Health & Nutrition Resources

Go Further with Food!

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and embraced by community organizations throughout the nation. The theme this year is “Go Further with Food” and encourages people to develop sound eating and physical activity habits, learn… Read more »

Heart Smart Substitutions

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN February is National Heart Health Month. Take care of your heart by making some simple substitutions on your plate! Butter is high in saturated fats. These fats are unhealthy, and should be limited. Instead, try swapping butter for vegetable oils such as canola or olive oil, which are higher in… Read more »

Cooking Healthy with 5-Ingredient Recipes

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By Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN We all know that cooking meals from scratch is nutritionally the best choice for our families, but in this day and age time tends to get in the way and convenient meal options are often chosen. Convenient foods such as frozen meals or fast food tend to be higher… Read more »

Donate Blood: Facts and Nutritional Tips

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By Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN Every January, the American Red Cross and other community blood banks celebrate National Blood Donor Month. Blood donors are important to the community as blood is vital for life and always needed. Blood donations are used for transfusions following trauma and surgery, treatment of anemia, and platelet transfusions for those with… Read more »

Making 2018 the Best Year Yet!

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A new year is upon us! The opportunities and challenges of the weeks and months to come are a mystery, but something to keep in mind is that we have control over our reactions to these things and their effects on us. This is one of the most powerful truths to remember all year round…. Read more »

Holiday Happiness Starts with You!

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN “To laugh often and much…. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is… Read more »

Stay Healthy with Handwashing

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By Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN Cold and flu season is upon us, so Handwashing Awareness Week (December 3-9) is a perfect reminder to wash your hands often! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness. Below are some of the basics… Read more »

Vitamin D-ficiency

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN If you live in Western New York, you are familiar with the long, cold, snowy, winter months. It is common for people in this region to be deficient in vitamin D, which our bodies produce from sun exposure. Even if you stood outside for hours on a sunny day in… Read more »

Stack a Healthy Sandwich

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By Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN November 3rd was National Sandwich Day. What better way to celebrate than by brown-bagging your lunch this week and bringing a sandwich to work? It’s important to be mindful of how you build your sandwich to ensure you are balancing the right nutrients. Here are some tips: Bread: The foundation… Read more »

Respiratory Health

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The respiratory system automatically controls one of the most important functions of our bodies – breathing. In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, which takes place from October 22 to 28, let’s take a look at this bodily system and review some tips for keeping it healthy. The respiratory system is highly sensitive and works automatically… Read more »

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