Nutrition Label Help

Since it is National Nutrition Month, hopefully many of you are trying to be more aware of what you’re eating. Although you may have good intentions, food companies have marketing tactics that can easily trick us into buying the less healthy choices that are available. Here are some easy tips for tricky foods so you […]

Eat with your body, not with your eyes!

Early in November I had the opportunity to attend the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Fall Meeting. One of the speakers was Jim Painter, PhD, RD. He really opened my eyes to how easily our appetites are influenced by portion sizes and food availability. 20 years ago a bagel was 140 calories, now […]

Registered Dietitians – The Key to a Healthy Selfie

Body Image is a constant struggle for women of all shapes and sizes.  We live in a world that is swayed by media and other external pressures, causing us to set unrealistic ideals for ourselves.  At University of Connecticut I am a facilitator for a program called “The Body Project,” written by Carolyn Becker and […]

About Kids Eat Right

Kristie L. Finnan, RD, LDN is a campaign volunteer for Kids Eat Right.  Here is a great video to learn more about Kids Eat Right and what it’s members are doing to educate kids, families and communities on health eating.  As a 2012 grant recipient, Kristie is making a difference in her own schools here […]