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 […]

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 […]

Why Your Goal Should Be Setting Better Goals

  Oftentimes, patients think that the loftiest goal is the best goal. However, in order for goals to be attainable, they have to be realistic. For example, if a patient doesn’t exercise at all, and then tells me they will exercise every day, I get wary. Setting yourself up to be disappointed with your progress […]

Think Group Nutrition Counseling Isn’t For You? Think Again!

Alyssa Cohen, MS, RD While individual nutrition counseling is certainly beneficial for weight management, many people discount the effectiveness of group nutrition counseling. Although a personal meal plan and one-on-one time with a registered dietitian can help to identify barriers to your goals and overcome obstacles, there are many instances when group counseling can enhance […]