Happy to contribute to this article. Here are just a few more of my nutrition suggestions to living longer - wake up to whole grain toast topped with almond nut butter and sliced fresh strawberries; or homemade zucchini bread or blueberry muffins made with whole wheat pastry flour. Have shrimp cocktail at lunch, or add mandarin oranges to your salad. Grill shish kabobs or salmon for dinner. And always eat a veggie at every lunch and dinner!
Denver, CO - Honored to be part of this amazing group of talented media and communication RDN leaders; all who work to bring food, nutrition, health and agriculture science to national media outlets.
Finally able to share the news! Feeling honored. Thanks to so many colleagues, patients, students, friends and family for your support. #lovewhatyoudo
Check out this YouTube Video from B 101.5 radio on Super Bowl Sunday spicy eats. Enjoy the game!
On stage at the Boston Convention Center as 2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee Chair (ANDPAC). Give a little, help a lot for food, nutrition and health public policy.
I love summertime! I love picking blueberries and tossing these memory-boosting berries on top of my oatmeal, in my yogurt, pancakes or muffins. RDN friend Sara Haas posted her Blueberry Crumble Bar recipe last month and I can’t wait to have one last taste of summer blueberries this weekend. Hope you’ll try this recipe, too! Thank you Sara for all your hard work on our KER project! #kidseatright #sarainthekitchen. http://www.sarahaasrdn.com/blueberry-crumble-barsrecipe/
While the beginning of a new school year is upon us; the summer harvests are in. I hope you are enjoying the fresh fruits and vegetables available at the many local farmer's markets, restaurants, and grocery stores this time of year.
From apples to zucchini, take the time to explore the different aromas, shapes, textures, colors and flavors of produce with your kids. Help their senses come alive. This will enable them to expand their palates, and help to minimize that 'picky eater' syndrome when it comes to fresh produce.
1. Encourage your kids to select one new and different food from the fresh produce aisle during trips to the supermarket. What's that brown fuzzy fruit over there? A kiwi! Crisp, sweet sugar snap pea pods dipped in reduced fat ranch dressing or hummus make for a good snack.
2. Use different utensils or kitchen gadgets to encourage kids to eat fruits or vegetables. A spiral apple slicer provides fun in the kitchen and a new, exciting way to eat an apple.
3. Have kids put an apron on, use math skills to measure out ingredients, and practice cracking eggs into bowls as they make zucchini bread, blueberry muffins, carrot cake or even tomato topped brushetta. Enjoy the aroma of these fresh baked items.
4. For a cool treat on a hot day take a refreshing break with a watermelon or mango smoothie.
5. Be sure to talk age appropriate facts with kids and educate them on colors, flavors, and simple nutrients in produce. Statements like 'these carrots make your eyes sparkle and help you to see better' deliver important messages to young children.
With fresh produce the possibilities to share health, wellness, and fun with your children are endless; and the memories made together are priceless. #kidseatright #kidsinthekitchen
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March is National Nutrition Month. Join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for our first 2016 National Nutrition Month Twitter Chat session Monday March 1st at 12PM CST hosted by @eatright. Show your support by using the official hash tag #NationalNutritionMonth.
From apples to pears; carrots to zucchini. For all the girls we love, eat your fruits and vegetables. According to a new study,
Great news! Farrell Dietitian Services is now able to accept Anthem Insurance. Look forward to helping you meet your health goals.
Ever wonder what is in the food we buy at the grocery stores? Join me on a food tour at a local supermarket and learn how to make healthy and informed decisions when buying groceries.
Each tour lasts about 60 minutes and can be for individuals or groups. Please contact me via email or just call my office at 540-479-3404 to schedule your appointment today!
So grateful for the opportunity to represent the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in promoting expert food and nutrition advice.