When you heard about the new Dietary Guidelines did your eyes glaze over? That’s understandable. These guidelines are actually meant for policymakers and health professionals to help set the standards for government-funded programs such as SNAP or WIC. To make the guidelines more achievable for you, I’d like to share some “no big deal” changes. […]
I frequently get asked why we need more whole grains (the recommendation is at least half of your total grain intake). People will show me the nutritional information of both a “white” and “whole grain” bread to demonstrate that there really isn’t a whole lot of difference between the two. And, I get their point. […]
Fruits and vegetables are lower in calories than most other foods, yet full of tummy-filling fiber and chockful of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that keep us healthy and lean. We all know that, so why don’t we eat more of these? The excuses are numerous, but I’ve got a few ideas on how to get […]
We’re now well into 2016. Did you make a resolution to lose weight? Eat healthier? Quit smoking? Start exercising? How’s that going? Are you still on track? Need a boost? Here are four tips to set yourself up for success: Fuel up. Need more willpower? Then, give your brain the fuel it needs to perform. The […]
Published just this week, Harvard University researchers looked at data from more than 4,000 children and teens, aged 6 to 19. About half of the children and teens weren’t getting enough hydration.