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Every Day Nutrition Tips for Youth Athletes For youth athletes, good nutrition includes enhancing athletic performance, limiting sports related injuries, boosting training and promoting recovery. For this reason, young athletes need adequate calories and nutrients, in addition to supporting their normal growth and maturation. Energy and nutrient rich foods can achieve these goals and ultimately …

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A Dietitian’s Self-Image Perspective Being a dietitian for 15 years has taught me many lessons about self-image. Also, as I navigate my own path through life’s twists and turns, my challenges have taught me most about myself. When I saw this video on Facebook, it really moved me. Radical Self-Acceptance: An Experiment/ Performance by Amy Pence-Brown. …

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We’re Surrounded…. By Summer Salads There are two times of year that I talk a lot about total carbohydrate intake- Thanksgiving and the summer/ picnic season. Don’t get me wrong- I love a good macaroni or potato salad. Here is the usual picnic/ barbecue line up: hot dogs (ON BUNS), hamburgers (ON BUNS), macaroni salad …

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It’s the most important meal of the day, right? It is in my book. Let’s look at the word a little closer. BREAK- FAST. Breaking the fast.  Breakfast breaks the fast after a night’s sleep. Breakfast gives you fuel for the day and gets your metabolism fired up. Breakfast does not have to be breakfast …

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I am a huge advocate of nutritious, yet easy dinner meals. You don’t need an extravagant nine course meal in order for dinner to be healthy. It can be easy. Eating healthy is not rocket science; however, it does require planning and organization.  Meal planning is an important tool I like to teach my clients. …

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I wanted to write this blog post about New Year’s resolutions a month ago. Well, obviously that did not happen. I don’t know about you… but I am going in 10 different directions at the same time. Life is hectic these days. I think we make it that way. We have our families, our kids, …

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Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the music, the lights, the decorations, the traditions, the food, the drinks and more importantly spending time with my friends and family. For most of us, this easily translates into hectic schedule that involves overeating and imbibing.  According to studies, most Americans gain 1-2# over the holiday season. …

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Frequently, people ask me why I became a Registered Dietitian. My love of nutrition began in high school Biology class. I found the section on nutrition and health intriguing. Appropriately, two more assignments followed: an English a paper on my future career endeavors and a project to interview professionals in my desired profession.  I remember …

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Summer Lovin’! I have been loving summer for all the amazing finds at my local Farmers’ Market. So far this year, there have been some good ones… purple greens beans, kohlrabi, purple carrots, edible flowers and pool ball squash. Every Saturday, I spend $20 and have TOO many vegetables for the week. It’s awesome. To …

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