Will You Help Me Nourish Hungry Kids?

Katlynn was the poor girl in school. I remember that her clothes were often not clean, and her hair often matted. She lived in a Super 8 motel room where her mother worked as a maid. Katrina and her two younger brothers attended the same school as me during elementary and middle school. Katlynn was shy and rarely spoke. Looking back, I wonder if she was too distracted by hunger to socialize.

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Easy, Delicious Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Why is it that we use holidays as an excuse to overload ourselves with toxic, nutrient-depleting sweets and other junk food? Saint Patrick’s day doesn’t need to be centered around overloading ourselves with fake-dye, green junk food. This post isn’t centered on sweet treats, but is focused on delicious, nutrient-dense green foods. My favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day this year are the lengthening days, the promises of spring in the budding crocuses, and cabbage. I LOVE cabbage, in part because I love all green food. This year I’m dining at Audrienne’s house for St Patty’s Day. Audrienne is one of my Dietitian

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How You Can Set Smarter Goals

If you’re like many Americans, you craft goals with good intentions, but then watch them fade like an old dream. If you’re like me, wasting time and energy on things that don’t materialize is painful. Goals that fail erode your self-confidence. If you are ready to get laser-focused and crystal-clear about making your goals a reality, this article is for you. You will learn how and why to craft SMARTER goals.What are SMARTER goals? So glad you asked!

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7 Ways to Avoid Crashing Your Weight Management Party

Holiday parties are lighting up homes and hearths in many places. And during this jubilant time of year, so many of us face the inner dilemma: how can I enjoy the holidays without crashing my weight management party?  First, weight management can be a party. Seriously, getting healthy is absolutely fantastic! Adopt this appreciation for the long-term rewards of your efforts, and your sacrifices will become easier. Second, the holidays don’t have to crash your beautiful body. Here are a few tips to keeping your willpower and good judgment intact at the sweet, indulgent holidays gatherings.

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The Trick About Halloween Treats

When my coworker thoughtfully asked me for healthier Halloween snacks ideas, I suggested what any clever dietitian would: packaged nuts, seaweed snacks and fortune cookies (see below for my top ideas). The candy bowl at work filled with the usual Halloweenies, despite my best suggestions: Milky Ways, Snickers, etc. To counter the temptations, I’m creating clever strategies to steer clear of the candy bowl, minus the occasional indulgence (see below for awesome tips).

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