Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day- Why I LOVE what I do

March 11, 2015

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!  I am so grateful that I choose this career path all the way back when I was 18 years old enrolled in Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University.  I really had no idea what a career in dietetics “meant”, but I loved food and nutrition and especially the mental/behavior change […]

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March 3, 2015

Thanks to NEDA for a successful campaign to increase ED awareness.  Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Photos:            

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Review of Savvy Girl, A Guide to Eating: Free Giveaway!!!

February 3, 2015

I have so much praise for “Savvy Girl, A Guide to Eating” by Brittany Deal and Sumner Brooks.  The book preaches the concepts of intuitive eating, with both authors giving insight into their own experiences, as well as Sumner going into more details when working with her clients.  The main ideas are relatable, but yet […]

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Raising a Child to Love Their Body

January 13, 2015

I was recently out with a group of “mom friends”, having one of those conversations talking about anything and everything related to our kids, all under 1 year old.  Our conversation turned into an honest discussion about raising our children to be anti-dieting, body image-loving, positive self-esteemed individuals.  My friends were worried about being a […]

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Starting Solids in a Positive Way

January 8, 2015

If you ask 100 pediatricians or dietitians how to start feeding your baby, I can almost guarantee you’d get 100 different responses.  Some professionals believe in baby purees, while others believe in baby led weaning.  Some professionals say start with rice cereal, others say avocado or even sweet potato.  Even when to start feeding your […]

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Eating for a Healthy Holiday Season

December 17, 2014

So many articles and “diet tips” tell us all about how to avoid food and deny ourselves during the holiday season.  I hate this advice!  The holidays are all about indulging in some of our favorite foods and we shouldn’t feel guilty for it.  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is stressful enough- there is […]

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Fat Shaming

November 25, 2014

Last week I attended an iaedp event on “One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding the Complex Interplay of Body and Mind when working with Overweight (or Fat) Patients”.   I went into the meeting thinking I had a good understanding and insight into what it feels like to be overweight (I used to be […]

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Postpartum Body Image

November 10, 2014

When Laura Cipullo first asked me to write this post I was unsure because I usually try to keep my personal life private.  But honestly “postpartum body image” is something that should be talked about more- why not share my (very normal) experience?  This is dedicated to the amazing women who have given birth- clients, friends, and […]

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Tips for Eating Well with a Newborn

October 2, 2014

Going into pregnancy, labor, and delivery I read everything I could get my hands on about “life with a newborn”.  However there really is no way to describe the emotional roller coaster you go through until you experience it yourself.  With that being said, self-care is so important during this time and nutrition is one […]

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When Diets Go Too Far

May 15, 2014

A “diet” usually starts out as an innocent attempt at a healthy lifestyle- this can mean trying to lose a few pounds before an important event, or reducing portion sizes of junk food for healthy eating.  But for many people, a simple diet can turn into an eating disorder.  Coupled with stress, a “diet” gives […]

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