• Yogurt in the mix: Guiding Kids to better habits

    I had the privilege of listening live to the symposium “Yogurt as a vehicle of healthy eating in children” at the recent NUTRIMAD 2018, a public health nutrition conference held

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  • Nutrition In A Box

    For the past several years, I have had the immense pleasure of working with the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute to further their community outreach mission. I worked with a

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  • Growing Kids and Veggies

    It’s no secret that I love edible gardening. Growing up on a farm, I was exposed to gardens and fields when I was literally just a sprout. I’m convinced that’s

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  • Feeding the Young Athlete

    Kids were made for movement. Youth sports, dancing, biking, climbing, jumping and active play all contribute to better overall health and fitness, motor skill development, a healthy weight and even

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  • The “Rule of 3” for a Better Breakfast

    Mix and match your way to a high performance breakfast! Most kids and adults fall short when it comes to eating enough whole fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Breakfast provides

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Feeding Our Tiny Gut Friends

Trillions of tiny bacteria live inside our intestinal tract. Scientists are learning more all the time about how these friendly gut bacteria play a major role in our health. Our digestive tract hosts a fascinating kingdom of bacteria known as the microbiome. The human microbiome is a complex ecosystem comprised of trillions of bacteria which keep our digestive processes running

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The Whole Story of Yogurt

As a dietitian, I have the habit of breaking foods down based on their nutrient contributions.  For example, I might point out to my patients that lentils are a great source of iron and folate or strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C or yogurt provides calcium. But as nutrition science evolves, we now understand that this is an

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