Healthy Diets

Facts about Iron

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Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN What is iron? Iron is an essential mineral, meaning that the body does not create it on its own. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body, including your muscles. Iron also contributes to healthy… Read more »

September 24 marks the start of Malnutrition Awareness Week

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By Kate Kane, RDN, CDN  Incorporating good nutrition into one’s daily routine plays an important role in the healthy aging process. Well-balanced nutrition can positively impact healing outcomes, prevent infections, and help maintain physical strength and independence. When an older adult is battling chronic health conditions they are at an even greater risk for malnutrition,… Read more »

Protein: Where is it found and how much should I eat?

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By Nicole Goben MS, RD, CDN Protein is a staple of a healthy diet. People of all ages require protein but it is especially important for older adults to eat enough protein to maintain strong healthy bodies and prevent muscle loss. Why is protein important? Protein is needed to maintain muscle mass, fight infection and… Read more »

Tips and Tricks to Finding the “Ripe” Produce

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Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN Have you ever bit into a peach only to find that it wasn’t as soft and juicy as you hoped it to be? Or perhaps you experienced a “chalky taste” when you crunched on some corn on the cob? While summer offers us an abundant array of seasonable fruits and vegetables,… Read more »

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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By Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN 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… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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