• By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • October 27, 2020

How Healthy is your Heart?

By Lisa James, MS, RDN It can happen to anyone in an instant and is the cause of more than 350,000 deaths a year. Sudden Cardiac Arrest, or SCA, occurs when there is an electrical problem within your heart and is often caused by an undiagnosed heart condition.   In an effort to decrease the number […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
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  • October 21, 2020

Collaborate to Educate while you Communicate

By Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN As an instructor for the Principles in Nutrition Education course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, I can assure you that a great deal of strategic thinking goes into planning, executing, and evaluating effective nutrition education for individuals and small groups.  As healthcare professionals, […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • October 14, 2020

Plant Based Pantry Staples

By: Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN, CPT Did you know that an increased intake of plant-based foods has been linked with a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension, as well as, inflammation? [1,2,3] Eating a more plant-forward diet can also lead to increases in fiber, folic acid, […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • October 7, 2020

Savory Bread Pudding

Yes it’s the time of year for warm breakfasts! I feel like oatmeal is the best option this time of year but I wanted to switch it up with something savory. This bread pudding adds veggies to a meal that is generally lacking them and has a good carb and protein balance between the bread […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In 2020
  • October 5, 2020

Cultural Recipe Series: Rabiya Bower

In order to improve the diversity of its social media pages by highlighting members of various backgrounds, PAND is collecting recipe submissions along with a narrative about the cultural background of the recipe. If you are interested in submitting a recipe, the instructions are listed at the bottom of this post.  Our first submission is […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
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  • September 8, 2020

Smart Tips and Tricks for Back to School Lunch

By: Lisa James, MS, RDN It’s the time of year when many parents wish their moniker was Lunch Lady or Executive Chef! Why is it often so difficult to please a child’s palate, while not serving them ultra-processed foods packed with sugar, salt and other unwanted ingredients? Here are few suggestions that will hopefully ease […]


  • By Andrea Barnes
  • In Uncategorized
  • September 8, 2020

September Research Spotlight – Catherine Carter, MS, RDN, LDN

RESEARCH CORNER: This month our Research Spotlight focuses on Catherine Carter, MS, RDN, LDN who is currently an inpatient dietitian at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Read below to find out more about her journey in nutrition and research. Where do you live currently?  I currently reside in Emmaus, PA just three miles outside […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 25, 2020

Tips to Placate Picky Eaters

By Lisa Jones, MA,RDN,LDN,FAND August is Kids Eat Right Month™ which highlights the role everyone plays in ensuring a healthy future for our nation’s children. How can you participate?  It starts with recognizing that toddlers do not have the same eating pattern as adults, and that this pattern varies daily. Their appetite also varies, just as […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 11, 2020

Snacks to Fuel Hungry High School Athletes

By Heather Mangieri, RDN, CSSD This hasn’t been a typical year for anyone, including high school athletes. The last sports season came to a sudden stop, and we’re still unclear how this year’s sports will play out.  Whether your child’s sports season will be typical or involve a modified practice and competition schedule, it’s still […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 5, 2020

A Full Day of Prepped Meals

Have you ever had one of those weeks where there are a million things on your plate and you have a ton to get done?? I know I’m not alone in having those crazy times of life. But how do we fit everything in?? Including our meals! While we see meal prep tips so commonly on […]