Nutrition


3 Things to Know About Superfoods

3 Things to Know About Superfoods

If you are trying to eat healthier, you might have heard a lot about so-called “superfoods”. Superfoods are just foods, and eating them alone will not make you healthier. However, these nutrient dense foods to an already balanced diet can have added health benefits. Here are 3 ways to add in superfoods to an already […]

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Tips to Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

Part of developing a healthy relationship with food is being able to accurately identify and respond to the body’s hunger signals. Many adults struggle with this. Today, we will discuss three strategies to use when talking to your children about food and hunger. With these three tips in mind, you can help them develop lifelong […]

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Key Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy

Key Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy

Let’s examine some key nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. Important steps for a healthy pregnancy include enjoying a balanced diet, getting the right amount of exercise, and following any other recommendations by your doctor. A balanced eating plan with a variety of foods can provide healthy women with enough nutrients for pregnancy. Here are 3 […]

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Why Advertising is Influencing Your Child’s Diet

Why Advertising is Influencing Your Child’s Diet

You probably know that lots of screen time is not good for kids, mentally or physically. However, even kids with limited screen time are still exposed to advertising for foods and beverages that are often lacking in nutrients and high in calories, sugar and sodium. The average child will see 10 to 13 advertisements per […]

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Ways to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Ways to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Often, implementing healthy lifestyle changes can be easier than maintaining those changes. Today, we will discuss strategies to help you stick to your healthy lifestyle changes and reap the benefits of your hard work. Here are three ways to keep up your initial enthusiasm about living healthy lifestyle changes (1) Have a Plan. Enlist the […]

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Ways to Reduce Fast Food in Your Diet

Ways to Reduce Fast Food in Your Diet

If you find yourself and family eating fast food more than you would like, you are not alone. The CDC found that more than a third of Americans eat at fast food and pizza restaurants daily. Fast food is often low in nutrients and high in fat and calories, which can contribute to weight gain […]

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What Is a Health Coach? 5 Things to Know

What Is a Health Coach

You may have heard the term health coach popping up lately. Health Coaches often fill gaps that doctors, dietitians and nutritionists do not have the time or resources to fill. A health coach may have training in nutrition, wellness and mentoring, and they can often help you find the best healthy lifestyle for you. Here […]

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Processed Foods Part 2: Ways to Stay Healthy

Processed Foods Part 2 Ways to Stay Healthy

A lot of what we eat today is processed foods. Some processed foods have ingredients added, some are fortified with nutrients, and some are packaged to last longer. Even foods labeled natural or organic can be processed. More people are trying to avoid processed foods, and the American Heart Association reports that 50% of consumers […]

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Strategies for Dealing with Added Sugars

Strategies for Dealing with Added Sugars

Let’s look at strategies for dealing with added sugars. Eating and drinking a lot of added sugar is one likely cause of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Too much added sugar is linked to increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Here are 5 strategies for dealing with added sugars and […]

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Processed Foods Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Processed Foods Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Today, we will address how processed foods can be part of a healthy diet. The term “processed food” refers to any food that is changed, prepared or packaged. Most food that we eat today is processed. Some foods are minimally processed, such as frozen vegetables or bagged salad mix. Other foods, like prepared meals, are […]

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