• By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • January 13, 2021

Eating for Your Mental Health

By Sina D’Amico, RDN  It is no secret this past year has been filled with many unexpected circumstances. In fact, the American Psychological Association found that stress levels have increased by 67% in 2020 based on their annual Stress in America survey.1 This led us to get creative with at-home work, make new recipes and […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • January 5, 2021

Can Nutrition Provide an Opportunity to support your Immunity? 

By Leslie Bonci, MPH,RDN,CSSD,LDN The onset of cold and flu season presents a not-to-miss opportunity to consume foods that help to support your immunity. The physiological support of the immune systems is best achieved with dietary strategies that include optimizing calories, carbohydrate and protein intake as well vitamins and minerals. Fiber-containing foods, prebiotics and probiotics […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2020
  • December 29, 2020

New Year, New (SMART) Goals

By: Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN The new year is a great time to reflect, renew, and recharge.  We start the year with high hopes and big plans.  After a break from work and our normal daily lives, almost everything seems possible and we resolve to be better, take action and make the next […]


Happy New Year
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2020
  • December 15, 2020

Happy, Healthy Holidays

By Brianna dela Torre For many, the holidays are celebrated with friends and loved ones, enjoying both the company and the food. While this year is different, with smaller gatherings both in-person and virtually, the tendency to overindulge in holiday meals may still remain. Rather than approaching the month of December with a deficit mindset, […]


Cardamom french toast casserole
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2020
  • December 9, 2020

18 Healthy Holiday Recipes from PA Dietitians

By Kelly Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN When the holiday season rolls around, you better believe that even nutrition experts are excited for sweet treats and indulgent bites! We know that one day (or a few) won’t make or break your overall health and that a healthful eating pattern is more about consistently taking in […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 22, 2020

Healthier Holiday Tips

By Lyndi Wieand, RDN, LDN The holiday season is the favorite time of year for many. Traditionally, family and friends come from near and far to celebrate and spend quality time with each other, catch up on stories, create memories and gather at tables to share their beloved holiday foods and family recipes. Although our […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 17, 2020

Is there a “GERD Diet”?

Written by Brianna dela Torre and edited by Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN Whether or not you’ve heard of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) it’s possible that you have experienced some form of discomfort or heartburn after eating a particularly large meal. While not all experiences of heartburn can be attributed to GERD, prevalence within the […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 9, 2020

Food for Your Brain Health

By Helen Agresti, RDN Inflammation and oxidative stress are contributing factors to aging, cognitive decline, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  If you’re experiencing memory loss, lack of concentration, or mood swings, you may want to start focusing on foods that offer you brainpower.  Like your heart and gut health, your brain requires an array of […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • November 2, 2020

5 Tips for Diabetes Prevention & Maintenance 

By Emily Bumgarner, RDN, LDN According to the CDC, 34 million Americans are living with diabetes (1). Even more alarming, 1 in 4 do not know they have diabetes (1). Additionally, over 88 million American adults have prediabetes, meaning they are on the border of developing diabetes (1). November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • October 28, 2020

Lentils 101

By: Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN Lentils have been used in many cultures of the Middle East and India for thousands of years1. They are what is called a pulse, which is a dried legume seed. Lentils are nutrtious and are a terrific addition to a healthy eating pattern. They are one of the few […]