Nutrition-wise blog

  1. June 18, 2014

    Eating for eye health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    Carrots aren't the only food that helps protect vision and prevent eye diseases. See what else to eat for eye health.

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  2. May 29, 2014

    For your health make it a habit to get adequate sleep

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. and Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    Inadequate sleep doesn't just make you cranky, over time it also increases your risk of health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity.

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  3. May 22, 2014

    Break free from osteoporosis

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Are you at risk of osteoporosis? Find out and learn how to lower your risk.

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  4. May 13, 2014

    Is it time to update the '5 a Day' advice?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Aim higher for good health. Seven servings of vegetables and fruits offer greater benefits.

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  5. May 9, 2014

    New food labels: Calories and serving sizes to change

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Should the serving size on food labels be changed to reflect the fact that Americans eat more today than they did 20 years ago?

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  6. April 25, 2014

    Make prevention a habit

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Regular health screening are an important part of staying healthy. Ask your doctor which screening tests you need based on your history and risk factors.

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  7. April 17, 2014

    Waist size may be a predictor of life expectancy

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    What is your waistline telling you? Get a measuring tape and find out if your waist circumference is in a range associated with shorter life expectancy.

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  8. April 11, 2014

    A bright light in the obesity statistics

    What factors contributed to the decline in obesity among low-income preschoolers from 2008 through 2011? And what can we learn from this trend?

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  9. April 3, 2014

    Heartburn medicines may be linked with vitamin B-12 deficiency

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    Acid-controlling medications may do more than prevent heartburn. They may also interfere with vitamin B-12 absorption.

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  10. March 21, 2014

    Get in the habit of paying attention to portion sizes

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Want to get a handle on your weight? Start by understanding and controlling portion sizes.

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