Entries by Bonnie R. Giller, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

To be Organic or Not to be Organic: THAT is the question!

Many people often wonder if organically grown foods are “better” for you?  People might make the assumption that eating organic fruits and vegetables are a healthier choice to non-organic fruits and vegetables.  However, we must consider various factors before making the decision to “be organic or not to be organic”.   So what is organic?…

MARCH NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH® GET YOUR PLATE IN SHAPE

Most of you are aware that every March we celebrate National Nutrition Month®.  But did you know that National Nutrition Month® first started as National Nutrition Week in 1973?  The first theme for National Nutrition Week was “Invest in Yourself- Buy Nutrition.”  Former president Richard Nixon gave a proclamation for the campaign followed by public…

Learn to Love Your Body

This week, February 26 – March 3, 2012 marks the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  In the United States, about 10 million females and 1 million males are battling with eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia.  The National Eating Disorder Awareness theme this year is “Everyone Knows Someone” because of the increased spread of…

A Healthy Facelift for the School Lunch Program

It’s been estimated that nearly 32 million children eat lunch and 11 million eat breakfast each day in school.  Overall, about 30%-50% of kid’s daily calories are consumed in school.  It is crucial that they receive nutritious options to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors, as well as proper nutrition for optimal learning in the classroom.  For…

Fat Be Gone… The Healthy Way…Goodbye Fad Diets and Gimmicks

Are you tired of hearing about diets that claim you can “eat whatever you want and still lose weight” or tell you “you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days”.  Or how about the diet that includes only eating cabbage or grapefruit for weeks in order to achieve your weight loss goals.  If you are,…



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