Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Sep 05 2011
PACK It Up, PACK It In
The end of another summer means new teachers, new school supplies, dreaded homework, and, of course, school snacks and lunches! This year, you can keep it simple and healthy by joining the public health initiative P.A.C.K. (Pack Assorted Colors...
Sep 02 2011
Nutty for Nuts
If anyone knows me, they know that I am definitely a nut fan. I love all types from almonds to pecans to pistachios and more! All nuts are a great source of protein, antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats, and add delicious taste to meals ...
Aug 31 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Prunes
With my busy schedule and always being on the go, I have to make sure I am keeping my energy levels up by eating every 2 to 3 hours. One of my go-to snacks is a few dried plums, also known as prunes. I know what you're probably thinking…grandma...
Aug 29 2011
Finish Your Milk
When I was growing up (in the dairy state of Wisconsin), my mother never used to let me leave the table unless I finished my entire glass of milk at meals. “It’ll help you grow and give you strong bones,” she’d say. Aren’t moms always right? Sh...
Aug 26 2011
Is Your Child’s Lunch Box Safe?
I remember when my mom used to pack my lunch for school when I was a kid. This was before ice packs were invented. I’d go to school, put my lunch box in my cubby, and not think about it until lunch time. This is still what many children probabl...
Aug 24 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Red Wine
There’s nothing better for many people than having a relaxing glass of wine at the end of a busy work day. Did you know that wine in moderation can potentially be good for you? That’s why this week’s superfood is red wine! Moderate amounts o...
Aug 22 2011
Are You Hydrated?
During exercise, particularly in the hot and humid weather of August, fluid and electrolytes are lost through sweat. If not appropriately replaced, water and electrolyte imbalances can negatively impact your health and performance. When exercis...
Aug 19 2011
Get Your Vitamin D
Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients known for its role in maintaining healthy bones by helping calcium to be absorbed, but it’s been connected recently to reducing risk of a variety of diseases (heart, certain cancers, diabetes, multipl...
Aug 17 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Cherries
During the summer months of June to August, grocery stores flourish with bright red cherries! When looking for a versatile, easy-to-pack snack that is often on sale (an added bonus) during these months, I often turn to this week’s super food: C...
Aug 15 2011
Dog Days of Summer Require Hydration
With the temperatures rising, staying hydrated is essential! We lose water daily through regular activities, so in the summer months it is especially important to replace fluids lost from the heat. Dehydration can occur during intense heat, cau...