• By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • June 10, 2019

PAND Research Spotlight: Amanda Kopetsky, MS, RD, LDN

By Alissa Smethers, PhD, RD Summer is almost here! For the month of June, the PAND Research Spotlight focuses on Amanda Kopetsky, MS, RD, LDN. Amanda is currently working towards her PhD, and shares her research journey below. Where do you live currently? Merion Station, PA Is there anything you love about where you’re located? […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • June 4, 2019

Fun Ways to Eat Healthier This National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

By Michelle Cullen RDN, LDN Welcome to National Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Month! The timing couldn’t be better, given that your local farmer’s market is probably now in full swing and rife with fresh, in-season produce. Whether you pick it up at the local market or stop by your regular grocery store, this produce only […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • May 29, 2019

Nutritiously Nutty: Enjoying and Cooking with Nuts

By Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN Besides being a delicious treat and adding texture and crunch to food, nuts are known to be a nutritional powerhouse. Most nuts contain healthy fats, like omega 3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fat, are a good source of protein and fiber and are also an excellent source of vitamins, […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • May 22, 2019

Embracing the Mediterranean Diet

By: Lyndi Wieand, RDN, LDN May is National Mediterranean Diet Month. This popular style of eating was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the Best Overall Diet for 2019. In addition, it was also given the titles of Best Diet for Healthy Eating, Easiest Diet to Follow, Best Diet for Diabetes, Best Heart […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • May 15, 2019

Grilling Safety For National Barbecue Month

by Helen Agresti, RD It’s time to fire up the grill! Those of you that experience long winters can relate to the excitement of being able to enjoy a meal outdoors. The distinct aroma and flavor of grilling make this seasonal pleasure one of the most celebrated ways to come out of hibernation. The warmer […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 9, 2019

Research Corner: Dr. Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN

Article by: Alissa Smethers PhD, RD, LDN This month we highlight Dr. Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN who is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at La Salle University. Read below to learn more about her journey in nutrition and research. 1. Where do you live currently? Is there anything you love about where you’re […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 9, 2019

Seton Hill Dietetic Students in the Spotlight

Written by: Rachel Sproat, Student Dietitian at Seton Hill University The Nutrition and Dietetics club at Seton Hill University is committed to promoting healthful eating and service to the Seton Hill campus, Greensburg community, and beyond. This year, the Dietetic students have prepared twenty gallons of soup for “Soup for a Claus”, participated in the […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • May 8, 2019

Empathy, Education & Eating: How To Create a Safe Space for Individuals with Food Allergies

by Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN What are your first thoughts when I say ‘Meal Prep’?  For most clients, I hear that if they could figure out when they have time to prepare a menu and do some food preparation that meeting their health and wellness goals would be more achievable. What if I said […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • May 1, 2019

Growing Vegetables: A Basic Guide

by Karen Buch, RDN, LDN There’s something immensely satisfying about digging my hands into garden soil, growing vegetables for my family and being able to share my garden’s bounty with others. Have you ever thought about starting a home vegetable garden? Spring has sprung and now is the time! Pennsylvania offers healthy soil and seasonal […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • April 24, 2019

Time For a White Out With Nutrition Clout

by Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising. We may want to get outside to move or play and don’t want to have to be in the kitchen all day. As a sports dietitian, I love to recommend foods that not only taste good but may […]