Healthy Eating

Nutrition Notes: 10 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Fall

As we make our way into the middle of October, we notice the weather shifting and our cooking ingredients changing. Some of the fruits and vegetables we were so used to having in the summer may no longer be here, but with a new season comes a variety of produce packed with differing nutrients and…

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Team Up with MyPlate for a New Year’s Challenge

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season! Are you ready to face a new year? Do you have any new resolutions you’ve set out to accomplish? I just wanted to share a resource for those of you who may want encouragement in achieving your healthy eating or physical activity resolutions. On January 3,…

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Nutrition Notes: Go Grilling!

Summer is here! And with it comes the tradition of grilling and barbecuing. Grilling food involves cooking it at high temperatures for a short period of time. Grilled foods are tasty and flavorful without too much added fat as compared to frying. Some tips for safe and healthy grilling, as recommended by www.eatright.org: – Choose…

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Wonder what meals families can make with Hunger Bags?

As the Pavilion’s Executive Chef, I am constantly searching for great simple ingredients that a little kitchen alchemy can turn into a beautiful composed dish. The hunger bags present an amazing opportunity to a chef as they are the items that the Food Bank needs most, and also during a time when kids are out…

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Nutrition Notes: March is National Nutrition Month!

Happy National Nutrition Month everyone! During the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on ways to promote healthy, nutritious food choices. National Nutrition Month serves as a great reminder to enjoy delicious, healthy meals and developing good eating habits. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which…

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Nutrition Notes: Stay Healthy and Save Money Traveling This Summer

It doesn’t matter who you are, even with the slightest mention of “airplane food,” a collective groan or general look of disgust is bound to emerge. I get it. It’s easy to grab a quick burger from a fast food joint while you’re shuffling between terminals or driving in the car, but let’s be honest,…

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Nutrition Notes: Pack a Picnic

Summer is here and beach season is upon us! Cookouts and picnics are longtime summer traditions, generally a time for family and friends to socialize and have fun while enjoying food and sunshine. Since these gatherings most often occur outside, food safety is very important. Hot summer temperatures can easily cause food bacteria to multiply…

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Nutrition Notes: Protein – Why is it Important?

We all need protein, but how much is enough? Most people (ages 9 and older) should eat 5 to 7 ounces of protein-rich foods each day. What does 5 to 7 ounces look like? Well to keep things simple here are some common portion size equivalents: – 3 ounces of meat, fish or poultry is…

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Nutrition Notes: What to do when you have a picky eater at home

While having a picky child may be stressful, it is (in most cases) a normal part of development. Disliking a new fruit or vegetable the first time they try it is a very normal reaction. As long as their refusal doesn’t involve all foods, it’s generally not a problem. In this case, persistence counts. In…

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Nutrition Notes: March is National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month has a long history beginning in 1980 when Congress decided to expand National Nutrition Week to encompass the entire month of March. The purpose of the month is to spread nutrition information and education to the community by promoting sound eating practices and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month is sponsored by…

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