Author Archives: Sehawks

Simple Substitutions: Baking Edition

    Everyone loves preparing and snacking on homemade treats– but they all seem to be so unhealthy, with too much sugar and too few nutrients! There are some simple substitutions that can be made in order to maintain the same delicious … Continue reading

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Habits to Help Eat Less Without Feeling Like It

Use a smaller plate:     Plate sizes have increased significantly in past years. The average dinner plate in the 1960’s was 8 inches in diameter, followed by 10” in the 80’s, and now today’s dinner plates are a whopping 12 inches! … Continue reading

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Eating the Rainbow

   One of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy diet is to stick to balance and moderation. Even within the realm of vegetables, there is a huge variety of nutrients– luckily, the colors can give a clue to what their … Continue reading

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What do Those Nutrient Content Claims Mean?

   You’ve likely noticed that food packaging is often covered with statements advertising things like “Low-fat!”, “All Natural!”, or “High-fiber!”. But what exactly does that mean? What defines “low”, “high”, “rich in…”, or “good source of…”, etc? How are these claims … Continue reading

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How to Read Food Labels Efficiently

    Food labels are important, because everybody should know what they’re eating. Unfortunately reading every word of every label is easier said than done, unless you want to reserve all day for your grocery shopping trip. For the average person, there … Continue reading

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Tricks to Estimating Food Portions

    One would think that it would be easy to look at a food and determine how much is a reasonable portion to eat. Unfortunately, that perspective has skewed over the years; as of 2012, the average restaurant meal size and … Continue reading

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Food to Go

    When you’re running around all day, it’s easy to get stuck away from home without access to healthy snacks when the hunger hits. To avoid having to resort to processed vending machine or convenience store food, try keeping a couple … Continue reading

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The Importance of Greens on St. Patrick’s Day

    Everyone knows the importance of eating the rainbow (no, Skittles don’t count!) every day, but St. Patrick’s Day brings one particular color to mind. Dark green vegetables have more nutritional value per calorie than any other food group. They’re a … Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month

    The National Nutrition Month is an educational campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Of course, healthy eating and exercising … Continue reading

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American Heart Month

      Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and is linked to 1 in 4 deaths. Luckily, heart disease can often be prevented or improved through healthy lifestyle changes and careful monitoring of one’s health … Continue reading

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