The Family Impact of High Cholesterol in Children

It might surprise you to learn that one in five children has high total cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high LDL cholesterol. Approximately 7.8% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 have total cholesterol levels ≥200 mg/dL. Unfortunately, high cholesterol is a concern for children as well as adults. September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a […]

Homemade Baby Food Goodness

After my son, Wesley, was born, the idea of making my own baby food seemed natural. After all, I am a dietitian who went to culinary school and cook most of the meals in our household. I want Wesley to develop the same passion for food and health, and by making his meals I feel […]

Podcasting: Steps to Getting Started

An estimated 57 million Americans listen to podcasts every month, according to predictions by Advertising Age. Where people once read blogs by the hour, they now listen to podcasts by the audio minute. A decade in the making, podcasts may quickly become consumers’ go-to choice for information. Dietitians who have already started their own podcasts […]

Baby Bites for the New Mom

As a new mom and dietitian, introducing my baby, Wesley, to solids has been exciting, yet daunting and stressful with the pressure to “get it right.” Now I truly understand the angst many new parents experience. I want to make sure Wesley is presented with the right nutritious foods at the right time and has […]

Creating Your Business Care Team

Dietitians are adept at promoting a patient-centered approach with a team of health care professionals. When it comes to business, a care team is equally important. Who has your business’ best interest in mind when making decisions? Lawyers, accountants, and financial planners make up a business care team. Lawyers determine the best entity for your […]