Fruits and vegetables

Nutrition to support your immune system

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN Now is a great time emphasize the crucial role nutrition plays in immune function. We may be overwhelmed by messages and advertising for products to boost our immune system, but our bodies are uniquely designed to fight foreign invaders without outside help. Having the right building blocks on board will…

Active kids playing in the leaves

Increasing physical activity with your kids

By Erin Caraher RDN, CDN Physical activity is important for people of all ages, but especially for children. It promotes growth and development, strong bones and muscles, endurance and helps them maintain a healthy weight. Research has also shown that moderate to vigorous activity helps boost children’s critical thinking skills, grade point averages and standardized…

Foods to eat for a healthier heart

Put your best fork forward – eating your way to a healthier heart

Cardiovascular disease now affects nearly half of all American adults. But did you know that one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal in the fight against heart disease is actually your fork? What you choose to eat every day plays a big role in your heart health and can impact your risk for…

exercise to manage Type 2 diabetes

Get moving to help manage your Type 2 diabetes

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disease that affects the way the body utilizes glucose (sugar), which is the essential fuel our body needs to function and survive. Insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas, is necessary to help deliver glucose to our cells.…