• 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 […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
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  • February 13, 2019

Thank Your Heart for Its Hard Work During American Heart Month

You might’ve noticed some flashy dressing on Friday, February 1st, especially if you work in the healthcare industry. That’s because it was National Wear Red Day, a day designed to raise awareness of the fact that heart disease remains the leading case of death among Americans—including women.   National Wear Red Day helps to kick […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • February 10, 2019

What Are Immaculata’s Dietetics Students Up To?

Article by: Claire DeMenna, President of SDA, Senior of Nutrition & Dietetics Immaculata University’s SDA is a group of traditional and non-traditional undergraduate nutrition students that spread the information of health throughout the campus and community. SDA is its own entity; however, we are connected with other groups and have subsections to our organization. The […]


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

Research Spotlight on Dara Dirhan, Ed.D, MPH, RD, LDN

  Article by: Alissa Smethers PhD, RD, LDN Hello February and cold weather here in Pennsylvania. This month the Research Spotlight features Dara Dirhan, Ed.D, MPH, RD, LDN. Dara shares insights on her journey in nutrition research below. Where do you live currently? Is there anything you love about where you’re located? I currently reside […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In 2019
  • February 6, 2019

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Happy one week until Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a loved one, kids, or just plan to celebrate with colleagues or friends I have you covered with lots of delicious recipes. I’m personally in the camp that if it’s not chocolate it’s NOT dessert (I’m looking at your fruit) but I know not everyone feels […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • January 23, 2019

Very Low Carbohydrate Diets in Diabetes

By Julie Stefanski MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE “What should I eat?” Hands down, this has to be the number one question people ask when faced with a diagnosis of diabetes. Over the last fifteen years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended that diet recommendations always be individualized for each person with diabetes.  The […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In 2019
  • January 16, 2019

Winter Soup Recipes

by Jess DeGore, RDN Well, it’s that time of year we are all hibernating and finding excuses to stay inside. The January weather in Pennsylvania is typically not anyone’s favorite season. One of the many things I like to do this month is a weekly batch of soup. I love having an easy lunch that […]