• By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2018
  • November 27, 2018

Dairy & Cancer Risk: What Did the Experts Really Conclude?

By Julie Stefanski MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE If you had to pick one area of medical nutrition therapy that has the greatest amount of misinformation perpetuated by social media, would you pick cancer?  Certainly, information geared towards weight loss dominates twitter and Instagram, but cancer misinformation can harm someone at a very vulnerable spot […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 21, 2018

Lifestyle and Nutritional Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

By: Angie Dye, MS, RDN, CSSD Have you ever experienced heartburn? A feeling of food being stuck in your throat? Or experienced a sour taste in your mouth? If these symptoms occur frequently, you may want to be evaluated for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This week is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness week, a terrific time […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Prep Guide

By: Karen Buch Thanksgiving is the one day when all of my relatives come to my house to eat together as a family. So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to write about how I prep for Turkey Day—my favorite holiday! I hope this guide helps to make your Thanksgiving meal prep just a little […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 9, 2018

Highlight: Graduate Student Dietetic Association (gSDA) at the University of Pittsburgh

Student Corner – Introduction by Isabel Vasquez, La Salle Dietetic Intern and PAND Student Board Member As the student board member of PAND, one of my goals for my term is to increase the connection between dietetics students and other PAND members. This new section is dedicated to sharing the work of dietetics students across […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 7, 2018

Black Rice Squash Bowl

By: Kelly Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN While the holidays are a time meant for thanks, peace and bringing family and friends together, food can either be a big part of that or get in the way of it. I hear too much chatter about the judgement placed on family members who have special dietary […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 31, 2018

Omega-3s Update

by Karen Buch RDN, LDN When it comes to dietary fats, 81 percent of the people know there are good and bad fats, but only 19 percent know the difference. It is helpful to know which types of fats to avoid and which types of fats to eat more often. For example, it is important […]


  • By Brigid Neary
  • In September 2018
  • October 25, 2018

September 2018 President’s Message


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 24, 2018

Local Flavors of Dubrovnik, Croatia

by Judy Matusky, RDN, LDN Dubrovnik is a stunning, seaside coastal town with cuisine that has been influenced by Italy, Greece, and Turkey. My family and I traveled to Dubrovnik in early September and immediately fell in love with the country. Restaurant menus were filled with fresh seafood dishes like grilled octopus, stuffed squid, black […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 17, 2018

3 Tips for Going More Plant-Based

by Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN Have you heard of the phrase, “Eat a more plant-based diet?” A plant-based diet is a way of life that can fit within a multitude of eating patterns. Eating more plant-based meals and snacks would mean a greater emphasis on whole, healthy foods (like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 10, 2018

Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Puree (Beyond the Pie!)

by Beth Stark, RDN, LDN In recent years, pure, nutrient-dense pumpkin has been seemingly overshadowed by “pumpkin spice everything.” Not only are the myriad of pumpkin spice products on the market often artificially flavored and colored, most of them also don’t even include pumpkin in their ingredient list. True pumpkin puree has a mild sweetness […]