Today, 24 million Americans are living with diabetes and 57 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. “Even though diabetes can seem overwhelming, there is support for every patient,” says Jackie Wilkinson, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. “It is my job to make sure that every patient gets the attention and care … Continue reading National Diabetes Month
Halloween is a great opportunity to teach your kids about healthy habits and moderation. Based on the nutrition labels on popular candy, the average child accumulates 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of treats on Halloween. That doesn’t mean that the holiday can’t be any fun, however. Think of this as a learning opportunity for your … Continue reading Healthy Halloween Habits
November 1st is World Vegan Day. Worldwide, many people celebrate by attending festivals, potlucks, and advocating for veganism. Veganism A vegan diet is entirely plant-based – no animal products or byproducts are eaten. Some vegans eat honey, while others do not. Vegans also avoid purchasing products made with real feathers and leather. Many vegans follow … Continue reading World Vegan Day
A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who is qualified to help you to improve your nutritional status. A dietitian has met academic and professional requirements including: Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. This … Continue reading How Can a Dietitian Help You?
Today is World Mental Health Day, a day recognized by the World Health Organization in order to spread awareness about mental health. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year. Fortunately, there foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help you to feel your best. Everyone … Continue reading Foods to Boost Mood
No food or diet will fully prevent you from getting breast cancer. Some risk factors are out of your control, such as heredity. A varied and colorful diet, full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans), and omega-3 fatty acids is a great place to start, to give your body the best nourishment it … Continue reading Breast Cancer + Nutrition
If you are like most people, you probably are or have been on a diet. An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend $33 billion annually on weight loss products. Nearly two-thirds of Americans, however, are obese or overweight. If you plan to start a weight-loss program, it is important … Continue reading What Weight Loss Program is Right for You?
Remember that old ch-ch-ch-chia pet you used to have? Turns out, chia is an edible seed that is packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium, to name a few. Chia seeds are digestible in their whole form, unlike flax seeds, which need to be ground. Chia comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown … Continue reading Chia Seeds
Attention taco lovers: National Taco Day is on October 4th. Last year, Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos. That equals 775 million pounds, which is the weight of two Empire State Buildings. You can celebrate this year while making a few simple changes to make your tacos nutritious, yet still tasty. Skip the chips. Tortilla … Continue reading Celebrate National Taco Day
Food, nutrition, body image, and self-acceptance are intricately and sometimes complexly intertwined. Our busy lifestyles can blur our relationship with food. We are often so hurried that breakfast gets skipped or eaten on the way to work, lunch disappears in front of a computer screen, and we are lucky if dinner is at a real … Continue reading Mindfulness: building a better relationship with your food