Monthly Archives: March 2013

Be Alert for Diabetes!

Each year on the 4th Tuesday of March, public health experts remind us that it’s American Diabetes Alert Day. On this day people are encouraged to find out if they are at risk for diabetes. Why? Because diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, and amputations. It […]

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Eat Early for Better Weight Control

New research suggests that in addition to balancing calorie intake with calories burned to maintain a healthy weight, the timing of your meals may matter. In a large scale prospective study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in collaboration with the University of Murcia and Tufts University, 420 overweight study participants who followed […]

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March 13th is Registered Dietitian Day!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics proudly announces the sixth annual Registered Dietitian Day. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians just like me are committed to improving the health of others. Registered Dietitian Day commemorates the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.  Who is […]

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Muscle Up As You Age with Omega 3’s

Getting older? Then, you may want to consider taking fish oil supplements. Fish oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and known for their cardiovascular health benefits. Now new research suggests omega 3s may help you hold on to muscle as you age, an important factor for maintaining mobility and independence in your “golden […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

It’s time to celebrate your love of food!  That’s right March is National Nutrition Month, the month Registered Dietitian’s (just like me) want you and everyone we know to focus their attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s National Nutrition Month® 2013 theme, […]

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