps motivate us. We stress about our job, our finances, our family, our environment – the list is endless. But can all of that stress be detrimental to our health? Could stress be linked to obesity and weight loss resistance? Understand the...