Help the Environment With Your Fork & Spoon

Hopefully, as a responsible inhabitant of this unbelievably awesome planet you do your best to be mindful about your role in the environment. When asked how individuals help the environment, the most common answer is through recycling – which is a very honorable practice and I highly encourage it! However, there is so much more…

PDCAAS & Protein Digestibility

In an attempt to be educated consumers, there are key spots we tend to check on nutrition labels. One of the first stops on our gaze’s trip down the label is the amount of protein. While protein is an essential building block for tissue and an integral part of nearly every physiological reaction in our…

Breakfast Smoothies: Break the Boring Breakfast Routine

The term “Breakfast” is aptly named because with this meal you are breaking the ~8 hour fast your body went through while you were asleep. In this time, your brain has used up a large chunk of its energy supply and will be looking to replace it. This is why getting breakfast in the morning…

Healthy Snacking (Presentation)

The following presentation is for Family Night at my local Head Start program, in conjunction with a snack preparation demonstration. Please feel free to contact me with questions or use this information for your own demonstration purposes. Enjoy!

Live Below the Line Challenge

1.2 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE BELOW THE EXTREME POVERTY LINE. That’s four times the population of the United States spending less than $1.50 per day on food and drink*. Could you do it? During April and May, pick five days when you will spend just $1.50 per day on food and drink and send the money…

Inflammation: A Silent Battle Inside Your Body

Is your body currently fighting a silent battle with inflammation – or do you just not have enough information to know how to listen? What is inflammation? Inflammation is your body’s response to irritation or injury. The body perceives a threat to a tissue and so the immune system comes to the rescue by mobilizing…

How-To Guide: Dealing with a Picky Eating Toddler

Toddler parents of all different backgrounds and walks of life can be united in this shared mealtime frustration – appeasing their picky eaters. Picky eaters come in all shapes and sizes and on a spectrum of fussiness. Toddlers are just discovering their place in the world, their likes, and their dislikes and it can be…

IN-Credible Sources: Avoiding Online Nutrition Misinformation

We live in a time of great data privilege. Never before has so much information been so accessible to a human being as it is to us right now! Everyday hundreds of ads, posts, articles, reviews, reports, and journals of all kinds flash across our screens. They may be shared by a trusted friend or…

Food is Fuel: Ditching the Idea of Dieting

To the average person, it is no question that diet and emotions play a never-ending game of cat and mouse in their lives. A sudden bout of inspiration (say, a New Year Resolution?) may spur an entirely revamped health-food kick, or maybe a demotion at work could inspire an all-sugar, no nutrient spiral. No more…

The Nutrition Basics of Breastfeeding

Many mothers agree that there are few moments more precious or bonding to them in the beginning of their baby’s life than the experience of breastfeeding. The knowledge that your body is continuing to provide your child with the nutrients that are keeping it alive is a beautiful thing, and if you are faced with…