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Westchester Registered Dietitian on Helping Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

Posted on: June 25, 2014

Empower Your Child to Eat Healthy…For Life

 

By Elisa Bremner

Family All Together At Christmas DinnerYour child loves ice cream (who doesn’t?). You love your child. So how do you limit junk food or sweets to help them maintain a healthy weight? In this age of sedentary video game play and easy availability of high-calorie snacks, the challenge for busy parents is finding practical ways to help kids make good food choices. Continue reading

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Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses Healthier Halloween Candy Alternatives

Posted on: October 12, 2013

5 Healthier Halloween Candy Choices 

by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital

Jack-O-Lantern2Let’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 be quite the competitive holiday for trick-or-treaters, challenging who can cover the most trick-or-treating ground collecting the most candy.  It’s no shock that Halloween candy can be high in fat and sugar, which is why it’s important to watch your portions so the calories don’t add up.  To stay on track keep in mind these simple tips when it comes to candy hunting: Continue reading

Westchester Hospital Dietitian Discusses Healthy Lunches for Back to School

Posted on: August 25, 2013

Packing A Healthy Lunchbag

by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital

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September is back-to-school month …getting organized around books, supplies and first day back-to-school outfits, etc., etc…  We want to make this one task easier:  Packing the lunch bag.

You know that with a healthy meal, your child gets the energy s/he needs to make it through the day and thrive.  A healthy lunch can allow your child perform and study well, be more attentive in class and even maintain a healthy weight.  Save these tips below and your child will keep that healthy lunch rather than ditch it or swap it for a bag of chips or soda: Continue reading

Westchester Hosptial Dietitian Discusses Going Gluten Free

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Going Gluten-Free

by Amy Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital

gluten free stampIs everyone you know going gluten-free? While a gluten-free diet is trendy, it is less appropriate for weight loss but crucial in the treatment of celiac disease.

A protein found in wheat, rye, barley and most oats (although there are some certified gluten-free oat products), gluten is the base of bread products and works as an emulsifier and thickener in packaged foods. In healthy individuals, gluten is perfectly healthy. For celiac patients, however, gluten damages the small intestines, causing inflammation and malabsorption of nutrients. Over time, nutrient deficiencies and conditions can develop, including osteoporosis or poor growth in children.

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New York Hospital Dietician Discusses Navigating A Farmer’s Market

Posted on: July 16, 2013

Relive the Past and Buy From A Farmer

Farmer’s Market Week – August 4th-10th

Summer is here and so is the celebration of National Farmer’s Market Week! Eating locally and seasonally is good for you and your environment because you’re ensuring fresh, healthy and wholesome ingredients.  Food items at farmer’s markets don’t require excess packaging, extended shelf time or transport, which can affect nutrient quality.  Let’s face it; nothing tastes better than fresh fruits and veggies!! Plus, research shows diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent heart disease, stroke, obesity and some types of cancer. Continue reading