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Nutrition Tips

10 Nutrition Tips

Source: Choose My Plate Use MyPlate to build your healthy eating style and maintain it for a lifetime. Choose foods and beverages from each MyPlate food group. Make sure your choices are limited in sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars. Start with small changes to make healthier choices you can…


Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

Source: National Institutes of Health The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today’s dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets,…


Make Better Food Choices

Source: choosemyplate.gov Make yourself a priority and take time to care for yourself. ChooseMyPlate.gov helps you choose the types and amounts of food and beverages you need. And, make time to be physically active, so you can do the things you want to do. Find out what you need  Get…


Healthy Eating on the Go

Source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov Today’s families are always busy, weekends are fully scheduled and game season is starting! During hectic days, families need energy to keep them going, but they often end up choosing more convenient foods that are high in fat, added sugar and calories. Introduce your family to the idea…


Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010,…


Cutting Calories? Rethink Your Drink

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention   Rethink Your Drink When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of diets promising fast results. There are low-carb diets, high-carb diets, low-fat diets, grapefruit diets, cabbage soup diets, and blood  diets, to name a few. But no matter what diet…


Back to School – It’s Kids Eat Right Month

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RDN, CSSD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics This time of year brings to a close the freedom of the summer months. By now, your family has prepared for a return to school; it could be the first day of kindergarten…


Muscle Up with Daily Protein

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RDN, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics Summer time is fun time and most likely you have been spending more time outdoors enjoying the beach and local parks. Whether you are swimming, skiing, kayaking, surfing, taking a nature walk or…


Eating by the Rainbow – A way to get a variety of vitamins, minerals and more!

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Eating by the colors of the rainbow are one way to ensure a wide variety of nutrients; vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals to keep ourselves in the best of health. Fresh produce from Florida provides us with the…


Begin Walking 30 Minutes a Day

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Food and fitness go hand in hand. The American Heart Association recognizes April 1 as National Walking Day. Walking is a great way to intersperse physical activity into a sedentary day. The goal is to walk for 30 minutes…


Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month. This campaign is an opportunity for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to remind individuals of the importance of a healthy, enjoyable, and balanced diet and eating pattern. So much information about…


Go Red This Month & Take Care of your Heart

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RDN CSSD LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist The month of February is associated with love, Valentine’s Day, and the color red. As you read this article, reflect on love. Who have you shown love to so far today? Have you behaved in a manner that shows…


Words of Nutrition Wisdom for 2015

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN Skip the restrictive diet! I challenge you to eat with attention and intention. As we journey into another new year and make promises to exercise more and eat better, take time to ask yourself if you have made that promise to yourself…


November is American Diabetes Month – Are you at risk?

Marilyn Gordon Ed.D, RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist The American Diabetes Association estimates that 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Some health organizations project that 1 in 3 adults in the United States will have diabetes by 2050 unless we take…


October is Nutrition and Dental Health

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Our food choices and nutritional status are directly related to oral infectious diseases such as dental caries and periodontal disease. Dietary factors associated with increased risk of dental caries are sugar sweetened foods…


September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Be sure to know your numbers! If you have not had your cholesterol level and other blood lipids tested in the past year, this month is a good time to have it done. A certain level of blood cholesterol is healthy…


Reshape Your Environment; “Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice”

Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nova Southeastern University I recently attended the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Symposium and one of the most interesting speakers was the Surgeon General of Florida, John H. Armstrong, M.D. He updated the group of nutrition and dietetic professionals…


Lighten Up and Cool Down

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist No question about it, the climate has been H-O-T and humid here in South Florida! As we move through the summer months, it is a good idea to adjust the diet to a “lighter” way of eating. If you…


Healthy Eating Begins At Home

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   If you are interested in improving your health, many times it begins with improving your diet. We take for granted that the food we eat breaks down to provide the basic components of fuel (calories) to provided energy,…


Healthy Weight: Rise and Shine Juice Recipe

Source: Food Network Total Time: 5 min Prep: 5 min 2 servings Ingredients 5 to 6 ounces baby spinach leaves, rinsed 2 apples, halved and cored 2 medium carrots, scrubbed 2 celery sticks 1/2 large lemon One 2-inch piece ginger, peeled Ice Directions Pass the spinach, apples, carrots, celery, lemon…


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