Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Because when I think about summer I think about vacations and traveling, don’t you?!

Hello everybody! Well I wish I could say I was going on an exciting trip this summer, especially after watching vlogs and reading about other people’s trips all over. Alas, just because I’m not going on an exciting summer vacation doesn’t mean I can’t give you guys some tips to stay healthy while you’re out there seeing the world!

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Why Big Food Is Feasting on ‘Natural’ Startups

As an RD2B, this article makes me hopeful that consumer attitudes are shifting. Now it’s our responsibility to make sure that the information they’re taking in is the right information!

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Fortune writer Beth Kowitt reports on the packaged-food industry’s response to an existential crisis: Shoppers are seeking alternatives they deem healthier and more authentic than legacy brands.

In addition to selling fruit and veggie drinks, Bolthouse grows and packages fresh carrots—an old-fashioned, weather-sensitive farming business that Morrison suspected would be a turnoff for any packaged-goods company, including her own. True enough, Morrison’s board was skeptical at first. “Carrots, Denise? Really?” asked one director. But in the end, the numbers sold themselves. The so-called packaged-fresh sector, where Bolthouse was a standout, was already an $18.6 billion business—and one with promising growth.

Campbell paid $1.56 billion for the company in 2012. Today it has roughly half that amount (more than $800 million) in sales. The following year Morrison bought baby-food maker Plum Organics for $249 million. (It has over $90 million in sales.) Both of these new businesses are small in…

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A Nutrition Student’s Top 5 Tips for Healthy Living

Taking the knowledge I’ve gained over the past year, plus the knowledge I’ve had from my own interests, what are my top tips for staying healthy?

That’s a fantastic question, and one which, as a Wellness Coach at the Y, I get a lot of. Achieving good health for both the body and the mind is something that is as complex as it is simple. Its complex because there is truly no one bit of advice that is universal for achieving good health. Proper nutrition, exercise, and mental clarity are the general tenants, but they can each be tailored to an individual in addressing that individual’s needs. This is why you, as either a nutrition professional or reader interested in health and nutrition, have to make sure you assess the client or yourself before giving or taking specific advice. This is why doctors and dietitians as well as other medical professionals should work in concert when addressing the growing health problems in both the US and around the world. But this would venture into a different topic which I think I might discuss in another blog post if you’re interested.

Anyways, back to the topic.

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Why Should You Avoid Processed Foods?

Raise your hand if you’ve seen or heard avoid processed foods as much as possible from any one in the nutrition profession? 

Hello everybody! I hope you’ve had a great start to the week. I’ll bet you every single one of you raised your hand to that question. If you’ve read through enough of my posts you’ll have seen it quite a few times. So I thought today I’d devote a little time to explaining what processed foods are and what you should watch out for!

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15 Feelings That Make Me Happy (In the Nutrition World)

Hello everybody! I hope you’re having a smashing start to the week! So this post is inspired by Hank Green’s and EssieButton’s YouTube videos where they share 15 of their favorite feelings. I thought instead of covering a particular nutrition topic this week, I’d share a few personal bits. Instead of doing this in video form, of course (though YouTube is an option in my future!), I’ll be doing it in written form.

But, there’s another little twist. These 15 of my favorite feelings will have something to do in some way with nutrition, fitness, or wellness. So it’s not a total departure from my run-of-the-mill nutrition topics anyways 🙂

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Looking for some Healthy Baking Substitutions? Look no further!

Because who doesn’t love a delicious, gooey chocolate chip cookie to bite into?

Hello everybody! I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday. I’m officially indoctrinated as a Wellness Coach at the YMCA – how exciting! I think what I’m looking forward to most is sitting down with members, who the Y calls “health seekers”, and helping them set up plans to achieve their fitness and health goals. While the main focus is fitness, I’ll be able to insert general nutritional information (but watching that scope of practice rule). It’ll be good practice for future clients when I’m actually working primarily with nutrition concerns, but it all falls under healthy lifestyles anyways!

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