Nutrition

  • Simple and Healthy Fourth of July Party Food Ideas

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Friday, July 2, 2021 The 4th of July holiday weekend is upon us, and for many, it is a time to gather and eat. Summer, in general, is a great time to experiment with fresh fruit and vegetables. Even cooking methods are different in the summer as you don't want to heat up the house by turning on the oven.

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  • Hydrating Foods & Summer Heat

    posted by Jenna Walsh on Thursday, June 10, 2021 Summer is here and the weather is attesting to the fact. As we approach 90-degree temperatures for the next couple of weeks, it reminds us of the importance of hydration. Since the majority of our bodies consist of water, it is extremely important to consume adequate fluids to help our body systems run more effectively.

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  • Healthy Eating Patterns that Work Best for You

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Monday, March 29, 2021 Developing a healthful eating pattern is not one-size-fits-all. When you find a way to make nutrition recommendations fit with your likes and priorities, it is more likely to be something you can continue long-term. In March, the Academy focuses attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. This year's theme, Personalize Your Plate, promotes creating nutritious meals to meet individuals' cultural and personal food preferences.

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  • Adding Variety of Nutritious Foods to Your Diet Daily

    posted by Carla van Holsteijn, RDN, LD on Monday, March 22, 2021 Eating a variety of nutritious foods every day is important by helping us make informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. Spencer Hospital's Registered Dietitian, Carla van Holsteijn, helps us learn the importance of having variety in our diets in order for us to receive all the important nutrients that we need to stay healthy.

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  • Personalize Your Plate: Gauge Your Hunger

    posted by Jenna Walsh on Friday, March 12, 2021 March is National Nutrition Month with this year's theme being “Personalize Your Plate.” It is important to tailor your health and nutritional needs to what works best for your routine, which is often why individuals are unsuccessful in their “diet” attempts.

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