Tag Archives: vegetables

Healthy Kids and Parents: Join Our SUMMER PROGRAM!

Childhood obesity is on the rise.  The following statistics are taken from the CDC, Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, last updated in 2017. The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously […]

Coconut Oil is Not All That it is Cracked Up to Be

  You see it on infomercials. You see it on popular television shows. You see it on recipes, healthy website forums, and baking ideas. Coconut oil seems to be a fad that is sweeping the nation. The question is, why? What is coconut oil’s secret that is making everyone go bananas? Studies dated back to […]

Fall is Upon Us…Don’t Let Summer Produce Go to Waste!

Farmer’s markets, home gardens, a friendly neighbor’s garden, county fairs, farm stands, or your local produce store: these are the reasons why there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables in my patient’s homes during the summer months in New Jersey. We stock up on the farm market deals!   However, as fall approaches, we […]

Organic vs. Inorganic Foods…Marketing Scam? Or Does it Impact Our Health?

I am often asked as a dietitian, do you feel organic foods are more beneficial? Is it worth spending the extra money on foods that contain non-GMOs, no artificial sweeteners, and are grown organically? What does organic on a food label even signify? Within this article, I will outline the facts on what the term […]