Eat Smart, Move More


Have No Fear, Oil Is Here

This post was written by VT Dietetic students Amanda Carter, Erica L Hess, Kim Colicchio, and Kelly Richards. Being a mother is never an easy feat! Every mother wants their child to be strong and healthy. One way to ensure your child grows up healthy is to prepare your meals at home with oils instead of… Read more »


Protein Doesn’t Just Mean Meat

This post was written by VT Dietetic students Lauren Jaeger, Olivia Privitera, Jessica Perkins, Jillian Rogers, and Samantha Altizer. When people often hear the word “protein,” they immediately think of meat. But there are more protein sources that are healthier, cheaper, and easier to cook than meat protein sources. Some examples of these are beans, such… Read more »


Heart Healthy Tips for a Busy Lifestyle

This post was written by VT Dietetic students Samantha Banks, Andrea Delorito, Sarah Fortunato, Erica Hess, and Caitlin Pessig. Eating a diet high in saturated fat can impact your heart health. A few health benefits of eating less saturated fat are: Lower cholesterol Lower risk for heart disease Healthier heart It is easy to make… Read more »


Carol’s Family Cuts Back on Sodium

This post was written by VT Dietetic students Kelsie Jacobs, Rachel Magri, Tyler Epperson, Suzanne Bowser, and Stephanie Bruner. Help set your children up for a healthy lifestyle by encouraging lots of physical activity and healthy eating. Lowering sodium reduces the risk of high blood pressure, even in children. Many people are not aware of how… Read more »


Whole Grains in Your Daily Life

Today’s post was written by VT Dietetic students Hannah Winston, Miriam Eackloff, Darian Carter, Kendall Holloway, Ali Moore. There are two types of grains: whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire kernel and refined grains have been milled. Milling is a process that removes the bran and the germ, helping make grains more… Read more »


How to Make Exercise A Part of Your Everyday Life

Convenience is Key With the hustle and bustle of a busy schedule, it may feel hard to find the time to exercise. Experts say to get 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. This may seem like a lot, but it’s only about 20 minutes a day. Exercising doesn’t always mean that you have… Read more »


Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies

Today’s post was written by VT Dietetic students Samantha Adas, Sandy Ma, Cassidy Moore, Lauren Iezzi, Patrick O’Brien. Vegetables usually have a bad rep, especially among children. It can sometimes be difficult to include them in your family’s meals and snacks but they shouldn’t be overlooked. Vegetables provide important nutrients that will help keep kids healthy… Read more »


Garnish Your Plate With Herbs

Herbs are a special category of vegetables. They are aromatic plants, meaning they have strong smells and flavors. Herbs, along with spices, garlic, and onions, give distinctive tastes to our favorite dishes. Many of the traditional flavor combinations of different cuisines from around the world are because of the herbs from that culture. Oregano is… Read more »


All About Sweet Potatoes!

February is National Sweet Potato Month. Sweet potatoes are in season in the fall, but can be stored through the winter. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors – white, orange, red, and even blue – but the deep orange type is the most popular.


Recap of the New Dietary Guidelines

Every five years, the U.S. government updates the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines represent the latest research on what a healthy diet should include to meet our nutritional needs. The recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines form the basis for MyPlate, the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, WIC food packages, and other nutrition programs… Read more »