Nutrition Tips for Ramadan

April 8th, 2021

By Ambreen Bano Imran Dietitians may get asked questions from their Muslim clients on how to eat while fasting. It becomes obligatory for Muslims to fast during this month except for children, sick, pregnant, and breastfeeding women and the elderly.  What is Ramadan? The Islamic months follow a lunar calendar, and each month begins and […]

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Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Your Gut Health

April 6th, 2021

By: Helen Agresti RDN Your gut microbiome plays a major role in your overall health.  What is a microbiome?  It’s a community of microorganisms and their genes living in an environment.  Plants, animals, soils, and oceans also have their own microbiomes.  The largest microbial population in the human body is located in your colon or […]

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Foods for Eye Health

March 30th, 2021

By Lyndi Wieand, RDN, LDN March is Save Your Vision Month! Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes need nutrients too. Adding foods rich in certain nutrients can help preserve your vision and prevent some eye diseases. The best way to get all the vitamins needed to protect your eyes is through eating […]

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Addressing Food Insecurity in Immigrant Populations at Food Banks

March 28th, 2021

By Ambreen Bano Imran After moving to the United States, immigrants face many challenges, such as lack of employment, housing insecurity, and limited social capital. Unable to find jobs, most immigrants suffer from food insecurity and have to rely on food banks. Though food banks cater to varied populations, it is impossible to cater to […]

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Don’t Let your Fridge Become a Vegetable Graveyard: Three Tips to Reduce Food Waste at Home 

March 24th, 2021

by Judy Matusky, RDN, LDN and Taylor Dimmerling The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that American households throw away about 338 pounds of food each year (1). We all start our week with good intentions. We read the food blogs, assemble some fast and easy dinner recipes, stock up on fruits and veggies, […]

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Five Ways to Use Up Extra Parsley

March 16th, 2021

By Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD Using up fresh herbs has been an ongoing struggle in my kitchen, but I’ve tried to be smarter and more on the ball with cutting back on this type of food waste in the past year. Here are 5 Healthy Kitchen Hacks I’ve come up with for using up fresh parsley – […]

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Why You Should Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

March 7th, 2021

By Julie Stefanski, RDN, LDN From hospitals to schools and professional sports teams to government agencies, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are everywhere. On March 10, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will honor the profession on the annual Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. Did you know that more than 4,500 RDNs work in Pennsylvania? Registered dietitian nutritionists […]

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The Role of the Dietitian in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

March 2nd, 2021

By Christina LiPuma, RDN, LDN One of the things that initially attracted me to the practice of dietetics was the myriad of settings in which a dietitian can work and truly make an impact. As I progressed through my internship, one setting really blew me away–the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). After a one-week rotation, I […]

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Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Should You Worry?

February 27th, 2021

By Jessica Bosworth, M.S. Recently the New York Times and other publications reported on toxic levels of heavy metals found in popular baby food brands. Because of widespread pollution, it is almost impossible to avoid consuming contaminated products, but does that mean the amount found in baby food is acceptable and unavoidable? The report summarizes […]

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The Locavore Experiment: Understanding Food Environment and Culture

February 23rd, 2021

By Sinan Ozyemisci When we think about the ‘natural roots of our culture,’ what is it that comes to mind? Perhaps we often think about our family traditions, our ancestors, or maybe even all of the languages our great-grandparents spoke. But do we ever think of literal roots in the soil? Do we ever think […]

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