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Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN

While the end of daylight savings may set in the winter doldrums for some, the bright side (yes, pun intended) is an opportunity to switch up your exercise routine.   While the sunrise was at 7:43am, it is now at 6:44am, which means an extra hour of sunlight in the mornings.  This is great news for… Continue reading »

I recently heard a story on NPR about the rise of the groceraunt, defined as a blend between a grocery store and a restaurant, that has become quite trendy especially among millennials.  Contrary to what we teach in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes when we discuss the… Continue reading »

As part of my work, I help develop nutrition content for our programs, most recently the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program.   Whenever I am developing sample menus for breakfast, I naturally include breakfast items that include the three components that are covered in the Start Smart lesson of this program:  whole grain, fruit,… Continue reading »

I have limited hand-eye coordination. I am terrified of fast moving balls. And honestly, I lack the fierce competitive spirit it takes to play in team sports. I can, however, put one foot in front of the other. That is how I got into running. I had to take a lifetime fitness class in college… Continue reading »

I have developed a new found love for Brussels Sprouts ever since I became an adult, but I do remember not liking them as a kid.  They have a strong smell and the way that I was served them when I was younger was frozen and then boiled = MUSHY! These Brussels Sprouts will turn… Continue reading »

I have been hearing a lot about breakfast not living up the hype… resulting in breakfast bashing!  As a lover of breakfast food, really any time of the day, I felt that I needed to rush to defend my beloved breakfast.  A study out of the University of Alabama showed that weight loss is not… Continue reading »

BBQ’d Sea Scallops with Stir-Fried Grilled Corn and Pea Shoots (423 Calories) The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less curriculum puts significant emphasis on cooking and eating more meals at home. We emphasize it because people that cook and eat more meals at home are more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy weight than… Continue reading »