Nutrition Education

Diet for Better Sleep

by Rachel Trevethan, MS, RD, LD

Waking up tired? Feeling fatigued and you don't know why? Dragging through the afternoon, looking for caffeine and a snack as a pick-me-up? Craving carbohydrates for a relaxing treat? For any of these complaints, it is wise to assess eating patterns since they influence energy levels gained through sleep. Influences on sleep range widely and include …

Posted by Mr. Tom Casey on Monday December 1, 2014
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Ups and Downs of the Paleo Diet

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN, author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods. 

Should we eat like our cave-dwelling ancestors? Proponents of the paleo diet seem to think so. We decided to take a closer look at this popular diet in order to determine whether or not it is actually good for your health.

To eat a paleo diet, you stick to fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and …

Posted by Mr. Tom Casey on Monday November 3, 2014
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Milk substitutes: Should you sip or skip?

Adapted from Consumer Reports, August 2014

How almond, coconut, hemp, rice, and soy milks compare with dairy

The dairy aisle might seem more crowded lately. Soy milk has been around for years, but “milk” made from nuts, seeds, grains, and coconut are gaining shelf space—and capturing the interest of consumers.

Twenty-one percent of Americans report picking up more milk …

Posted by Mr. Tom Casey on Wednesday October 1, 2014
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The Lowdown on Energy Drinks

By Lynn Grieger RDN, CDE, CPT, CWC /

It seems like we’ll eat or drink anything that will increase our lagging energy levels. Put the phrase “boost your energy” on a food or beverage, and we think, “Hey, I need that!”

Marketed to improve energy, promote weight loss, increase stamina, and boost athletic performance/mental …

Posted by Mr. Tom Casey on Monday September 1, 2014
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White Food Counts Too

By Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE

One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing people say that white food is bad and white fruits and vegetables aren’t nutrient dense. It’s time to stop judging a food by its color!

Yes, whole-grain bread and brown rice naturally contain more nutrients than white bread and white rice. But white bread and white rice aren’t without nutritional value. …

Posted by Mr. Tom Casey on Friday August 1, 2014
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