Meatless Options for the Lenten Season
By Carlie Saint-Laurent Beaucejour, RD,LDN Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, and lasts for 6 weeks. It’s a time a portion of the American population takes to engage in a routine that is not regularly done, like meditating, fasting, or donating household and clothing items. Sometimes the Lent engagement may […]read more
Happy National Nutrition Month!
By Carlie Saint-Laurent Beaucejour, RD,LDN Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Since 1973 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as American Dietetic Association) have been celebrating national nutrition month in March. The purpose of this platform is to promote awareness of the “power of food”, educate the public on nutrition, […]read more
Answering Top Breastfeeding Questions
By Jessie Funchion, MS, RD, LDN 1) How long is it recommended to breastfeed? This is probably on top of the most asked breastfeeding questions. 6 months exclusive breastfeeding (according to AAP/WHO/AND), and ideally longer with complementary foods. The AAP recommends at least 1 year and the WHO recommends at least 2 years. 2) How long does […]read more
By Elizabeth May, RDN, CSOWM, LDN This is the time of year when many of us are focusing on our goals and getting back to meal planning, tracking and weight loss. We know that self-monitoring is the single most effective strategy for weight loss, so let’s talk about tracking! Apps to Track – LoseIt – […]read more
Apple Cider Vinegar
By Carlie Saint-Laurent, RD,LDN The new year brings new resolutions and like most of the US population health and weight loss are on top of the list. Many people are looking to Complimentary Alternative medicine to rid their health condition. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of those natural ancient remedies believed to aid in diabetes, […]read more
By Jessie Funchion, MS, RD, LDN A lot of people assume they have to cut out sugar altogether, but I often encourage a more moderate approach. As we all know, complete deprivation often leads to binging. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 allows (or maybe just assumes), that we’ll all eat around 150 “discretionary […]read more
5 WAYS TO BREAK YOUR SUGAR HABIT
By Jessie Funchion, MS, RD, LDN Tis the season! For cookies, cakes, pies and more. Did you know that the average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar a day? For most people, that amounts to nearly 150 pounds of added sugar a year! This far exceeds the recommended daily intake of added sugar of 36 […]read more
Are You Hangry?
By Elizabeth May, RDN, CSOWM, LDN Researchers at the University of Guelph found an interesting link between hunger and mood. Read more about the study published in Psychopharmacology here. The Basic Gist Rats were given glucose blockers to induce hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). When the rats were removed from this chamber and injected with some water, they avoided […]read more