Nutrition

  • Healthy Holiday Nutrition Tips

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 The holiday season is usually packed full of parties, shopping, decorating, extra errands and, of course, eating! It can be hard to see a way to get through this time without gaining weight. But, with a little planning ahead, you can.

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  • Nutritional Benefits of the Sweet Potato

    posted by Jenna Walsh on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse; loaded with iron, calcium, selenium, vitamin C, and majority of B vitamins. Spencer Hospital's Nutritionist, Jenna Walsh, goes into detail of the nutritional benefis for sweet potatoes in addition to providing an easy recipe for preparing this starchy vegetable.

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  • Getting Your Kids in the Kitchen

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 School has officially ended for the summer and many parents are looking for activities to keep their kids occupied. Getting your kids in the kitchen can not only keep them busy but help them learn valuable skills. You will help improve self-esteem, increase creativity and problem solving, and decrease picky eating. Research shows that kids involved in growing and cooking their own food are less picky eaters. You can use cooking to teach them in other subjects as well.

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  • Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Monday, May 4, 2020 Spencer Hospital's Registered Dietitian, Darlene DeWitt, provides us with a few delicious recipes to help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

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  • Meal Planning & Tips to Fill Your Pantry While Practicing Social Distancing

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Are you trying to eat well without having to go to the grocery store several times a week? This is definitely a concern for everyone as you are trying to practice social distancing or even self-isolating if you have been sick. You don't have to put healthful eating on the back burner; this is the time to take good care of yourself and give your body the food that it needs to stay healthy.

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