New Year. Healthier You (and your family)!

It’s that time of year, where many make resolutions related to diet and health, and unfortunately some impossible to keep. Research has shown that although 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution, only 8% succeed. How do we make resolutions for ourselves and our families that are realistic but also those we can stick to? Keep it SIMPLE. While …

The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions I receive as a dietitian is regarding sugar substitutes (any sweetener that you use instead of regular table sugar a.k.a sucrose), their safety and ways they can be used. Today’s post focuses on 4 different sugar substitutes and how sweet they are…or aren’t?  Artificial sweeteners: Synthetic sugar substitutes that may be derived from naturally occurring substances. …

What’s for Lunch?

The morning rush hits. You are running out the door. What did you forget? Lunch! Having a balanced lunch is important. For children, lunch provides energy to stay alert in class. For children and adults, frequent meals and snacks (every 3-4 hours) promote a healthy metabolism and allow the body to use calories more efficiently. Make it a family affair: …