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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  It’s that time of year… the start of the slippery slope into the Holiday season. Yup, I said it! You know the drill, eat too much candy on Halloween, oops here’s Thanksgiving, then one blink it’s Christmas and suddenly our pants aren’t quite fitting so well. BUT this year we can join together to… Continue reading »

Recording Now Available  Nutrition Decisions Webinar – MED Instead of MEDS for Better Health Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist, NC State University Can the Mediterranean Diet help prevent chronic diseases? What IS the Mediterranean Diet? Dr. Carolyn Dunn discussed benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and how to make simple swaps to your everyday meals. She… Continue reading »

The 2016 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join… Continue reading »

You might already think this is a crazy blog post before reading it. But hear me out. Avocado desserts are delicious. Yes, really! Avocados create creamy, healthier desserts and you wouldn’t even know they are in there. In fact, all of these recipes I am about to share were given to groups of unsuspecting people… Continue reading »

 Nutrition Decisions Webinar – MED Instead of MEDS for Better Health Putting Delicious Back on the Menu Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist, NC State University What is the Mediterranean Diet? How can it help me prevent chronic diseases? What are simple food swaps I can make? She will also announce the new… 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 »

Happy Birthday, America! 4th of July Weekend is upon us, and that means cookouts, family, and celebrations. How do you continue to eat smart at a potluck? Or when there is an apple pie staring at you? Here are a few tips (and healthy 4th of July recipes!). Don’t go to the cookout, potluck, or… Continue reading »

I didn’t want to title this blog “How to Start a Garden” because that already sounds too complicated. I don’t have time. I don’t know how to “garden”. I don’t have a green thumb. But I know vegetables need soil, water and sunlight. So let’s start there! Two years ago, I started with a small… Continue reading »

Summer is here! That means lots of fabulous options at the farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables galore. And blueberries. There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of fresh summer berries. And now I was in need of something to do with all these blueberries. You have probably heard, seen, or tasted the trendy… 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 »