Most communities will not be trick or treating this year, making Halloween 2020 like no other. The folks over at Guiding Stars asked me for some ideas that keep the spirit of the holiday while also keeping kids safe.
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The Produce for Better Health Foundation is committed to helping people enjoy happier, healthier, lives by eating more fruits and vegetables every day. I'm pleased to be helping them meet that commitment by writing posts for them that celebrate fruits and vegetables. My latest post is all about packing produce on your next outdoor adventure.
Recently CW Headly, reporter for TheLadders.com asked me why diets don't help you lose weight. Here's my answer....
If there is one thing I appreciate be able to observe in my role as a retail dietitian, it’s the intersection of nutrition guidance and food industry trend. In other words, the crossroads that a consumer finds themselves at when they search the aisles of the supermarket for the foods that they believe are the most nutritious for their family, while recalling the latest headline they saw online, the magazine article they read, or the persuasive package call outs they pass as they shop. After all, if coconut oil is all over the supermarket then it must be good for you right?
If you have celiac disease, then you know the scene well. Someone bakes gluten free cookies for you in their very not gluten free kitchen or a server insists they know all about cross contamination and have it covered. You’re left measuring your anxiety and weighing the pros and cons. Enter Nima, your new dining partner that does the assessing for you.
If you or a family member live with a severe allergy or celiac disease, then you know how the potential for cross contamination can rule your day. In my case, its celiac disease, which plagues my household and more importantly the lives of my husband and young son. Until you have made a simple sandwich for someone with celiac, and momentarily gotten confused thereby resulting in the need for 3 knives and two plates, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about. But, if you do, then these products I buy for keeping food safe when sharing a kitchen with company or travel companions are just what you need.
I recently had the opportunity to co-host a webinar for the Guiding Stars Licensing Company. This timely webinar, which examined how the media translates science for the public, helped participants understand how to critically popular articles as well as research journals. With tips for finding trustworthy information online and in print, this critical webinar helped empowered participants to read beyond the headlines.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for a Healthy Living segment for Comcast Channel 8 in Putnam County, NY. If you tuned in then you already know all about label reading. If you missed it, I review all of the details here…and we’ll make sure you know when the next one airs!