Raya Beerbower, MRH Dietetic Intern March is National Nutrition Month®! This year’s topic from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics is “Personalize your Plate.” What does this mean exactly? That there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! Therefore, we should all tailor our favorite foods to meet our individual nutrient needs. The Academy’s website includes cuisine ideas from other cul
by Raya Beerbower, MRH Dietetic Intern The Nutrition Facts panel can be a great source of information about the food you eat. However, it may not be very clear how to decide the MOST important to focus on. Typically, I recommend looking out for saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and vitamins/minerals. Why? Because according to the American Heart Association, Eating foods that contain lots of saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. High levels of LDL cholester
Raya Beerbower, MRH Dietetic Intern There are certain nutrients that women need to include more of in their diet while pregnant. These nutrients are essential for the baby’s growth and development. They also prevent health complications from occurring in the womb and even several years after. This is why mom’s-to-be should focus on good nutrition during this time. According to the American Pregnancy Association, there a few key nutrients that help make a healthy baby and mom!