How Bad Are Diet Sodas Really?

How Bad Are Diet Sodas Really? By: Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD The short answer: everything in moderation. Diet sodas are not the most recommended beverage if you ask any dietitian but they are not all bad. Diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, asesulfame-p...

March 1st, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Foods to Avoid to Prevent Heart Disease

Foods to Avoid to Prevent Heart Disease How often do you consume processed foods? Are you taking frozen meals to work or grabbing fast food? Choosing these options frequently can increase your risk of high cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels, all which can lead to life-threat...

February 24th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Healthy Foods for the Big Game

Healthy Foods for the Big Game It's the ultimate time for a party! We typically think of game food as unhealthy; however, you can make a number of healthy choices so you don’t feel weighed down. Here are some healthy foods you can enjoy during the big game: Guacamole- avocados are full of healthy...

January 25th, 2019

Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD

Eat the Rainbow: Benefits of a Colorful Diet

Eat the Rainbow: Benefits of a Colorful Diet Whether you are setting New Year’s Resolutions or not, a beneficial goal to include on your list for 2019 is adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals. Making our plate more colorful can help to enhance our overall health and help us meet our weig...

January 14th, 2019

Jennifer Anthony, RD, LD

Five Tips for Intuitive Eating for the Holidays

Five Tips for Intuitive Eating for the Holidays As we are now in the midst of the holiday season our schedules are filled with family gatherings, multiple parties, and many large meals. The common theme of these events is usually food which can mean we are constantly thinking not to overindulge and...

December 31st, 2018

AHS Admin

Chili Weather Chili

As the weather cools down outside, a good, hot meal always hits the spot. Chili is a hearty, warm meal that is filling and satisfying. Here are ways to make it healthy and hearty meal. Toppings: Instead of this… Try this… Fritos Baked tortilla chips Full fat sour cream Fat free sour cream Chedda...

November 26th, 2018

Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD

When it becomes CHILI out, don’t STEW about it because fall is SOUPER

Fall is here and it’s the perfect time of year for soups, stews, and chili. These dishes can also be an excellent way to include more vegetables in your diet. Vegetables are full of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. Soups, stews, and chili are easy to prepare, and can be frozen and con...

September 28th, 2018

Jennifer Anthony, RD, LD

The Scoop on Chia Seeds

The word “chia” may trigger a certain image in your mind such as planted pots or creatures sprouting green “hair”. Though chia seeds are a great craft project, they can also provide us with many health benefits when added to your favorite foods! What are Chia Seeds? Chia is an annual plant t...

July 11th, 2018

Alyssa Lynott, RDN, LD

Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks

Did you know that what you drink every day can cause you to gain weight? According to, people are drinking more soft drinks, juices, and other beverages that are high in sugar and calories without balancing their caloric intake from food. Over time, this can lead to weight gain and othe...

June 1st, 2018

Jennifer Hill, ISU Dietetic Intern

Healthy Choices for Traveling

  Whether we are traveling by air or road there are often many opportunities to get those, not-so-healthy snacks. While these options can be quick and delicious, most of the foods purchased at airports or gas stations are low in healthy nutrients and high in sugar and fat. However, we can avoid...

April 20th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners