• By Jessica DeGore
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  • February 13, 2019

Thank Your Heart for Its Hard Work During American Heart Month

You might’ve noticed some flashy dressing on Friday, February 1st, especially if you work in the healthcare industry. That’s because it was National Wear Red Day, a day designed to raise awareness of the fact that heart disease remains the leading case of death among Americans—including women.   National Wear Red Day helps to kick […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • February 10, 2019

What Are Immaculata’s Dietetics Students Up To?

Article by: Claire DeMenna, President of SDA, Senior of Nutrition & Dietetics Immaculata University’s SDA is a group of traditional and non-traditional undergraduate nutrition students that spread the information of health throughout the campus and community. SDA is its own entity; however, we are connected with other groups and have subsections to our organization. The […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • February 9, 2019

Research Spotlight on Dara Dirhan, Ed.D, MPH, RD, LDN

  Article by: Alissa Smethers PhD, RD, LDN Hello February and cold weather here in Pennsylvania. This month the Research Spotlight features Dara Dirhan, Ed.D, MPH, RD, LDN. Dara shares insights on her journey in nutrition research below. Where do you live currently? Is there anything you love about where you’re located? I currently reside […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In 2019
  • February 6, 2019

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Happy one week until Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a loved one, kids, or just plan to celebrate with colleagues or friends I have you covered with lots of delicious recipes. I’m personally in the camp that if it’s not chocolate it’s NOT dessert (I’m looking at your fruit) but I know not everyone feels […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • January 23, 2019

Very Low Carbohydrate Diets in Diabetes

By Julie Stefanski MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE “What should I eat?” Hands down, this has to be the number one question people ask when faced with a diagnosis of diabetes. Over the last fifteen years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended that diet recommendations always be individualized for each person with diabetes.  The […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In 2019
  • January 16, 2019

Winter Soup Recipes

by Jess DeGore, RDN Well, it’s that time of year we are all hibernating and finding excuses to stay inside. The January weather in Pennsylvania is typically not anyone’s favorite season. One of the many things I like to do this month is a weekly batch of soup. I love having an easy lunch that […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • January 11, 2019

PAND Research Corner: Spotlight on Emily Wallace

Article by: Alissa Smethers PhD, RD, LDN Happy New Year! I hope that everyone’s 2019 is off to a fantastic start. This month’s interview is with a senior nutrition student Emily Wallace from The Pennsylvania State University. Read below to learn more about Emily and the research she has been involved with during her undergraduate […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • January 10, 2019

L.E.A.N Students Making La Salle University A Healthy Place

Article by: Grace Laubenstein, Junior Nutrition Major and LEAN President L.E.A.N. is a registered academic, social, and service organization that operates on La Salle University’s campus in North Philadelphia. L.E.A.N. stands for La Salle Explorers Advocating Nutrition. Our mission statement is to further the academic interest in the field of dietetics and nutrition. We also […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • January 9, 2019

Pasta e Fagioli with Greens

Hearty Italian comfort food with an extra nutrition kick: Pasta and Bean Soup with Greens. by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD I originally developed this recipe for The Recipe ReDux monthly theme “Pick a new ingredient to try in the new year.” So, what as my new ingredient? (Clearly, it wasn’t pasta, beans or leafy greens – items […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • January 2, 2019

Manageable New Year’s Tips To Start the Year

by Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT Recently my colleagues and I were discussing recommendations for our clients to start the New Year off right and a few themes emerged: Start Small and Keep it Manageable • “Rome wasn’t built in a day, and change isn’t going to happen overnight. Slow and steady wins the […]