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 eatright.org, 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

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Spring Into Healthier Eating!

By Krista Diekemper Kick off Spring with a variety of color on your plate and in your diet! With warmer weather comes a larger variety of produce, better quality, and at more affordable prices. Having a “colorful” plate of food is an easy way to provide your body with a variety of vitamins and m...

April 6th, 2018

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Celebrating Nutritionists

Pictured: Alyssa Lynott, Jessy Griffel, Cary Yensen, Jessica Strange, Amy Kramer, Eva Sorrentino. Not pictured: Margaret Larson, Krista Diekemper, Abby Wilson, Jennifer Anthony. By Amy Kramer, MPH, RD, LD The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month®. Addition...

March 16th, 2018

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5 Ways to Decrease your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

By: Jessica Strange RD,LD Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. March is #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, a month set aside to increase awareness and education of colon cancer. Acco...

March 9th, 2018

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Loving Leftovers

By Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD This month is National Nutrition Month. The focus of this month is to “Go Further with Food.” One way to do this is to reduce food waste and use food to its full potential. Here are a few tips to get the most bang for your food buck: Plan Ahead: plan 3-5 days’ wor...

March 2nd, 2018

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The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate By: Jennifer Hill For decades, chocolates have been given to that special someone as a sincere gesture of appreciation.  On Valentine’s Day, chocolate is shared as a sign of love or friendship. While the gesture and gifts of sweets are wonderful, rich milk ch...

February 16th, 2018

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Weight Bias and the Impact on Individuals

Weight Bias and the Impact on Individuals by: Alyssa Lynott RDN, LD   Weight discrimination affects as many as 40% of the United States population and is one of the most common types of discrimination in our country today. Rebecca Pearl, Ph.D., states that “as obesity rates have risen over t...

February 16th, 2018

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