• By Brigid Neary
  • In September 2018
  • October 25, 2018

September 2018 President’s Message


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 24, 2018

Local Flavors of Dubrovnik, Croatia

by Judy Matusky, RDN, LDN Dubrovnik is a stunning, seaside coastal town with cuisine that has been influenced by Italy, Greece, and Turkey. My family and I traveled to Dubrovnik in early September and immediately fell in love with the country. Restaurant menus were filled with fresh seafood dishes like grilled octopus, stuffed squid, black […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 17, 2018

3 Tips for Going More Plant-Based

by Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN Have you heard of the phrase, “Eat a more plant-based diet?” A plant-based diet is a way of life that can fit within a multitude of eating patterns. Eating more plant-based meals and snacks would mean a greater emphasis on whole, healthy foods (like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and […]


  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2018
  • October 10, 2018

Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Puree (Beyond the Pie!)

by Beth Stark, RDN, LDN In recent years, pure, nutrient-dense pumpkin has been seemingly overshadowed by “pumpkin spice everything.” Not only are the myriad of pumpkin spice products on the market often artificially flavored and colored, most of them also don’t even include pumpkin in their ingredient list. True pumpkin puree has a mild sweetness […]


  • 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, […]