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If you want to learn about nutrition from the ground up, then you have come to the right place. This category will teach you real nutrition information, including what a carb is, why we need to drink so much water, and what vitamins and minerals are. It will also provide answers to common nutrition questions, correct nutrition myths, and keep you informed about nutrition trends, all while using evidence-based sources. This is nutrition information you can trust!

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“Celebrate a World of Flavors” with AND’s National Nutrition Month®

“Celebrate a World of Flavors” with AND’s National Nutrition Month®

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) educates consumers about good nutrition and health via their month-long celebration, National Nutrition Month.® This year’s theme – “Celebrate a World of Flavors” – reminds us that embracing the cultural foods and traditions that already shape our eating habits can contribute to a balanced diet. It also invites us to step outside of our comfort zone to learn about and try foods from other cultures. 

Create a simple balanced diet using the food groups

Create a simple balanced diet using the food groups

Maybe you want to eat better but you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Should you go ketogenic? Or vegan? Or gluten-free? What do those even mean? As a dietitian here’s what I recommend: instead of making your diet more complicated and restricted, make it simple. The easiest, most straightforward way I’ve found to improve your diet is to utilize the food groups.

Make “meatless” an opportunity, not an obstacle

Make “meatless” an opportunity, not an obstacle

Coronavirus has been impacting meat processing plants across the country, and it is likely we will see some meat shortages at the grocery store. This presents us with either an obstacle or an opportunity. It’s an obstacle if you still want to eat a variety of meat with the same frequency as you always have. It’s an opportunity if you want to experiment with meatless protein choices. I personally choose to see it as an opportunity, and I hope that you do as well.

Helena Ramadan, MS, RDN

Welcome to Spark Change Nutrition! I'm Helena, and I love sharing nutrition info, meal ideas, and strategies for balanced living.



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