• By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • June 19, 2018

5 Herbs for Every Kitchen

By Judy Matusky, RDN, LDN Fresh herbs add that special something to a recipe. They elevate simple dishes. They add brightness and interest, infusing dishes with the fresh summer flavors. Simple dishes like peas and onions with freshly snipped dill or roasted potatoes with earthy rosemary become dinner party worthy. Herbs are easy to grow. If […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2018
  • June 13, 2018

40 Recipes To Help You Eat More Fruit & Veggies

 By Jennifer Lynn-Pullman MA, CSOWM, RDN, LDN   June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month.  I find in my practice that most people (me included) don’t eat enough fresh fruit and veggies.  One of the easiest ways to eat more fruit and vegetables is to add both to your meals. I asked dietitians from […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • June 8, 2018

Connect with Your Local District: Spotlight on Northwest

By Terri Will, MBA, RDN, LDN The Northwest Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NWPAND) has 55 members living in 17 counties including Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Venango, Butler, Warren, Forest, Clarion, Armstrong, McKean, Elk, Jefferson, Indiana, Potter, Cameron, and Clearfield counties. One of our greatest challenges is getting members together across all 17 counties. […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2018
  • June 6, 2018

The Blood Type Diet: Fact or Fiction?

By Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND The Diet based on the ABO blood group system has been around for over 20 years, and popularity has not decreased. This diet advises people to eat according to their ABO blood type, claiming to improve health and decrease risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • May 29, 2018

Your Diet Does Make a Difference: Take the DASH Diet Challenge

by Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN May is High Blood Pressure Month. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), I encourage you to adopt the DASH Diet lifestyle. DASH Diet has been shown to lower blood pressure, and is also linked to better brain health, good diabetes control, less depression, and weight control. While you may need medication to treat your hypertension, you may […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • May 16, 2018

Food Allergy Awareness and Nutrition Connections

by Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN May is not only when the weather really perks up and we gather to celebrate Moms, grads and just the arrival of warm weather! It’s also Food Allergy Awareness Month as well as Celiac Awareness Month. Both are on the rise, which means it’s important for parents, teachers […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 11, 2018

PAND Research Corner: Sina D’Amico

By Alissa Smethers, MS, RD, LCN and PAND Media Team Member I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather! The school year is winding down, and summer is on the horizon. This Research Corner Spotlight comes from one of our dietetic students, Sina D’Amico from The Pennsylvania State University. Let’s hear more from Sina and […]


Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis
  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • May 9, 2018

Nutrition Implications of Cystic Fibrosis

by Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND For many people, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a condition they have never heard of. However, CF is the most commonly inherited disease in the United States, affecting over 30,000 people. In the U.S., 1 in every 3,700 people will be diagnosed with CF each year. On the plus […]


Mediterranean Diet
  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • May 2, 2018

Mediterranean-Style Eating

[Photo from our trip to Croatia. Afternoon snack; no bars, no packages, just fruit!] By: Angie Dye, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN Happy National Mediterranean Diet Month everyone! I am feeling more celebratory of this beautiful style of eating this year more than ever. In the throes of low-carbohydrate, ketogenic and food elimination diets that seem […]


Foods For Fertility
  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • April 25, 2018

Foods For Fertility: What You and Your Partner Should Be Eating

by Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN Did you know that healthy couples having regular, unprotected intercourse have just a 20-25% chance of becoming pregnant in a given cycle? And, according to the National Survey of Family Growth, 12.7 % of females aged 18 to 44 have impaired fecundity (the biological ability to bear children that […]