• Remaking Snacking Habits

    A winning strategy is to view snack time as a time to add more fruits and vegetables combined with smaller portions of protein and whole grains mixed in.

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  • Hydration and the Young Athlete

    Fall sports are in full swing and youth athletes of all ages are busy with both school and activities. With tight schedules and cooling weather, kids in youth sports often

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  • Does My Young Athlete Need Supplements?

    Registered Dietitian Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, is available to counsel child and teen athletes from the Portland metro area.  She has worked with all types of athletes from recreational

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  • Fueling For Sports Performance

    Registered Dietitian Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, is available to counsel child and teen athletes from the Portland, Oregon metro area.  She has worked with all types of athletes from

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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 team of physicians, scientists and educators to develop a nutrition education program aimed at 4th to 8th graders. We targeted this age group because kids in the middle grades are

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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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