Posted on: August 30, 2016
Follow these tips to get your little ones excited about healthy eating and ready to conquer the school day. By Jackie Farrall, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital
Back to school – notebooks, pencils and a nourishing pantry help our children perform their best while in class and at the playground. You may be surprised to learn, however, that what’s making it into your child’s school lunch isn’t always the best option. In fact, a study from Baylor University College of Medicine reported that packed lunches were actually less nutritious than lunch served in the cafeteria. If you want your child to reap the benefits of “Brain Food” follow these tips and make sure to include all of the food groups- protein, dairy, grains, fruits and vegetables. This will help sustain your child throughout the school day and into their after-school activities.
Posted on: October 13, 2015
Germ Buster Nutrition – Eating for a Strong Immune System
Prevent the flu with good nutrition.
By Elisa Bremner
In anticipation of flu season, it’s time to talk about prevention. First and foremost, please remember: the best defense against the flu is a year-round offense. This means eating right, staying active (60 minutes every day), getting enough rest (7-9 hours!) and minimizing stress (we can’t avoid stressful events in our life, but we can make the decision to handle them better). That being said, several nutrients play a role in enhancing your immunity. Mild deficiency of even one nutrient may weaken your body’s ability to fight infection.
Posted on: November 7, 2013
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 is a revamped version of the food pyramid and was created as an easier visual guide to help consumers know what their main meals should consist of. Here are 7 key points…
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.
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.