• By Julie Stefanski
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  • April 4, 2019

PAND Outstanding Dietetic Educator Amy Porto

Congratulations to Amy Porto PhD, RD, LDN of Mechanicsburg who was was named Outstanding Dietetic Educator from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award recognizes the excellence of educators in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited and approved dietetic education programs. Porto received her bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry from […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • April 4, 2019

Outstanding PAND Dietitian of the Year Juliet Mancino

Congratulations to Juliet Mancino, MS, RDN, CDE, CCRC, FAND, originally of Beaver, of Cranberry Township who was named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and recognizes a Pennsylvania dietitian whose leadership and […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • April 2, 2019

Help Kids Say Hello to More Fish

By Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN Chicken nuggets, pizza, hot dogs- we’ve all heard the top favorite foods of many kids.  I can’t say though that I’ve heard fish mentioned too often as a favorite in my career as a dietitian.  While we can’t deny that fish offers so many benefits to our families, it can […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • March 20, 2019

4 Reasons to Visit the Frozen Foods Aisle

By Beth Stark, RDN, LDN National Nutrition Month® isn’t the only reason to celebrate in March—it’s also a time to show frozen foods some love in recognition of National Frozen Food Month. According to the American Frozen Foods Institute (AFFI) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI), frozen food sales were up last year, yet one-third of […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • March 14, 2019

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Good Irish Food

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Good Irish Food: Not what you might expect! By Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN My husband and I took a vacation in Ireland last fall.  It was a wonderful trip full of beautiful scenery, nail biting country drives and wonderful food.  Yes, wonderful, delicious food.  I know, Ireland is not […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • March 9, 2019

What’s the PSU Student Nutrition Association Up To?

By Paris Winston, PSU Dietetics Student Penn State’s Student Nutrition Association (SNA) is student-led organization comprised of over 50 undergraduate students at The Pennsylvania State University located in University Park, PA. As a group, SNA provides its members with Community Service, Professional Development, and Member Engagement Opportunities. Some of these events include professional head shots, […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • March 9, 2019

March Research Corner Featuring Madeline Joyce

Welcome to the March Research Spotlight! This month Madeline Joyce, a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, shares her nutrition journey. Where do you live currently? Is there anything you love about where you’re located? Where did you grow up? I grew up and currently live just outside the city of Pittsburgh. I love […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • March 6, 2019

Power-up with Fruits & Vegetables!

By Karen Buch, RDN, LDN National Nutrition Month® is the perfect time to shine a light on the power of eating fruits and vegetables. Healthy eating patterns are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancers, overweight and obesity.  Particularly, eating patterns that are higher in vegetables and fruits […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
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  • February 27, 2019

Plant Based Foods and Your Child’s Dental Health

By Helen Agresti, RD, LDN We live in a world surrounded by processed convenience food.  Of course, staying away from sugary foods and drinks is touted to be the best form of action to help keep your child’s teeth cavity free.  However, whether you are a vegetarian or vegan family, you may be lacking specific […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
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  • February 20, 2019

Black History Month: Food for Thought (it’s not what you think)

If you think I’m going to talk about the emancipation of the slaves and traditional poor southern food, you’re right –but you’ll miss a lot.  Sure, who can talk about Black History Month and not reference the importance of freedom and the culinary significance of making something delicious from what you have, which historically was […]