• By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 3, 2018

DO IT YOURSELF TRAINING TABLES: CREATING YOUR PERSONAL PERFORMANCE EATING DESTINATION

As a seasoned veteran in being a sports dietitian for NFL teams, I thought I would share a few observations. The athlete’s food choices and eating habits have changed greatly from the days of heavy on the meats and fried foods to meals focused around plants through stir-fries, composed salads, fruit and vegetable smoothies, and […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2018
  • September 26, 2018

The Freedom to Harvest Hope

By Clancy Harrison MS, RDN, FAND Prisoners at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Retreat in Hunlock Creek, Pa., grow produce to fight hunger. The first time I visited SCI-Retreat to pick up produce for the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry I was terrified, but to my surprise the unexpected happened. My determination to […]


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

Preventing Eating Disorders In Our Weight Obsessed Culture

By Robin Klein RD, CSP, LDN, CHWC A staggering 40-60% of elementary school girls are concerned about their weight (Smolack 2011). A national study in 2014 revealed that such body image concerns were not exclusive to girls. Eighteen percent of boys ages 12 to 18 were found to be highly concerned about their weight and […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • September 12, 2018

Harness the Power of Family Meals

by Karen Buch RDN, LDN Juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy, modern life often come at the expense of family mealtime at home. In fact, 63 percent of Americans decide what to eat less than an hour before eating. It’s easy to opt for take-out or fast food when schedules get hectic. But there’s science-based evidence to support […]


  • By Brigid Neary
  • In September 2018
  • September 6, 2018

September President’s Message


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • September 6, 2018

PCOS: An Opportunity for Food as Medicine

By Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) effects 5-10% of the women of reproductive age and is the leading cause of infertility.  Women with undiagnosed PCOS typically seek out medical treatment due to concerns about missing menstrual cycles or an inability to become pregnant.  Primarily related to lack of ovulation, […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In August
  • August 29, 2018

Kids Can Eat Right This School Year

By Julie Stefanski MEd, RDN, LDN, CDE August is not only back to school time for many students, teachers, and parents, but it’s also Kids Eat Right MonthTM a celebration of the need to teach children about the importance of good nutrition. More than 40% of U.S. kids bring their own food to school. In […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In August
  • August 22, 2018

16 Easy Back-to-School Dinners for Busy Families

By Jennifer Pullman MA, RDN, CSOWM, LDN   Back to school time is here. Kids are slowly starting back to school.  Not only is school in session, but after school activities are starting up again too. You know what this means? Families all over the country will need quick, easy, and healthy meals to get […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 15, 2018

Breastfeeding: The Amazing Benefits and Downplayed Struggles

By: Kelly R. Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN The first week in August is “World Breastfeeding Week” and this year women all over the world opened up on social media to promote the “liquid gold” that is the most natural way to feed our precious infants. This year’s theme was “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.” After […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 10, 2018

What have Pittsburgh area dietitians been up to?

PittAND PitAND Members’ Legislative Luncheon The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PitAND) had an eventful membership year. Our biggest achievement was transitioning to our beautiful, new and improved website. It was a big step up from our previous site and has allowed for more flexibility in engaging with our members. Thanks to Erin Pover, […]