3 Things I Learned Working with People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities | Food & Nutrition

Photo courtesy of Ohlesbeauxjours/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images Have you ever considered working with people who have developmental disabilities? Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, or IDD, are characterized by impairments in communication, social interaction and self-care abilities due to the presence of a (typically) congenital disorder which affects physical, intellectual and/or emotional development. IDD includes several conditions such […]

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Bacon, Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Egg Muffins | Food & Nutrition

Photo by Tawnie Kroll, RDN We like to keep things interesting with breakfast around here. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of having the same few breakfast favorites, but the variety of nutrients and versatility eggs provide makes breakfast fun! Did you know…. Eggs are a universal food and an important part of […]

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6 Summer Produce Picks to Enjoy this Season | Food & Nutrition

zi3000/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images School is out, the sun is shining, farmers markets are open and summer produce is here! We all hear the phrases “eat local” and “eat in season” quite often these days, but it can be a tough task when you’re forced to do all of your food shopping at the supermarket […]

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6 GERD Diet Mistakes to Avoid | Food & Nutrition

Tharakorn/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images When acid reflux becomes more common than occasional heartburn, it is what is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. So if you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, your doctor has probably told you to limit or avoid citrus, chocolate, coffee, tea, mint, onions, garlic and spicy foods — they may have […]

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Having Good Wholesome Fun with Apple Carrot Muffins | Food & Nutrition

Photo by Cindy Gay, RDN, LD There’s no denying my senior friends love to have fun, and after a noon water aerobics class, they’re ready to eat. A baggie of these mini muffins might do the trick and bring a smile. They are 100-percent whole-wheat, have half as much sugar as the original recipe, with […]

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How to Manage Food Cravings for Sweet or Salty Favorites | Food & Nutrition

GlobalStock/E+/Getty Images A lot of people I know are stressed out by food cravings. They ask how to stop craving sweets or how to lose weight when they’re craving all their favorite foods. This is something I have some experience with — both as a registered dietitian nutritionist and has a human being. Of course, […]

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