Mindful Eating for the Holidays

Mindful Eating for the Holidays By: Jessy Griffel, RD, LD We are fully engrossed in the holiday season and that guy in the red jacket is quickly approaching! Our holidays should be about enjoying friends, family and most importantly (well from a dietitian’s perspective) the FOOD!  However, I am s...

December 14th, 2017

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The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin By Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body as a result of sun exposure. The body needs this vitamin for a variety of reasons. Vitamin D is important for maintaining bone health and keeping teeth healthy. As you can imagine, this vitam...

December 7th, 2017

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Premenstrual Syndrome and Diet

Premenstrual Syndrome and Diet By Amy Kramer, MPH, RD, LD There are some things that cannot be controlled: Idaho’s weather, bad drivers, poor customer service…and the list goes on. However, I wonder, should we add Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) to the list…or leave it off? Not all women who are a...

November 30th, 2017

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3 Diet Myths Busted

3 Diet Myths Busted Don’t let the rapidly approaching diet season fool you3 Diet Myths Busted: Don’t let the rapidly approaching diet season fool you By Abby Wilson, RDN, LD, CDE Myth #1: Fad diets work. Truth: Fad diets are like bad fashion. Disco bell-bottoms and crushed velvet suits, anyone...

November 17th, 2017

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Helpful Hints to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

Helpful Hints to Avoid the Holiday Bulge By: Krista Diekemper, RD, LD As we enter the holiday season, our calendars are sure to be filling up with commitments to holiday dinners, parties, and festivities of the season, all which seem share a common denominator of an overabundance of delicious food...

November 14th, 2017

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Are All Processed Foods Bad?

Are All Processed Foods Bad? By Jessy Griffel, RD, LD The days are getting shorter and we may find ourselves reaching for more convenience and/or processed foods to feed our families, because they are cheap and fast. But the big question is… are all processed foods bad for us? Well, let’s take a...

November 9th, 2017

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It’s Getting Chili!

It’s Getting Chili! By Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD Chili is a great, hearty, warm dish for this time of year and the good news is that chili can be a very healthy dish if you do it right. It can warm you up right and fuel your day. Typically, chili is made with ground meat, beans, and tomatoes. Gar...

October 30th, 2017

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Halloween is Knocking at the Door

Halloween is Knocking at the Door Prepared by: Abby Wilson, RDN, LD, CDE Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore… Halloween candy will soon be at your door…. All Hallows Eve brings out the spookiest of ghouls, stealthiest of ninjas, and the most spectacular heroes and heroines. Unfortunately, it can...

October 26th, 2017

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Halloween Tips and A Treat

Halloween Tips and A Treat By Amy Kramer, MPH, RD, LD With Halloween just around the corner, here are some tips to prevent being spooked out of enjoying the holiday. Does your little pumpkin have food allergies? With most Halloween candies containing the “top” allergens or sharing a manufacturin...

October 26th, 2017

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Seasonal Gems - Fall Produce

Seasonal Gems - Fall Produce By Jessy Griffel, RD, LD, Portneuf Did you know autumn is a perfect time of year to celebrate some seasonal gems in our local produce stores? Pumpkins aren’t only for picking and making jack-o-lanterns, but they can be used in delicious seasonal dishes. The Academy of...

October 10th, 2017

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