Spoon full of sugar

Benefits of reducing sugar intake

By Linda Folken, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Research suggests that daily added-sugar intake for 90 percent of Americans regularly exceeds the Dietary Guidelines’ recommendation of no more than 10 percent of the total calorie intake (The American Heart Association suggests we limit added sugar to 24gms/day for women and 36gms/day for men).

Pumpkin cauliflower rice risotto

Fall for pumpkin flavors

From your Bariatric Nutrition team When fall arrives the first thing that comes to a lot of people’s minds is pumpkin, everything pumpkin. You may find yourself looking for pumpkin recipes and this pumpkin cauliflower rice risotto screams fall! The cauliflower and pumpkin amp up the nutrient density and make it a much healthier dish…

Grocery store, produce section

Feeding your family on a limited budget

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Over the past two years, tens of millions of Americans lost their jobs or saw their incomes dramatically reduced, which has led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity in the United States.1 Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a…

Meal prep

Meal prep your way to better health

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Any behavior change is hard, and it takes time, patience, and consistency. Working with patients who have struggled with weight loss and weight maintenance, I always try to emphasize that behavior change and not the scale will lead to healthy weight loss and maintenance. One behavior change…