• By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • September 8, 2020

Smart Tips and Tricks for Back to School Lunch

By: Lisa James, MS, RDN It’s the time of year when many parents wish their moniker was Lunch Lady or Executive Chef! Why is it often so difficult to please a child’s palate, while not serving them ultra-processed foods packed with sugar, salt and other unwanted ingredients? Here are few suggestions that will hopefully ease […]


  • By Andrea Barnes
  • In Uncategorized
  • September 8, 2020

September Research Spotlight – Catherine Carter, MS, RDN, LDN

RESEARCH CORNER: This month our Research Spotlight focuses on Catherine Carter, MS, RDN, LDN who is currently an inpatient dietitian at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Read below to find out more about her journey in nutrition and research. Where do you live currently?  I currently reside in Emmaus, PA just three miles outside […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 25, 2020

Tips to Placate Picky Eaters

By Lisa Jones, MA,RDN,LDN,FAND August is Kids Eat Right Month™ which highlights the role everyone plays in ensuring a healthy future for our nation’s children. How can you participate?  It starts with recognizing that toddlers do not have the same eating pattern as adults, and that this pattern varies daily. Their appetite also varies, just as […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 11, 2020

Snacks to Fuel Hungry High School Athletes

By Heather Mangieri, RDN, CSSD This hasn’t been a typical year for anyone, including high school athletes. The last sports season came to a sudden stop, and we’re still unclear how this year’s sports will play out.  Whether your child’s sports season will be typical or involve a modified practice and competition schedule, it’s still […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 5, 2020

A Full Day of Prepped Meals

Have you ever had one of those weeks where there are a million things on your plate and you have a ton to get done?? I know I’m not alone in having those crazy times of life. But how do we fit everything in?? Including our meals! While we see meal prep tips so commonly on […]


  • By Andrea Barnes
  • In 2020
  • August 3, 2020

HOD Report August 2020

The PAND special election results are in and we’d like to welcome our new Delegate-Elect for Central and Northeast districts…Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND. Shawnee will serve a three-year term of office (1 year as Delegate-Elect and 2 years as an official Delegate). Shawnee has extensive leadership skills having been a past president of […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In 2017
  • July 29, 2020

Healthy Summer Sips

by Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN Have you ever thought about the amount of added sugar that you are consuming per day? Most people tend to think about the sugar in baked goods or candies and not necessarily about the added sugar intake in their favorite beverages. Extra flavor syrups in your coffee, sports drinks, […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 22, 2020

6 Tips for Healthy Summer Salads

By: Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN Salads are a terrific light meal or side for a hot day. You can enjoy delicious vegetables and more without heating up your kitchen from cooking. Here are some great ideas to build nutrient dense salads with a “plant slant”: Look for deep colored leafy greens like romaine, kale, […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 15, 2020

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 Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 8, 2020

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 […]