Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love gathering all our family together and of course eating all the traditional dishes we have each year. Over the years, our family has tweaked the foods we serve to be a little healthier while still being just as delicious and something I look forward to every year. Here… Read more »
June is National Dairy Month. Dairy, which can come from several different animals, takes many different shapes, flavors, and textures, all while being an important source of essential nutrients. Quick, think about the foods you have in your house right now. How many different forms of dairy are there? I’m willing to bet you have… Read more »
In our previous post about the 6 Basic Nutrients, we gave a short description of the macronutrient fat. Today, we’ll go into more detail about the different types of fat, the functions of fat in the body, sources of fat in our diets, and some information about different diets that focus on fat intake.
It’s fitting that we celebrate American Heart Month at the same time as Valentine’s Day. Both holidays honor the health of your heart – physically and emotionally. One of the goals of the Family Nutrition Program is to improve health and prevent chronic diseases, like heart disease. While some risk factors cannot be changed, like… Read more »
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 »