Health & Nutrition Resources

What are Triglycerides?

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN Triglycerides are the type of fat carried in our blood. They not only come from the fat in the foods we eat, but also the overconsumption of calories, sugar and alcohol. These excess calories are automatically converted to triglycerides and stored in the body as fat. Some triglycerides are necessary… Read more »

The Power of Probiotics

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Probiotics are microorganisms that reside in your digestive tract. Although harmful bacteria can make you sick, probiotics are often referred to as good bacteria as they help your gut function properly. Although researchers aren’t positive how probiotics work, it is thought they work by controlling nerves in your GI tract that affect movement and helping… Read more »

Article: The Facts Behind Senior Hunger

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The National Council for Aging Care has consolidated the facts and data surrounding senior hunger. From food insecurity to food deserts, risk factors and the impact of the economy on hunger, this article shows the important role that healthy food plays in maintaining health and independence. Read “The Facts Behind Senior Hunger.”

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 »

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