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16 06, 2020

7 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet

By |2020-06-17T10:22:38-04:00June 16th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet

Do you like salty food? Some people seem to be more salt sensitive than others. What tastes super salty to one, may taste fine to another. Sodium (a component of salt) has been shown to increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. In other [...]

13 06, 2020

Fast Facts About Seafood

By |2020-06-17T10:23:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, canned) and has health benefits. Including it in your diet doesn't have [...]

8 06, 2020

Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

By |2020-06-12T14:41:51-04:00June 8th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

As a dietitian who has studied heart diseases and diet for nearly 30 years, I thought it would be a good time to review some blood pressure basics (I'm also in the middle of editing a book on blood pressure and diet, so it's top of mind). Given [...]

22 04, 2020

What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

By |2020-05-04T13:41:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

The times we are living in have been eye opening in many ways. It's got me thinking about public health education. As someone who was trained in the 1980s, and worked in outpatient clinics, health education was the groundwork of prevention care at that time. It seems that [...]

11 03, 2020

National RDN Day: How to Find a Dietitian

By |2020-03-11T11:42:07-04:00March 11th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on National RDN Day: How to Find a Dietitian

It's Registered Dietitian Day! Celebrate National Nutrition Month by focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 🔴 My goal has always been to help people enjoy eating for better health. I’m passionate about getting the facts about food [...]

3 03, 2020

Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

By |2020-03-04T08:16:21-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

In addition to doing my own literature reviews, I attended a nutrition conference session presented by independent obesity scientists, including Ted Kyle. The session was sponsored by Novo Nordisk.  I was not paid to write this post and my opinions and experiences are my own. This week is [...]

2 02, 2020

Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

By |2020-02-03T18:58:36-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

I recently attended a session (sponsored by Dupont's health division) that shared preliminary results of an International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) consumer survey. The December 2019 survey shared consumer perceptions of plant alternatives to meat. One thousand interviews were conducted among adults aged eighteen and over, from December [...]

26 01, 2020

5 easy ways to incorporate fish twice a week into your diet

By |2020-01-15T15:58:42-05:00January 26th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 easy ways to incorporate fish twice a week into your diet

You've heard fish is part of a healthy diet, but are you eating it regularly? What's stopping you? The smell? The taste? Bad experiences with poorly prepared fish? Or do you just 'think' you don't like it and haven't really tried different varieties? Maybe you love canned tuna? [...]

21 01, 2020

Taco Tuesday from the Sea

By |2020-05-18T11:16:31-04:00January 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Taco Tuesday from the Sea

In addition to sharing food and nutrition facts with you, I like to periodically provide easy recipes. After all, preparing food at home is an integral part of eating well, and if it's too complicated, you're not going to do it. These fish tacos can't be any easier. [...]