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Eating After Baby Gets Here: Is there a Postpartum Diet?

August 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Melinda Scholten, R.D., CDE

Nutrition recommendations for pregnancy are pretty clear about what to eat and what to avoid. Moms have to be careful about mercury, listeria, and food safety in general. But after delivery are there specific foods mom should eat that make a difference in her physical health as well as her mood and emotional health? Current recommendations...
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Good Fats — What Should I Add to My Diet?

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Kathleen Shafer, M.A., R.D.

Nutrition advice has changed through the years and we no longer recommend a strict "low fat" diet. Our focus has changed to replacing those saturated fats with healthier versions of mono and poly unsaturated fats.

Fat has a bad rap, which is pretty well deserved in some areas. Saturated fats have been shown to impact heart...
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Stay Hydrated This Summer Without the Sugary Beverages

July 11, 2018 | 2 Comments

By Laura Hitt, R.D.

We know it is important to stay hydrated, especially during these hot summer months. But how important is it really? The answer to this question is EXTREMELY important because water = life. Literally. The human body contains 50-75% water depending mostly on our age. A lot of this water is inside of our cells, in our blood,...
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Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer

June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Kathleen Shafer, M.A., R.D.

People tend to spend more time outside during the summer. In addition to sunscreen, here are some tips to keep your skin happy and healthy while you enjoy the great outdoors.

Vitamin C and E: are antioxidants that help reduce sun damage, they help protect against DNA damage, and improve your overall skin texture. Vitamin C is...
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Quick and Easy Summer Pasta Salad

June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Kathleen Shafer, M.A., R.D.

As the weather warms up I like to have some flavorful and healthy cold dishes for the family to enjoy. This pasta salad starts with a whole grain pasta, and adds in some of summer’s bounty, along with some protein and fiber packed beans. 

This can stand alone as a main entrée, works well as a brown...
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