Protein — More is Not Always Better

by Chrissy on May 26, 2014

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Protein is a significant nutrient in anyone’s diet, especially in the athlete’s diet. Protein is a macronutrient that helps build and repair our muscles. If protein is so important for our body and our muscles then the more we eat, the bigger muscles we will have, right? Wrong! How much protein an athlete needs has […]

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Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day. When you eat is just as important as what you eat. Think of it this way, your body has just been fasting for the last 9-12 hours since dinner last night. Your body is low on energy and energy storage. You need to refuel, […]

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An Athlete’s Fuel

by Chrissy on January 26, 2014

A balanced nutrition plan that includes all the food groups promotes high-quality health and nourishment for our bodies and brains. Although every food group is vital, carbohydrates provide the most fuel for your muscles. Each person is different when it comes to his or her carbohydrate needs. For instance, a 125-pound (45kg) female athlete may […]

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Chocolate Milk Back into the School Lunch

by Chrissy on April 3, 2012

As a dietitian working with children, my motto for fueling is “80-20.” Eighty percent of the time I encourage families to choose nutrient-rich foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean proteins, and heart healthy fats as these offer an array of vitamins and minerals for optimal health and performance. For the […]

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You’re not alone. To help clear up confusion, I wanted to summarize a recent presentation by sweetener expert, Dr. John White, Ph.D., regarding High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo on September 25, 2011. Dr. John White is president and founder of […]

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Vitamin D has always been known as the bone-building vitamin. However, are you aware that almost every human cell in our body relies on it? If you are deficient in this vitamin, your body will fail to work at its potential – including your metabolism. Experts believe that up to 77 percent of Americans are […]

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National School Lunch Week Begins with the Family

by Chrissy on October 11, 2011

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate “National School Lunch Week” from October 10-14. Good nutrition begins with the involvement of the entire family. Research supports that what the family consumes at mealtimes relates to the nutritional adequacy of a child’s diet. When meals are eaten together, children are more likely to consume […]

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15 Ways to Enjoy Soy

by Chrissy on October 9, 2011

Once you get familiar with soyfoods, it’s easy to bring the benefits of soy into your everyday diet. Here are a few ideas to help get you started: 1. Pour soymilk over a bowl of morning cereal.2. Substitute soymilk for water when cooking oatmeal or other hot cereals.3. Use soy creamer in coffee rather than […]

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FNCE 2011 – San Diego, California

by Chrissy on September 15, 2011

As an executive board member of Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, I am thrilled to attend my first ever FNCE in San Diego! This is always an exciting time of the year where we are engaged by dynamic speakers and presentations. Some of the presentations I hope to attend include… […]

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Why Yoga? Why Not?!

by Chrissy on April 24, 2011

No matter what kind of day I am having, I always seem to feel my best during and after a yoga class. Just the other day for example, I had the worst headache. I went to a fantastic class my friend was subbing for and post class, my headache was gone. It’s a miracle! One […]

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