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Five Easy & Fun Fall Snack Ideas

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - October 31, 2023

  Snacks are a good way to manage hunger levels across the day.  Having a protein and complex (good) carbohydrate combination is optimal to feel full and satiated.  And because it’s Fall, why not enjoy the classic Fall flavors of apple and pumpkin.    As a dietitian, these foods are valuable and great sources of […]

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A Diet Rich in Fall Vegetables

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - October 3, 2023

5 Ways to Add More Fall Vegetables Into Your Diet   Help to feel your best is guided by the food you eat.  As we glide through the seasons to Fall, it comes with some foods that are at their peak.  We think of red and orange tied to pumpkins and apples. But there are more […]

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Summer Picnics

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - August 7, 2023

August is a month to soak up the sun and continue to enjoy the outdoors.  It’s also still part of outdoor picnic season!  If it’s a hot day, an evening picnic might be more of the comfortable time to dine.  Whether it’s a neighborhood park, while you’re camping or your backyard, it can be a […]

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Beat the Heat with Hydration

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - July 10, 2023

As we move through the summer months, often times we keep up a lot of activities. And during those times, we may not be thinking about keeping up with daily hydration.  First, let’s talk about some facts.  Water helps our body regulate our own temperature as well as other functions like lubricating joints, getting rid […]

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The Sunshine Vitamin

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - June 12, 2023

Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin as we need it produce it in our bodies with the help of the sun. As we can start to go outdoors more with the summer months, we start to gain some of the benefits.     People need Vitamin D from both nature and food.  When our […]

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Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - May 22, 2023

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S adults experienced a mental health condition in 2020.  It’s on the rise for young adults with an estimated 31% of those between ages 18 and 25.  Since a mental health diagnosis may impact an individual’s daily life, it’s often wondered the link between nutrition and mood.     There have […]

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Make a Fresh Start with Spring Foods

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - April 10, 2023

Seasonal produce will depend on the area because of climate and growing conditions.  It all depends on the food, when and where they harvest that food. Nutritional values are generally the same across frozen, fresh or canned fruits and vegetables.     Seasonal Produce Guide Make a goal of picking one seasonal fruit and one […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - March 6, 2023

    I really like themes for my blogs because each it helps bring different aspect of nutrition to life. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announces its annual theme in March, and this year is Fuel for the Future. This combines both food as fuel and also highlights the environmental aspects of nutrition.   […]

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3 Things to Do to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - February 6, 2023

February is a time to assess our heart in more ways than one. It’s important to pay attention to not only the love in the heart but also the way it works for our health. For more than 50 years, February has been American Heart Month so it’s a time to focus on prevention of […]

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