2013 Summer Cooking Classes

The Spring cooking classes were a great success, featuring easy-to-make, nutritious and delicious recipes. The focus is always on getting in more vegetables, highlighting lean proteins, picking the right kinds of grains, and spicing it all up with fresh herbs, warm spices, and a punch of flavor from some acid. And let’s not forget aboutContinue reading “2013 Summer Cooking Classes”

6 Tips to Beat the Battle of the Bulge

Toss Out Temptation – Everyone has a list of “trigger foods” – which means an open bag is an empty bag. Before you revamp your eating program, go through your pantry, fridge, and freezer and toss out these “trigger foods.” If it’s not staring you in the face, the odds are you won’t want it.Continue reading “6 Tips to Beat the Battle of the Bulge”

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are upon us and I’m sure that there are some people out there who still haven’t done their holiday shopping (you know who you are!). Here are some great gift ideas that will help to nourish the mind, body, and spirit of the lucky recipient. Consultation with a Registered Dietitian: A meeting withContinue reading “Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas”

Splurges – Helpful or Harmful?

Monday through Friday, you do great with your eating. But when the weekend comes around, you let loose. Cookies – sure, I’ll have another. Apple martini – I thought you’d never ask! Pizza – why stop at one slice? Does this sound familiar? Then Monday morning rolls around and you step on the scale. ToContinue reading “Splurges – Helpful or Harmful?”

Is School Making your Child Fat?

Now that most kids around the country are back at school, it’s back to the age-old discussion – do you make their lunch or let them buy the lunch from the school’s cafeteria? Schools are supposed to comply with specific nutritional guidelines, as set out by the National School Lunch Program. Lunch is supposed toContinue reading “Is School Making your Child Fat?”

Worst Kids Meals

Worst fast-food kids meals   McDonald’s Mighty Kids Meal, consisting of a double cheeseburger, french fries and chocolate milk, has topped a list of the most unhealthy fast-food kids meals complied by dietitians at the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The group said the McDonald’s kids meal has 840 calories and 37 grams ofContinue reading “Worst Kids Meals”

Insurance Companies – Conflict of Interest?

         What would you say if I told you that companies that offer health and life insurance are big investors in fast food companies? According to a study reported in the American Journal of Public Health, these companies owned $1.9 billion worth of stock, as of June 11, 2009. The investments were inContinue reading “Insurance Companies – Conflict of Interest?”