Yearly Archives: 2011

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Nutrition Unscrambled

USDA Launches New Online “Super Tracker” –Track and Record Your Health in 2012

Enjoy your food, but eat less.  This was a statement that is rather confusing and created a lot of buzz in the nutrition world.  Eat less of what, how much less?  The USDA new “Super Tracker” may help the public with this.  You can see based on your specific profile how much you should be …

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Healthy Ways to Help Achieve New Year’s Goals in January and Throughout the Year

This time of year many people start to think of New Year’s Resolutions. We have the best intentions, but many of these resolutions are not kept for more than a few days or even a month. Why not think of this year as the year of health and instead of resolutions, consider making achievable goals. …

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Choose MyPlate

Planning to repent and reduce after the holidays? Thinking about what’s a healthy way to eat for the rest of your life? Well, look to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to provide the answers. The simple messages that accompany the MyPlate icon can be your solution to slow and steady progress toward a new and slimmer you. The first …

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Interesting Headlines: Cereal? Cookies? Oh,What’s the Diff and What’s in Your Kitchen

Two headlines in the past week are great reminders to include eggs to start your day! Bittman’s cereal article states “Every parent of a child born in the US since 1950 knows the difficulty of getting that kid to eat a breakfast of real food.” I sadly concur that there is truth to this statement, …

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Tis the Season to Healthy Giving

Today’s post is about donating food to food pantries. We decided to continue the annual tradition of doing a food drive around the holidays at work. Many of us donate to pantries, but this season as health professionals I encourage you to give and collect “healthier items” to give to the pantries. Consider donating whole …

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Tis the Season to Offer Your Time

The next two blog posts are going to about projects that American Egg Board and Egg Nutrition Center are doing during the holiday season to give to those in need Tis the Season for giving the gift of volunteering.One project that the American Egg Board and the Egg Nutrition Center decided to do was through …

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Chew on This-Are We Responsible for the Actions of Others in the Obesity Story?

Last week I was able to attend a seminar that reviewed part of the 3rd International Forum on Food and Nutrition with the theme “The Importance of a healthy Diet During Childhood” with other health professionals in the Chicago area. We were able to listen to recorded sessions from Aviva Must, Robert Lustig and Marion …

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ENC Enhances the Education of Future Registered Dietitians

Last month ENC hosted its first dietetic intern, Kasia Ciaston, from Loyola University. She completed two blog posts last month, so if you did not get a chance to read them check them out! Kasia let us know that this was her first exposure to this area of dietetics, so it was a unique and …

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Happy Thanksgiving from ENC

We wanted to take a moment and thank our readers! We are thankful to be able to educate and work with each of you. Last week I blogged about eating around the holidays, so I thought I’d send a gentle reminder about not skipping breakfast by providing you with great egg breakfast recipes. If you …

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Beat the Sleep after the Thanksgiving Feast

The common wisdom at Thanksgiving is that the amino acid tryptophan, found in turkey, is responsible for the sleepy feeling one gets after the big meal. Well, new research completed at the University of Cambridge focused on the post prandial effects of different macronutrients has found it may be the carbohydrates, rather than the proteins …

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