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Millet, The Forgotten Grain

Are you tired of your go-to grains and are in the mood to try something new? Look no further than millet, an ancient grain that has been long forgotten! Millet is similar to quinoa in that it is a smaller, seed-like grain, and was once a staple in diets across the world. It has even…

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Time to Swoon for Mushrooms!

Did you know that mushrooms are neither a fruit nor a vegetable? This nutritious food is actually part of the fungi family! Mushrooms are extremely versatile in recipes and also have several health benefits. Each year on April 16th National Day of the Mushroom is celebrated to put this food in its well-deserved spotlight.   Mushrooms gained…

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It’s Time to De-Stress!

April is National Stress Awareness Month. You may feel like you’re VERY aware of your stresses and don’t need a month dedicated to it. However, I suggest that during Stress Awareness Month you sit down and take the time to acknowledge your stresses and know that it’s okay to feel that way sometimes. This month,…

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Get Moving for National Walking Day!

As the weather begins to get warmer it’s a great time to take our exercise outside. This is not only a great way to switch up a routine, but also ensures you are getting your daily dose of vitamin D!   The American Heart Association (AHA) takes advantage of this time each year by marking…

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‘Tis the Season for Fresh Produce!

Although it may still feel like winter outside, spring is finally here! With the change of season, comes the promise of warmer weather and the start of flowers sprouting outside. This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. Not only is new life sprouting every which way you turn, but spring is…

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National Spinach Day

St. Patrick’s Day may be over, but we can still enjoy some festive green for National Spinach Day on March 26th! This day is a great time to focus on all of the health benefits spinach has to offer, as well as its versatility for recipes.   National Spinach Day is a great time to…

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Are You “Nuts” for Pecans?

This Sunday, March 25th is National Pecan Day! If you love pecans, then you’re not alone! Lots of people go nuts for pecans.   Did you know that pecans are technically drupes and are in the same family as plums, peaches, cherries and olives? The difference is with these drupes, the pit in the center…

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Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day started in the early 17th century as Christianity’s homage to the patron saint of Ireland? The United States started having parades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the 18th century. It has since exploded and is the most celebrated holiday in the world! It is believed that on…

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Here’s to a Mindful Passover

Wow, time is flying! Can you believe Passover is right around the corner? I’m not sure about you, but it really snuck up on me this year…   What comes to your mind when you think of Passover?   For most people, the first thought is food. The second thought is “oh no, I am…

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Time to Celebrate Salt Awareness Week

This week, March 12th-18th is National Salt Awareness Week! The purpose of this week is to help educate you, and others, on the proper sodium intake, the functions of sodium in your body and the side effects of excessive sodium intake. This initiative began in 2008 by the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH),…

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Go Nuts for National Peanut Month!

March is one of my absolute favorite months. It brings the promise of warmer weather and flowers begin to bud. All throughout the month, the season slowly transitions into spring.   Want another reason to love March? It’s also National Peanut Month, which makes this truly a time for celebration!   Up until 1974, the…

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Who am I, and What do I do?

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These are 2 questions that I get often when people reach out to me to inquire about my services. It makes sense. People want to know who I am, what my background is and what I actually do. This is important information before deciding whether to work with me or not.   But when I…

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National School Breakfast Week

Every year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) brings awareness to the School Breakfast Program (SBP) for schools. National School Breakfast Week is the SNA’s opportunity to bring more awareness to their SBP. The SNA is a collaboration of over 57,000 members who share the vision of providing high-quality, low-cost meals to kids in schools across…

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Go Further with Food this Month

It’s that time of the year again! With March comes warmer weather and more hours of daylight, but it also brings with it National Nutrition Month®. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts NNM® to promote healthy lifestyle habits. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month® is Go Further with Food, which…

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“Let’s Get Real” about Eating Disorders

According to National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues that have untold negative effects on their lives. That’s a lot of individuals with an unhealthy relationship with food and/or their bodies.   Every year, NEDA dedicates a…

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It’s Going to Be A Strawberry Extravaganza!

Did you know that strawberries are one of the most popular fruits eaten in the United States? They are extremely popular because they are so versatile, nutritious, and delicious! It’s no wonder then that this well-liked fruit has its own day. On February 27th, we get to celebrate National Strawberry Day!   You may be…

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Go Nuts for Pistachios!

Who doesn’t love a delicious Pistachio? Not only are they packed with nutrients, but they are one of the most fun foods too eat!  They may take some effort to eat, but they are absolutely worth it in the end. Luckily, next Monday, February 26th, is National Pistachio Day so I have you covered with…

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All About Those Sweet Potatoes

How much do you know about sweet potatoes, aside from how delicious it is?   You may not give it much thought except around Thanksgiving. However, they’re actually the perfect vegetable all year long.   February is National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, which makes right now the perfect time to tell you all about the…

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Think Outside the Heart Shaped Box This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to celebrate love among partners, friends, and family. There are many ways to express appreciation for others on this day, but the most common ones are exchanging cards, giving out chocolate, and sending flowers. Although these are the typical ways to celebrate, there are many other options! This year, be…

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Take Care of Your Heart this February!

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? I apologize for starting on such a somber note, but heart disease is no laughing matter, and deserves every bit of attention that it is getting. Luckily, heart disease is preventable in most cases, and diet and exercise can…

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