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March is National Nutrition Month

March and Spring are the perfect times to make changes toward a healthier lifestyle. Since it is National Nutrition Month, check out the great resources on www.eatright.org, www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and many other healthy eating websites that are available to offer tools and ideas to encourage change. If you feel you need personal attention, please contact me, and…

How To Keep Food Ads From Derailing You

Food ads can be so distracting and lure you away from the healthy goals you have set for yourself.  Keep in mind these 4 strategies to push back on this type of marketing. 1. Don’t accept all the marketing claims as truth.  Know what you are looking for on the back of the package where you…

Back to School Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Check out these great ideas for packing healthy lunches as the kids go back to school.  http://www.foodandnutrition.org/Stone-Soup/August-2014/Back-to-school-Nutrition-Tips/

How Healthy Are Wraps?

Wraps seem to be very popular on Fast Food and Restaurant menus these days.  Think of them as tortillas though, which is what they actually are.  So how healthy are they for you? When choosing a wrap, remember a couple things.  First try to make it a whole wheat choice.  Those that are listed as spinach…

Eat More Produce

According to the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, eating seven or more daily servings of produce vs less than one, will drop your risk of death over a 12 year period by 42%. Visiting your local Farmer’s Market is a great way to work toward that goal.  And remember, every additional serving of vegetables a…

Lack of Sleep Affects More Than Alertness

A research study from the University of Pennsylvania found a lack of sleep has a negative effect on maintaining a healthy weight.  When you don’t get the recommended number of hours of sleep at night, you tend to eat more in the morning.  Participants reported being hungrier and ate larger portions at breakfast and snacks the next…

Choose My Plate Celebrates Its First Birthday

Choose My Plate is celebrating its First Birthday.  Filling 1/2 your plate with fruits and vegetables, 1/4 with grains and 1/4 with protein is a simple way to promote healthier eating.  Remember to watch your portion size however, and include as many whole grains as possible, proteins should be lean choices, and vegetables should not include…

Elizabeth Is Quoted in TheTimesNews.com

Local nutritionists say new guidelines have pluses, minuses (Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, RD; Suzanne Miller, RD and Jennifer Bland-Campbell, RD all quoted) http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/new-45167-guidelines-elizabeth.html

Television and Weight Loss

A recent article in Archives of Internal Medicine reported on research that compared the hours of TV watched with calories burned. Individuals were monitored on the number of hours they watched TV for 3 weeks.  Then part of the participants had their TV time limited to one half of what they had been watching.  Those in…

Sodium

Sodium is a necessary mineral that everyone needs in their diet. However, consuming too much can lead to high blood pressure and increase your risk of heart disease.