Tag Archives: health

Go Nuts! But consider portion size too!

Because of their high fat content, nuts have been at the heart of many discussions about dietary recommendations. But with February as the official American Heart Month, we are going to discuss this heart healthy, nutrient dense food. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are a heart-protecting fatty acid that is vital to heart health. Nuts also […]

The New Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020: What you need to know

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for American’s was released last week. These guidelines are only updated every 5 years, and the changes made have a large impact on government run programs and policies. This set of recommendations is not only designed to get Americans to eat healthier, but it sets standards for the National School Lunch […]

How to make your New Year’s resolutions last

As the New Year approaches, many of us naturally begin to think about what we would like to do differently next year. I’ve often waited until December 31st, or even January 1st (and maybe even the 2nd!)—to jot down my New Year’s goals. From experience, waiting that long can often lead to disaster for falling […]

Getting Enough Zzz’s

Most people know to get enough sleep, but during this time of the year, busy lifestyles, erratic work schedules, and even new children (and pets) can keep you from getting the sleep you need. Current research now shows a connection between having good nutrition (and health) and sleep. So the question is … do you get […]

Healthful Holiday Eating

Worried that enjoying a traditional holiday meal and party foods with family and friends will destroy healthful food habits you’ve been practicing all year? The good news is any foods, even beloved holiday dishes, can fit into a healthful eating plan with practice and planning. Following some of these tips will help you plan for […]

Don’t Let Your Health Benefits (Or Lack Thereof) Determine Your Health!

Alyssa Cohen, MS, RD While nutrition counseling can be used to lower one’s risk of developing disease, it is oftentimes only sought out once a condition (i.e. Diabetes, Hypertension, obesity, etc.) is already present. This is likely due to the fact that many insurance policies will not cover nutrition without a qualifying pre-existing condition. Also, […]