Smart Choices

Smart Choices is more than just a dining location on campus. It’s an avenue for our Nutritional Wellness Program. This program creates and implements additional elements for students and staff members on campus with specific nutritional needs. Smart choices defines general and individualized opportunities through the department’s registered dietitian (that’s me), our web based program and onsite,…

The Coconut Oil Craze

I am sure by now that at some point you’ve heard someone raving about all the supposed health benefits of coconut oil. From lowering bad cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease, and burning fat it seems that every time I get on social media there is someone who is claiming that these are…

Eat the Rainbow; Taste the Rainbow

 We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is important. In fact, I remember my parents always telling me “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” just to get me to eat fruit. The truth is that an apple a day won’t keep the doctor away, but including a lot of different fruits and…

Weight Loss Begins Here

There are several areas to work on with weight loss in mind, such as drinking more water, eating lower fat foods, controlling portions, and exercising. Lifestyle changes are an effective way to lose pounds and inches while using obtainable, sustainable strategies. Making small changes in your daily routine will help change the body over time….

Going Greek in the Kitchen

Greek yogurt has quickly taken over the health world in many American homes and restaurants. It first appeared as a tangy new breakfast food, but has now made both sweet and savory appearances throughout the day. Greek yogurt has 38% less sodium, 40% less sugar, and more than 2x the amount of protein than traditional yogurt. Why wouldn’t…