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Nutrition Tips

Cool off with a Green Smoothie

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist OK, agreed, it is hot out there. August can be one of the hottest months of the year so hydration becomes paramount to good health. Usually you read that most adults require approximately 2 liters…


Want to eat healthier? Try the new USDA MyPlate Method

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Bye, bye, MyPyramid. Hello MyPlate. The United States Department of Agriculture has released the new food icon; MyPlate. “Choose MyPlate” is a simple message that anyone can decipher. The new icon correlates with the Dietary…


Summer is the time to “Lighten Up”

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist As we move into the warmer months, you may find that you begin to crave lighter meals, smoothies, salads, and juicy fruits. You can satisfy these cravings by visiting your local farmers market. They strive…


Nutrition for Master Athletes

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist We are fortunate to live in an era where physical activity and sports are practiced well into mid-life and beyond. A master athlete can be described as someone over the age of 40 or 50…


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 – Highlights for Consumers

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist After much debate and delay, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 were released in January 2011. The message to the consumer was simplified into 3 selected areas: 1)      Balancing calories Enjoy your food, but eat…


Smart Nutrition 101 – Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrition

Source: US Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, www.nutrition.gov I heard that the Food Guide Pyramid has been replaced. Is that true? Yes. The MyPyramid food guidance system replaced the original Food Guide Pyramid. MyPyramid offers consumers a more personalized approach to healthy eating and physical activity. What is a…


March is National Nutrition Month!

  Submitted by  Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist March is celebrated as “National Nutrition Month” and the American Dietetic Association is encouraging everyone to “Eat Right With Color.” The consumer is interested in healthy eating and wellness lifestyles. A major part of healthy…


Get ready for 2010 Holiday Eating!

By: Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN It is official: the beginning of holiday eating and the food frenzy that follows is initiated by the presence of leftover Halloween candy. By now you have had a taste of everything and it is time to move on. Those “fun sizes” give…


October is Vegetarian Awareness Month

By: Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist October 1 is designated as “World Vegetarian Day,”  but you have the whole month of October to enjoy the benefits of vegetarian cuisine. There are numerous reasons to “GO VEG,” even if it is just one…


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