Healthful Eating on a Budget

For nearly all clients, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables is a great start to improving their health. However, many perceive the cost of healthful foods as a barrier to following a nutritious dietary pattern. While some healthful foods are expensive, clients can find affordable options that may be less costly than eating convenience foods […]

How to Use Nutritional Yeast

Have your clients been asking you about nutritional yeast? Well, that’s a good thing! There’s much to love about “nooch”—the affectionate term for nutritional yeast, the plant-based essential that adds savory flavor and a nutritious kick to recipes. If it’s not already a go-to ingredient in your kitchen, consider bringing this staple, with its signature […]

Nutrition’s Impact on AMD

Part of the healthy aging process for older adults is preventing or minimizing diseases that jeopardize their well being. Now, imagine noticing a blurry spot near the center of your eye, which slowly grows bigger and eventually leads to blank spots in your vision. Over time, you find it more difficult to recognize the faces […]

8 Ways to Support Immunity

During this trying time of concern over COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and federal organizations have centered around washing hands, avoiding touching your face, and staying home. However, not much press has been given to a key concept that dietitians know plenty […]

5 Healthful Thanksgiving Hacks

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate a delicious meal with family and friends, but there’s nothing worse than feeling like an overstuffed bird after dinner. To turn winter’s most vibrant and colorful fruits and vegetables into the star at the dinner table, slim down Aunt Betty’s gravy, and keep portion sizes in check, RDs […]

Get Cooking in Community Gardens

Now that spring has sprung, you may be spending more time outside in your garden—but, as an RD, you may want to consider branching out to someone else’s garden—that is, a community garden. Community gardens are a great way to connect neighborhoods with the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor, and they’re a perfect venue […]

Encourage Produce Intake in Teens

The physical health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables are well established. People who eat an overall healthful diet higher in fruits and vegetables may reduce their risk for heart disease and protect against certain types of cancers. There’s also growing evidence that people who eat more produce have better mental health as well. It’s […]