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Nutrition Unscrambled

New Diabetes Materials by ENC and Joslin Diabetes Center

ENC has partnered with Joslin Diabetes Center to create a set of new nutrition education materials “Eating Well with Diabetes” for health care professionals and patients. These tools are housed in our Patient and Client Education Materials section of our website. Also, if you’re looking for additional information on recent diabetes news, see  the post by Amy Campbell, MS, RD,LDN, …

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I’ll Take My Folate…Sunny Side Up

Today’s post is from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin.  He is also a member of ENC’s …

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Celebrating The 4th Of July Independent of Guilt

Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2013? With Fourth of July right around the corner, many people will be hosting or attending holiday picnics and barbecues with a plentiful spread of hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes, snack foods, tasty desserts and more. The calories can add up quickly while partaking in a little festive …

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Approaching the End of National Men’s Health Month

Today’s post comes from Chris Barry, PA-C, MMSc. Barry is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and currently serves as the Medical Liaison from the American Academy of Physician Assistants to the …

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Beneficial Vitamin B6

  There are many reasons to consume adequate amounts of B6 in your diet. Like the rest of the B-complex vitamins, B6 is water soluble and cannot be stored by your body, so it’s important to replenish your body’s supply of the vitamin on a daily basis to reap its many health benefits, including: Greater …

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First Day of Summer: Summer Vegetables to Pair with Eggs

Today’s blog post is written by Nawal Al-Nouri, ENC’s Dietetic Intern. Nawal studies Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will be eligible to sit for the RD exam in December of 2013. She maintains a balanced lifestyle by staying active and exposing herself to new ideas, and enjoys cooking and …

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The Multi-Functional Egg

Today’s blog post is written by Nawal Al-Nouri, ENC’s Dietetic Intern. Nawal studies Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will be eligible to sit for the RD exam in December of 2013. She maintains a balanced lifestyle by staying active and exposing herself to new ideas, and enjoys cooking and …

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Focus on Thiamine

The benefits of thiamine (or thiamin), a water soluble vitamin also known as Vitamin B1, are often overlooked despite the nutrient’s importance in bodily function. Thiamin is one of the essential nutrients the body must have to convert carbohydrates  into energy, making it beneficial when the body is trying to combat stress. It also plays …

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School’s Out: Balancing Kids’ Lunchtime with MyPlate

Today’s blog post is written by Nawal Al-Nouri, ENC’s Dietetic Intern. Nawal studies Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will be eligible to sit for the RD exam in December of 2013. She maintains a balanced lifestyle by staying active and exposing herself to new ideas, and enjoys cooking and …

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The Benefits of Snacking Mindfully

Some people trying to lose weight view snacking as a taboo, believing it is something they must cut out in order to achieve their weight loss goals. However, if a snack is carefully planned, it is a great way to pre-empt hunger, add beneficial nutrients and fuel the body to recover from physical activity and …

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