Category: Nutrition

“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

It’s here! – Eat right, your way, everyday, the 2013 National Nutrition Month (NNM) theme! NNM, a campaign from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, focuses on education to improve our nutrition and physical activity habits.  Every March, dietitians unite … Continue reading

Oatmeal- A heart healthy friend

Why is oatmeal a heart healthy friend?  Oats are rich in soluble fiber which helps with lowering cholesterol levels. Fiber keeps us feeling full which means we probably decrease our overall food intakes, leading to healthier weight!   It warms my … Continue reading

Five common myths about eating disorders

As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, Dayton Children’s manager of clinical dietetics and eating disorder specialist, Rachel Riddiford, “busts” some of the most common myths surrounding eating disorders. Eating disorders are a choice.  If only it were as … Continue reading

Smart snacks for schools

Our children’s health is on the forefront of lawmaking.  Smart Snacks for Schools represents another school food initiative.  Released this month, the guidelines cover snacks and beverages sold in schools and must take place by 2014-2015’sschool year.These standards represent an … Continue reading

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