Sugar is a sly fox…

Sugar is sneaky and can be found in all sorts of unlikely places. Many people religiously avoid sugar, by skipping dessert, not drinking soda, and keeping no sweets in the house; however, they may be inadvertently consuming sugar in other less obvious places. Reading food labels is essential! Here are […]

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Getting Kids into the Kitchen

Nothing makes me happier than receiving photos and videos from the parents of my students “recreating” some of the recipes we make together in our sessions. Getting our kids into the kitchen and having them involved in the preparation and selection of their meals and snacks is hands down the […]

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Food and Mood

We are reading so much this past 18 months about the rise in depression rates due to the Covid pandemic. Even more disturbing is that the group most impacted is the 18-25 year old age group, which has a 41% surge in depression and anxiety. In my opinion, we are […]

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Stress Management–easier said than done

  I hate to throw around the term “burnout”, but after the past year, I think it is wholly appropriate. When we think about managing stress, we generally consider a situation that has a “finite” amount of time: being new at a challenging job, starting college, having an injury, or […]

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Everyone’s Favorite Snack

When you are trying to come up with an after-school snack that kids will enjoy, the possibilities are endless. But what if you want the snack to be healthy, gluten free, dairy free, high in protein, and easy enough for kids to make THEMSELVES? Now the choices become a bit […]

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National Nutrition Month

  March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate”. The goal is for people to customize their diet based on their individual needs, rather than following a program in a book or one that is trending on the internet. These personal needs include your health […]

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It IS easy being green…

My intention for 2021 is to switch my family and clients to a predominantly plant-based diet. You do not need to say “adios” to your Tuesday Taco night–I did not say a Vegetarian diet, or throw away your favorite leather boots–I did not say a Vegan diet either. So what […]

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Rethinking Your Winter Workouts…

While I am a big fan of spending some time outdoors EVERY DAY, exercising outside in the winter months can be tricky. We have all had our hands or feet get wet while skiing or sledding, which can lead to frostbite, or at least a very painful couple hours apres […]

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