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9 04, 2021

Are Most Supplements Worth It?

By |2021-04-10T13:33:02-04:00April 9th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Are Most Supplements Worth It?

Are there quick fixes for better sleep and more energy? ⁣Quick? The short answer? No. However can you improve your sleep and have more energy? Yes!! Managing your health will lead to improved sleep, more energy, and a better mood. However it takes some thought, self-reflection, and action. [...]

24 03, 2021

Personalizing Your Plate

By |2021-03-25T10:38:04-04:00March 24th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Personalizing Your Plate

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA are dietary guidelines based on the current body of evidence that associates [...]

17 03, 2021

Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

By |2021-03-17T15:06:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

Growing up in Pittsburgh, we often went to the St. Patrick's Day parade. My godfather was a city detective, and while he was Italian, his wife was Irish, and I always enjoyed celebrating St. Paddy's Day with them. Of course he would cook spaghetti at the post-parade social [...]

18 02, 2021

Listen More. Talk Less.

By |2021-02-19T09:32:13-05:00February 18th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Listen More. Talk Less.

I attended a virtual conference session this week, sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals, but was not paid for this post. The thoughts and opinions voiced here are my own. It’s really quite simple: ⁣⁣Listen more. ⁣⁣Talk less. ⁣⁣Allow people to be heard.⁣⁣ This was the nugget [...]

4 02, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday! Balancing out your spread

By |2021-02-02T16:28:44-05:00February 4th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Super Bowl Sunday! Balancing out your spread

Super Bowl Sunday is a party waiting to happen for most folks, whether they are football fanatics or not. Plus, I always look forward to the commercials! As you go grocery shopping for your party goods this week, consider adding some healthier ingredients to your cart. I'm not [...]

5 01, 2021

DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

By |2021-01-11T09:21:19-05:00January 5th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

Each year, US News and World Report does an annual review of diets to determine which are the "Best Diets".  They enlist a panel of medical and nutrition experts to review popular diet plans and eating styles and come up with a “best” list. The Panel [...]

29 12, 2020

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

By |2020-12-29T18:48:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

The first set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans was published in 1980. Every five years they are reviewed and updated. The 2020-2025 version have now been released. Every five years these guidelines are reviewed by an expert committee, then approved by the USDA  and the HHS (Health and [...]

9 12, 2020

How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

By |2021-09-20T09:21:00-04:00December 9th, 2020|Family, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

What has your eating looked like lately? How about your exercise routine? Your social life and emotional health? Everyone's stress level has been higher than usual this year. That makes maintaining healthy lifestyle habits more challenging. It's easier to grab a junky snack or have a drink at [...]

5 11, 2020

How Big is Your Wine Glass?

By |2020-11-05T12:38:31-05:00November 5th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Big is Your Wine Glass?

This year has been a crazy and stressful hasn't it? March was a little scary and anxiety-ridden, then it became disruptive and tiring. You may have found it challenging to maintain healthy eating habits and your exercise routine through it all. In addition, you may also be enjoying [...]

27 10, 2020

Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

By |2020-10-27T15:10:09-04:00October 27th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

It’s likely that the fall activities you normally have on your calendar have changed this year. With restaurants open to limited capacity, football tailgating canceled, and large family gatherings indoors off limits, what can you do to stay engaged with family and friends? I've often said if you [...]