Category Archives: Nutrition

Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian Discusses the Role of Food in Cancer Prevention

The Shopping Basket: A Tool To Control Your Cancer Risk By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, CDN As a dietitian, I am keenly aware of the impact that food and nutrition have on health and well-being, and I am truly passionate … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Registered Dietitian Offers Ideas to Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

The Taste of Eating Right by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital March is National Nutrition Month, an annual nutrition education campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The Registered Dietitians at Northern Westchester Hospital want … Continue reading

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Tips for Reducing Salt in Your Diet

Spice it Up and Toss the Salt Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN In today’s food culture, most of us are consuming far too much sodium. The current recommendation for sodium according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is less than … Continue reading

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New York Dietitian Gives Tips on Healthy Snacking

National Snack Food Month by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Yes, you read this title correctly. There is a National Snack Food Month, and it’s in February. Snack foods tend to get a bad rep with stereotypical … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses Low-Fiber Nutrition

Low-Fiber Nutrition Therapy By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Can eating or avoiding certain foods make you feel better when you have diarrhea? By consuming the recommended foods below, you will be eating less fiber, fat, lactose, … Continue reading

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New York Dietician Helps Make Game Day Healthy

Healthy Party Tips for the Big Game By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN The Big Game is just around the corner, which means a day full of football, friends, family, and lots of food. Most of us are guilty of overindulging … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Dietician Promotes Fiber

Focus on Your Fiber January is National Fiber Focus month, making it the perfect time to start the New Year off right by adding more fiber into your diet. The daily recommended intake for fiber is 25 grams/day for women … Continue reading

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from a Hospital Dietitian

Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Cranberry sauce, loaded mashed potatoes, green been casserole (with French fried onion toppings), creamed spinach…the list goes on for traditional Thanksgiving fare. Oh, and let’s not … Continue reading

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The Basics of Good Nutrition, by Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian

Let’s Celebrate ‘Good Nutrition Month’ By: Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN November kicks off the holiday season, but there’s another reason to celebrate: It’s Good Nutrition Month.  The core ideas of what “good nutrition” constitutes come directly from the USDA MyPlate recommendations.  MyPlate … Continue reading

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Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses Healthier Halloween Candy Alternatives

5 Healthier Halloween Candy Choices  by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Let’s be honest, when October rolls around we all know that we look forward to the large displays of Halloween candy in the supermarkets. This can … Continue reading

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