December 2016 Nutrition Tips

 

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The holiday season doesn’t have to mean throwing all your healthy habits away. Here are some tips from the USDA for ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle in the face of temptations.

Create MyPlate makeovers


Make over your favorite holiday dishes. Substitute low fat milk for whole milk or heavy cream in recipes. Swap white flour for whole wheat flour. Use herbs and spices in place of salt.

Enjoy all the food groups at your celebration


Prepare whole-grain crackers with hummus as an appetizer; add unsalted nuts or beans to a salad; include fresh fruit at the dessert table. Share healthier options during your holiday meal.

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January 2017 Nutrition Tips

 January 2017 Nutritinal Information

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From the desk of the Registered Dietitian:
Rachel Robinson, RD, Chief Clinical Dietitian

 

Keeping a Food Record

A Quick Guide to Reading the Nutrition Facts Label

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1) Start with the Serving Size

Look here for both the serving size (the amount for one serving), and the number of servings in the package. Remember to compare your portion size to the serving size listed on the label. If the label serving size is one cup, and you eat two cups, you are getting twice the calories, fat and other nutrients listed on the label

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November 2016 Nutrition Tips


November 2016 Nutritinal Information

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 From the desk of the Registered Dietitian:
Rachel Robinson, RD, Chief Clinical Dietitian

 


November is National Diabetes Month

Managing diabetes involves maintaining a healthy weight, making healthy food choices, being physically active, and taking medications as prescribed. The following are 4 steps to managing diabetes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Step 1: Learn about diabetes

What is Type 2 diabetes? If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body does not make or use insulin well. You may need to take pills or insulin to help control your diabetes. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes.

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February 2017 Nutrition Tips

 February 2017 Nutritinal Information

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From the desk of the Registered Dietitian:
Rachel Robinson, RD, Chief Clinical Dietitian

 

February is American Heart Health Month

The best gift anyone could give for Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health.

 

Along with Valentine’s Day, February is also American Heart Month, a good time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can result in a lifetime of heart health.


A heart healthy diet and lifestyle is your best weapon in the fight against heart disease. An overall healthy dietary meal plan focuses on:

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