5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Health Week

It’s easy to let life’s day-to-day activities become a priority over your own needs. Whether it’s work, family, or social obligations, it can be tough to let health be the focus, especially for women. Our families seem to always come first as a natural instinct, but sometimes this may not always be best. That is…

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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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How to Avoid the Iced-Coffee Trap this Summer

Energizing, delicious and refreshing…who doesn’t love an iced coffee on a hot summer day? Iced coffee is the perfect drink to jumpstart your morning or for an afternoon “pick me up” on those long, hot days. But you must be mindful that not all iced coffees are created equal!   Although coffee does not contain…

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Stay Energized with Pasta

Did you know that July 7th was National Macaroni Day? In recent years macaroni, as well as pasta in general, has gotten a bad rap. The “low carb” craze has many people cutting back on their intake of this tasty wheat product, but is this really necessary?   No, it’s not!   Why? Because pasta…

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Blueberries – A Small but Mighty Fruit

Don’t let the tiny size fool you, blueberries are jam packed with health benefits. This powerful fruit is actually categorized as a super food. Therefore, there’s no better way to showcase all that blueberries have to offer than by celebrating National Blueberry Month this July!   For years the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) worked…

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7 Powerful Nutrients In Your Vegetables

Remember the old saying, “you are what you eat”? I hope you do, because it’s a great quote to live by and goes perfectly with National Eat Your Vegetables Day!  If you remember to eat your vegetables daily, then you’ll be one step closer to reaching your health goals. Vegetables are a vital part of…

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6 Tips to Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month® (NMM) and every year there is a new theme to engage you, the public. NNM was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is intended to promote nutrition education, highlighting the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM became a…

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Get Cheesy During National Pizza Week

What better way to bring in January than by celebrating National Pizza Week! Pizza is definitely a popular food and this is one food holiday we can get behind.   Did you know that if pizza is made right, it can contain all of the food groups? Yup, you read that right! Some may label…

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Stay Warm with a Bowl of Soup

Soup makes the perfect meal during the cold, winter months because of the warm and comforting feeling it provides.  One of the greatest things about soup is it’s a quick and easy meal that is full of healthy ingredients such as vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and lean proteins.   Nowadays, it is easy to pick…

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November Monthly Morsels

Spaghetti Squash By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern Cheap, easy to prepare, versatile, gluten free, and guilt free. These are just some of the many ways to portray spaghetti squash. This yellow, oval shaped squash gets its name because of the way its flesh separates after being cooked into yellow strands resembling spaghetti. At only 42…

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Pop, Pop, Pop… Popcorn

October is more than just a month to celebrate spooks and sweets.  It is also a month to celebrate treats that are good for you, like popcorn (which also makes a perfect treat for Halloween).  Luckily, October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!   Did you know that Americans consume 14 billion quarts of popcorn annually? …

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Pumpkin: More Than a Decoration

As soon as fall rolls in and October starts, the pumpkins come out! Pumpkins are pretty, trendy, and represent the weather and holidays approaching. But, pumpkins are also delicious and they do not get enough credit for it!! Besides using them as decorations, they are the perfect food to eat on a chilly day!  …

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®

September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month® and we are so excited. This month is perfect to help you focus on adding MORE fruits and veggies to your plates. Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® is a non-profit organization focusing on helping you eat more fruits and vegetables to better your health.   Did…

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September Monthly Morsels

Pom Power By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   They are the small glistening, crimson, crunchy arils that make the pomegranate fruit so distinctive. This unique fruit is not only impressive in its looks, but in its nutritional profile as well.   One serving of pomegranate seeds provides considerable amounts of vitamin C, which is necessary…

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Eat a Peach Day

Today is National Eat a Peach Day and who doesn’t love a juicy, delicious peach?  I happen to love them!  They make the perfect on-the-go healthy snack that keeps you full in between meals.   Did you know that there are many varieties of peaches?  You may think of a peach with an orange interior…

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July Monthly Morsels

Eggplant’s Excellence By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern There’s no mistaking those shiny purple oblong shaped veggies for anything else besides eggplant! Eggplant, or aubergine, as it is referred to by our friends “across the pond, is extremely in season during July through October. Because of its meaty texture, it is often used as a vegetarian…

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Amazing Apricots

Summer is coming up fast! It feels like just yesterday spring began and now we’re already in the middle of June. So many of the delicious summer fruits have begun to make appearances once again. One of the returning stars of the summer- apricots- has finally reappeared in the supermarkets. These little orange fruits are…

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“Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Gifts Giveaway” Offers Hundreds of FREE Health and Wellness Related Products

I wanted to let you know today about a Health and Wellness event that will allow you to download 100’s of self-help gifts. And the best part is that it is absolutely FREE!   If you’ve had enough of plodding along year after year and you want to improve yourself and your health to make…

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Have an Egg-stravaganza for National Egg Day

Today is National Egg Day and I thought it would be the perfect day to shed light on the truth about eggs.  For many, they either eat eggs as a breakfast staple or shy away from them in fear of them raising their cholesterol.  But, eggs are actually a very healthy breakfast option (and great…

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Taking Care of YOU During National Women’s Health Week

All you ladies out there, guess what this week is? National Women’s Health Week!   National Women’s Health Week is an initiative founded by the Department of Health and Human Services to empower women to take control of their health and make it a priority. It begins every year on Mother’s Day; this year it…

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