5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

It’s Earth Day! Here are some ideas to celebrate: 1. Get your hands and shoes muddy. Plant an organic garden There is nothing better than having your own organic and chemical- free fruits and vegetables right from your yard! Right now is the perfect time of year to plant a garden- so what better day to do it […]

Now Offering Nutrigenomix

We are excited to announce that our Registered Dietitian, Kristie L. Finnan, RDN, LDN,  is now offering an exciting new service called Nutrigenomix. It is a simple genetic test using your saliva that will allow for personalized nutrition recommendations that are based on your DNA! Please find out more here and call for your appointment […]

Organic Farming and Eating Local

I had the opportunity to volunteer at Roots to River Farm two summers ago, which is an organic farm located in New Hope. Roots to River farm participates in farmers markets and CSA’s. Just from spending one day at this farm, I learned so much about what it takes to be a farmer and run an […]

My MTHFR Gene Mutation Story

Written by Miranda Ortolani From as young as I can remember, I never felt right after eating. I thought to myself, “this doesn’t feel normal”, but I sort of just assumed that it was. Finally, when I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) and was put on a low-FODMAP diet. […]

About Miranda Ortolani

Miranda Ortolani is a senior Nutrition/Dietetics major at Penn State University. Miranda is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that includes a well balanced diet and exercise. “My mom is the cook in the house and she is a very healthy eater, so from a young age I was always fed good meals with great […]

Healthy, Nut-Free Snacks for School

If peanuts are part of your go to snack that you pack your kids for school, it may be a safe idea to switch it up! Peanut allergies are one of the most common in younger children; many schools and classrooms are even nut-free as a precaution. Although nuts can be present in many easy […]

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 […]

Stay Warm With Homemade Soup

These chilling temperatures make everyone want to stay home and stay warm. Instead of eating unhealthy comfort food, dive into one of these delicious soup recipes on your next inevitable snow day. A big pot will leave you plenty for left overs, and these recipes are not very time consuming at all.   Homemade soup is […]

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 […]