Nutrition Information

I’ve been a registered dietitian for over a decade and love sharing what I know. My favorite part of being a registered dietitian is helping people identify and reach their health goals. Looking for nutrition inspiration? Browse the posts below for a collection of nutrition tips and facts.


Breakfast and Weight Loss: The Facts
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Breakfast and Weight Loss: The Facts

Should you skip breakfast to lose weight, as some recent articles suggest? Not so fast! Let’s take a closer look at the controversy surrounding this topic. The Controversy As with many hot-off-the-presses nutrition claims backed by “real” science, this breakfast-vilifying conclusion is perfect for stoking discussion (great) and for generating grabby headlines that mislead readers…

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Five Things I’m Loving Lately, Part 6

Giveaway winner at end of post! (1) The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are not here yet; they will be published later this year. In the meantime, you — yes, YOU — have the power to give your opinion on the work-in-progress. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently released a scientific report designed to keep…

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What is Clean Eating?

Recently, I gave a nutrition talk to a women’s club. I’ve done these sort of talks before, and I have them mapped out with the precision of a sleepy Monday morning commuter attempting to jam her subway pass into a vending machine (which is to say, rather loosely – I prefer to leave room for…

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Why I Love National Nutrition Month

1. The awesome catchphrases. The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Catchy, yes no? Most people choose foods based on taste rather than nutrition, and this choice makes sense. Fortunately, you can have it both ways, and that’s what this year’s theme is all about. Start with…

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Five Things I’m Loving Lately, Part 5

1. FDA stance on artificial trans fats. Many of us have heard about the Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not GRAS (generally recognized as safe). Partially hydrogenated oils are the main dietary source of trans fat in foods like prepackaged baked items, crackers, and baking mixes. This is huge…

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How to Cook a Perfect Stir Fry

I love stir fries. They’re quick and easy, you can add tons of veggies, and they taste great over brown rice seasoned with turmeric and cardamom. You can go from ingredients to finished dish in fifteen minutes. They’re perfect for using up extra leftovers. What’s not to love? Still, this tasty dish often isn’t the…

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A Weighty Matter

Today, I’d like to talk about a subject I’ve never discussed on THIH: weight. I hesitated writing this post because there’s a lot of sensitivity surrounding the subject. As I wrote in my FAQ, I feel our society has too much of a fixation on weight. For both women AND men, there exist strong external…

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Stay Healthy While Flying

G’day, readers! As predicted in my last post, I had a lovely weekend with my dad and sister in beautiful, bright, bonny Colorado. Yes, Colorado is a series of adjectives starting with the letter “B”. I won’t go into detail about the trip (check out this post for five reasons why I love Colorado), but…

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Monday Munchies, Part 3

There’s one thing I’ve learned that makes mornings easier. Especially Monday mornings. The THIH breakfast principle: Choose something light and energizing for breakfast, and stick with it. Taking all the guesswork out of breakfast means you’ll get out the door faster and still be properly fueled. For those who like variety (like me) set up…

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Food Service and the Dietitian

Doesn’t that sound like a great name for a rock band? In non-rock band-related topics: can you believe at this time last year, I was in China? Time flies when you’re learning how to be a dietitian! To relive my China adventures, live scorpions and all, click here. In non-rock and non-China-related topics: I have…

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What’s Up, Jessie? … and a Book Review!

Hi everyone! LTNT: long time, no type! So what have I been doing the last few weeks instead of blogging? A selection: (1) Enjoying two smoked Thanksgiving turkeys (yes, TWO) – Peter-prepared, of course. He wanted to compare a turkey smoked in an electrical smoker to a Big Green Egg-smoked turkey. Don’t ask me why….

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FNCE Gave Me a Sore Back

Hi, everyone!  I’m back from my birthday weekend (Nov. 6) at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Boston and I had a blast! I met so many interesting dietitians and other health professionals. I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve learned at the conference. But first, birthday celebrations! Peter’s aunt…

The Always and the Sometimes
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The Always and the Sometimes

Food, that is! Thanks to all of you for your insightful healthy living tips! I covered some of the healthy living basics in my last post, but you certainly picked up the slack. I’ve compiled all of your tips in the “Reader Tips” tab under “Simple Tips for Healthy Living“. Check it out to see…