Tag Archives: Nutrition

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:

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Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians

Posted on: October 2, 2013

Hungry, Hungry Herbivores…

By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN

Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? What stopped you from doing so? There are many reasons why some people opt for this dietary style. Whichever vegetarian diet you choose (lacto-ovo, pescetarian, flexitarian, or vegan), there is ample research to suggest that partaking in a plant-based diet has multiple health benefits. However, before you jump into veggies, it’s important to be mindful of specific nutrients you may be lacking from your diet. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, let’s discuss the top five nutrients of concern and some delicious sources! I’ve included some terrific recipes to get you started.

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New York Registered Dietician on Whole Grains

Posted on: September 22, 2013

Whole grains, they’re not just for breakfast anymore!

By Jill Ashbey-Pejoves RD, CDN, CNSC, CDE

According to the 2010 Dietary Guideline for Americans, we should make half our grains whole. But why stop at half? The average adult doesn’t get even close to the 25-38 grams of fiber per day recommended by the Institutes of Medicine. By definition, whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the original kernel including the bran, germ, and endosperm.

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New York Registered Dietitian Discusses Alternative Breakfasts

Posted on: September 19, 2013

Boost Up Your Breakfast!

By: Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN

Let me ask you a question. If you were planning a cross-country road trip, would you fill up the gas tank? Well, the same applies when it comes to starting off your day with breakfast. Not having breakfast is just like not filling up the gas tank. I bet you have heard countless times “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”—and rightly so! There is ample evidence to support that including a healthy breakfast each day has multiple benefits. In honor of Better Breakfast Month, I want to share some of the ways breakfast can benefit our bodies and also, how you can spice up your typical routine.

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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:

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