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Your Health and Your Weight

Source: www.eatright.org Your health and your weight are connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for the following diseases and conditions: Coronary heart disease Stroke Type 2 diabetes…


March is National Nutrition Month – Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist This year is the 40th anniversary campaign celebration originally created by the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (formerly known as The American Dietetic Association). The first recognition of March as National Nutrition Month®…


Be Heart Smart!

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist The American Heart Association has named February to be Heart Month and February 1 is National Wear Red Day to remind women about heart disease. These small actions can be beneficial for your…


Folic Acid Awareness

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Take this quiz: Which B-vitamin is critical for DNA synthesis? Which B-vitamin is necessary for proper cell division? Which B-vitamin has been recognized to prevent neural-tube defects during pregnancy? Which B-vitamin reduces homocysteine…


Top 10 Nutrition & Eating Resolutions for 2013

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist •   Eat breakfast. o    It really is the most important meal of the day and will get your brain, mood, and muscles off to a good start. •    Drink more water. o    Keep…


Herbs and Spice Make the Holidays Nice

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Now is the time of year to give up that salt shaker for the seasonal spices that not only taste good but have the ability to improve our health. Herbs and spices can…


Vegetables Do Matter!

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Every October is celebrated as Vegetarian Awareness Month. The human health and planetary benefits have been written about previously and you can read them by referring to the Shark Bytes Online Newsletter, October…


September is National Yoga Month

This month’s designation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was given to educate the public on the health benefits of yoga and to promote a healthy lifestyle. You may be thinking what does National Yoga Month have to do with nutrition? Typically we think of the Yogic…


Back to School or Off to College – Making Healthy Food Choices

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist What puts fear in the heart of young children more than going to the store only to see the displays set up for “Back to School” items? Even college students, which have taken…


Enjoy Red, White, and Blue (Foods!) this July

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Lucky for us, as we enjoy the 4th of July and the longer days of summer, the colors we typically associate with the holiday share their pigments with some of the most nutritious…


Summer Sizzle: Vitamin D (The Sunshine Vitamin)

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Summer officially begins June 20th. As we venture out for fun in the sun, we are also taking action towards improving our Vitamin D status. Historically health authorities advised us to never supplement…


May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Hypertension or High Blood Pressure can be called the silent killer because for many, they do not know that their blood pressure is high. Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to blindness, heart disease,…


The Earth Day Diet

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Since the month of April is celebrated as “Earth Month” http://www.epa.gov/gogreen/ and April 22 as “Earth Day” http://www.epa.gov/earthday/ , I propose the “Earth Day Diet.” How should someone eat to minimize their carbon…


“Get your plate in shape” – What a great theme for National Nutrition Month!

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Since 1980, the month of March has been celebrated as National Nutrition Month. Using the new USDA “MyPlate” theme, the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) has…


Begin Heart Healthy Eating Habits

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist February is celebrated as American Heart Month and good time to schedule your yearly health checkup. Your physician will listen to your heart and lungs, measure your blood pressure and weight, and order…


Plan to Focus on Today

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Here’s a novel concept – let’s forget the New Year’s resolutions and just focus on today. What can you do today to be successful with your food and activity goals? Just for today….. After your…


It’s all about BALANCE!

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist After the Thanksgiving feast and the hectic chaos of Black Friday shopping, it’s time to take a minute and reflect on your November holiday food choices and make plans for the upcoming month. Instead of…


Holiday Eating – Be Mindful!

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist As the holiday season approaches, it is time to put some mindful eating habits into place. What is “mindful eating?” Eating in a mindful way requires being present in the moment. It requires checking in…


Think “Orange” in October – Seek Orange Vegetables for Delicious Nutrition Options

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Autumn is here and the perfect time to enjoy the variety of “orange” vegetables. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, most adults should be consuming at least 2 cups of orange vegetables per…


Back-to-School Nutrition Checklist

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Whether you are going back to school, a new student to the University setting, or transitioning back to a work schedule; keeping good nutritional habits will take some planning. Children Back to School: 1.    Have…


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