Plenty of Reasons to Go Plant-Based: Exploring the Evidence

Plant-Based: From vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, and everything in between – are any of these diets right for me?
I was recently interviewed by the Johnson City Press about the rise in Vegan diets across the country. […]

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Pack a Healthy, Hassle-Free Lunch – Tips & Tricks for You and Your Family

Summer is coming to a close! There is a whirlwind of chaos coming right around the corner as the new school year approaches – Are you prepared?

Take advantage of the summer months to plan […]

By |August 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s So Super About Superfoods?

Ah, Superfoods! From acai to pomegranate juice, blueberries to kale salad, this label has landed on a wide-range of common and exotic grocery store products and restaurant menu items in recent years. But what exactly […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Branch Out with Olive Oil and More! Navigating the World of Oils

All oils are not created equal, but an explosion of oils on the market in recent years has left many consumers at a loss. Knowing some basic information can help you make the best choice […]

By |April 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy National Nutrition Month – Learn Why I Became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!

March is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month – and March 8th is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

“Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status […]

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It’s Time to Talk About It: Eating Disorder Awareness with Monique Richard, MS, RDN, LDN

“Spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association, the goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness (#NEDAwareness) Week is to shine the spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of Personalized, Integrative Nutrition

Integrative Nutrition puts all the components together.
From the knowledge attained as a registered dietitian nutritionist to the many components of integrative and functional medicine — an Integrative RDN combines it — and takes it a step […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Treat Yourself to a Healthier Halloween

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the spooky spectacle that is Halloween! But if you’re concerned about going overboard with the treats this year, have no fear! 
 

While snacking on Halloween candy can […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spice Up Your Life…With Spices! From Monique Richard, MS, RDN, LDN

Ah, spices! Known for adding flavor, warmth, color, and variety to our food, science has now shown that many of our favorite spices hold potent health-promoting properties as well.

The benefits of spices include blood-glucose […]

By |August 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food Safety Tips for Summer Fun

Summer is in full-swing and it’s the perfect time for outdoor cookouts, dinner parties, and picnics. But without taking the proper precautions, the combination of leisurely summer get-togethers and the hot weather can create the […]

By |July 10th, 2016|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make 2016 Your Year of Mindful Eating

How about adding some mindfulness into your new year’s resolutions for 2016? Being mindful and present, especially with the food you eat, can help you alter habits, perceptions, and attitudes. Research has shown even our […]

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Share the “First Wealth of Health” for #GivingTuesday

We are now in the throes of the holiday season and all of the excess eating, shopping, drinking that comes with it!

Today, Tuesday December 1, 2015 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy Eating During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is nearly upon us! With all the joy, warmth, and family and friends this brings, for many people the holidays can also be a time of stress and anxiety. Holiday meals and […]

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“Eat Well America!” It’s American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, and the American Diabetes Association has declared this year’s theme “Eat Well, America!”
Did you know every 19 seconds someone in this country is diagnosed with Type II Diabetes? Nearly 10% […]

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The Benefits of Yoga

As an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I think it is critical to be well-versed in three areas: the clinical/medical nutrition therapy aspect, practical culinary/cooking/shopping/preparation application, and the physical activity wellness/life balance component.
I have been practicing yoga for nearly […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Energy and Excercise, Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized, YOGA|Comments Off on The Benefits of Yoga

Fad Diets: What’s Next?

I keep a journal of the questions I am asked daily (to be turned into a book one day, stay tuned!)
Often dietitians encounter assumptions about nutrition and topic-related questions that may not have a factual […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fad Diets: What’s Next?

The Power of Small Gestures: Reflections on a Recent Trip to Haiti

As part of my work with the Azil Foundation, a small not-for profit organization focused on medical, nutrition and educational support in northern Haiti, a couple weeks ago I traveled, for the second time, to Cap […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Power of Small Gestures: Reflections on a Recent Trip to Haiti

“Brown-Bag” Lunches: A Simple Way to Good Nutrition

It’s time once again for the yellow buses to fire up their engines and backpacks to be loaded with all the goodness that school brings!

While parents are either crying tears of joy or sadness at […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Brown-Bag” Lunches: A Simple Way to Good Nutrition

So-y Confusing:

The Low-Down on the Safety of Soy Foods
In the last couple of years, the soybean and soy foods have been greeted with a health halo. Yet, the public often worries that this nutrient-rich plant is dangerous and […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on So-y Confusing:

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean Diet is really a testament to eating local, fresh, and proportionate to nutritional needs.
The geographical areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea (think Italy, France, Spain, Morocco) were difficult to farm due to challenging terrain […]

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Sumptuous Summer Smoothies for Joint Health

Are you suffering from joint pain?
Smoothies can be a convenient and tasty way to “up the ante” nutrition-wise in your diet, and may provide nutrients to support the health of your bones and joints.
This month […]

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Top 5 Reasons to See an Integrative RDN

But first check out my previous post What Do Integrative Dietitian Nutritionists Do?

1.)    We’re here to help and listen. We don’t judge you for the choices you make, we work to educate you, find interventions, […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized, YOGA|Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to See an Integrative RDN

Do Physicians Need Nutrition Education?

Why Dietitians and Doctors Must Work Together
The state of nutrition education in medical schools is pretty grim, and several recent news stories have brought to light the reality of how little nutrition training med students […]

By |July 11th, 2015|Food and Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Physicians Need Nutrition Education?