• By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 28, 2019

Healthy Eating and Children… What Do They See??

  We know that parents have a large impact on their children’s dietary preferences and they can feel pressure to raise “good eaters” and overall healthy kids. This pressure causes parents to push fruits & vegetables, lean proteins, and whole-grains onto their kids, while demonizing refined-grains, processed foods, and added sugars. As adults we see […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 21, 2019

How to Make Family Meals Happen this School Year

By: Jennifer Pullman  In the next week or two Pennsylvania students will head back to school.  The start of the school year also brings with it the start of after school activities. From sports practices to ballet classes kids and their parents will become busy bees once again. Parents spend much of their time acting […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 14, 2019

PA Bloggers Favorite Back to School Recipes

It’s that time of year! We are mid-August which means the kiddos are heading back to school very soon! One of the questions I get asked most by parents (and everyone really) is what are quick and healthy weeknight dinner recipes. So I’m rounding up our PA dietitian bloggers personal favorite back to school recipes!   […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 7, 2019

Involving Kids in the Kitchen

By: Caroline Passerrello   “Momma, Can I Help You Make That?” Luciana is brushing the whole-wheat soft pretzels with oil and then sprinkling salt on them.  Some pretzels were much saltier than others If you are like me, there are times you hear that question and become overwhelmed with pride and excitement, then there are […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2019
  • July 31, 2019

Food Waste Tips: Use That Watermelon Rind!

Did you know you can eat the watermelon rind? I learned all these tricks while watching the National Watermelon Board’s Facebook Live on “How To Use The Whole Watermelon.” (I also learned I’ve been cutting watermelons incorrectly all these years.) Talk about a great way to cut down on food waste, too. So, I knew […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 24, 2019

Being an At Home Nutrition Coach: Creating Your Personal Performance Eating Destination

By: Leslie Bonci As a sports dietitian working with professional athletes as well as having raised two athletes, I am all about strategies that help one to eat well, play well, stay well. Summer is a particular challenge since it is hot, exercise is more likely to occur outdoors, and preseason training makes for long […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 17, 2019

10 Healthy Beach Snacks

By: Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN, CPT   School is out for the Summer and that means BBQs, parties, and vacation time. Keep yourself energized and on track with your health with these 10 healthy beach snack ideas.    1 – Watermelon Watermelon, as you can guess from the name, is about 92% water and an […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 10, 2019

Building a Better Salad

By: Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN Salads can really hit the spot on a hot summer day.  Light and delicious, they are seemingly a nutritious choice as well.  But if you aren’t careful, they can pack in lots of extra calories and few nutrients.  It just requires a little planning and thought to make a […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • July 3, 2019

7 Picnic Packing Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illness This Summer

By Katie Dwyer  The weather is warming up and the days are longer, and that means it’s picnic season. Whether packing up lunch to enjoy in a local park, bring to the beach, or to serve guests in your own backyard barbecue, many al fresco feasts await. But the longer food sits outside, the higher […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • June 26, 2019

Don’t Disregard Dairy

By: Lyndi Wieand, RDN, LDN National Dairy Month was first introduced as National Milk Month back in 1937. Milk products have been a part of American culture since 1611, when cows were brought to America with our first settlers in Jamestown, VA. National Milk Month was first used to promote the importance of drinking milk […]