Nutritious Dietary Patterns
Dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) are the combinations and quantities of food and beverages consumed over time. Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a plant-based dietary pattern is more health-promoting than the current average U.S. diet. However, a “plant-based” eating patterns doesn’t mean only plants; pairing high-quality protein foods, like eggs, with plants is essential for the synthesis and maintenance of muscle tissue, and for achieving optimal vitamin and mineral intakes.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three healthy eating patterns, all of which include eggs. But what are the sample eating patterns, and what are the key differences between them?
To learn more about healthy eating patterns, including those recommended in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, and how eggs fit within those patterns, explore the following PowerPoint, and feel free to share it with friends!
Healthy Eating Patterns: How do Eggs Fit?
With back-to-school season looming, we all need solutions to get into the routine.
Here’s one: these soft and chewy, super-filling Cherry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars.
These easy, make-ahead bars are perfect for busy mornings. They freeze beautifully and can be grabbed to go. Microwave for only a few seconds for a warm breakfast. Continue reading “Cherry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars – A Back-to-School Solution”
The three words ‘back to school’ can bring a shudder or relief to many families about now. With the pressure of readying for back to school time comes grocery shopping and meal planning around tight schedules. If you knew for certain breakfast was the daily meal providing the most nutrients what might you change? Continue reading “Back to School”
Featured article in the Summer 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Chris Barry, PA-C, MMSC
It’s hard to believe, but back-to-school time is already upon us. As parents scramble to obtain all the necessary school supplies, it is important for clinicians to discuss healthy nutritional strategies with our patients. Breakfast, the most overlooked meal, is where I like to start. Many of my patients don’t feel that breakfast is important, and would rather get a few minutes of extra sleep. Studies have repeatedly shown that large numbers of children skip breakfast every day.1
Continue reading “Prioritizing Breakfast: Practical Back-to-School Advice”
As parents prepare to send their children back to school, they often think about the essentials – new school backpack, supplies or even new clothes. But do enough parents think about arming their child with a nutritious breakfast? Research shows that children who eat breakfast may have better concentration in the classroom and overall improved health and well-being.1
Below is a variety of resources and information that highlight the importance of breakfast and help families incorporate it into busy weekday routines:
- Rampersaud GC, et al. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105:743-760.
Are you in need of a makeover? Instead of updating your wardrobe or hair color, consider a look that features olive oil, salmon and legumes. May is Mediterranean Diet month, and healthy lifestyle choices are on trend. Continue reading “A Mediterranean Makeover”