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21 05, 2020

Al Fresco Dining – Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

By |2020-05-27T13:18:04-04:00May 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|0 Comments

Picnics are back. With our current need to stay physically distanced from one another, al fresco dining is a great option. Old fashioned picnics can be a fun way to bring a small group together in the fresh air, and still enjoy each other's company while distancing and [...]

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 [...]

14 04, 2020

Food, Status, and Survival

By |2020-04-29T13:23:18-04:00April 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Food, Status, and Survival

We are experiencing a lot of disruption in the world right now. The food supply chain is mostly doing well, although recently there have been some disruptions and issues surrounding food waste.  It's been interesting to consider how this pandemic and time of crisis is influencing people's food [...]

6 04, 2020

The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

By |2020-05-18T11:15:41-04:00April 6th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make purchases. We are in a new normal. Now that we are all doing our best to stay home and limit how often we visit the grocery store, you may be finding 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 [...]

25 02, 2020

Good Grains

By |2020-02-26T17:11:50-05:00February 25th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Good Grains

Fiber can help with digestive health, blood sugar control, and in reducing cholesterol. Did you know that grain foods offer a significant amount of fiber to a healthy diet? This is one reason they should be included in your diet along with other fiber sources (fruits, vegetables, beans [...]

7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

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. [...]