• By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • August 15, 2018

Breastfeeding: The Amazing Benefits and Downplayed Struggles

By: Kelly R. Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN The first week in August is “World Breastfeeding Week” and this year women all over the world opened up on social media to promote the “liquid gold” that is the most natural way to feed our precious infants. This year’s theme was “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.” After […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • August 10, 2018

What have Pittsburgh area dietitians been up to?

PittAND PitAND Members’ Legislative Luncheon The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PitAND) had an eventful membership year. Our biggest achievement was transitioning to our beautiful, new and improved website. It was a big step up from our previous site and has allowed for more flexibility in engaging with our members. Thanks to Erin Pover, […]


  • By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • August 8, 2018

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

By: Angie Dye, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN August is National Gastroparesis Awareness Month. If you are good with Latin roots, you may realize that “gastro” refers to stomach and “paresis” refers to impaired movement, meaning that gastroparesis is a problem that affects the normal emptying of the stomach. This can lead to significant nutrition-related problems, […]


  • By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • August 1, 2018

Kids Eat Right

Making Mealtime Manageable: Three actions to take when your kid’s diet differs from the families By:Caroline West Passerrello  I was recently interviewed on the topic of children who choose to become vegetarians on their own.  There were a lot of questions specific to this pattern of eating, but my responses really reminded me of three […]


  • By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • July 25, 2018

Redefine Healthy

What Does “Healthy” Mean to You? It’s Time to Redefine This Complex Word By: Robin Klein   As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health and Wellness Coach, the word “healthy” gets thrown around quite a bit in my company. It’s true, “diet” and “health” are part of my title, and there are expectations and judgments […]


  • By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • July 18, 2018

3 Tips for Healthy Road Trips

By: Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN Owner & Registered Dietitian at PorrazzaNutrition Summer is in full swing and that means road trips and vacations! Even just a long drive to the beach, mountains, or to visit family can mean some snack or meal planning for the car ride. Check out the tips below for ways to […]


  • By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • July 11, 2018

Exploring New Food Landscapes

By: Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN “The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust Food.  It links us to our past, our family, our culture and our heritage.  It can tell a story, teach us a history lesson, and may help shape how we […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • July 6, 2018

Research spotlight on Lynzi Smith from IUP

We are now heading into the summer season here in Pennsylvania. I hope everyone is taking some time to enjoy the warm weather! This month’s Research Spotlight comes from a dietetic student, Lynzi Smith, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Read below to find out more about what Lynzi is doing in the nutrition field, […]


  • By Jessica M. DeGore
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  • July 4, 2018

Food Safety During Picnic Season

Food Safety During Picnic Season  By: Helen Agresti RD, founder of Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC   Enjoying picnics and barbecues with family and friends is the epitome of summer. Don’t let unsanitary conditions spoil your picnic.  One in six Americans contract a foodborne illness each year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2018
  • June 28, 2018

Nutrition for Fitness: Fueling Summer Training

by Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN While everyone sees messaging for better nutrition and increased activity levels, often individuals do not know how to support fitness with diet, or even that it is something they should think about. In the summer, the importance of nutrition to support physical activity is even more important as […]