Halloween tips from PAND dietitians
  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2017
  • October 26, 2017

Dietitians’ Tips on Enjoying Halloween with the Family

by Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN Halloween usually means candy galore but Pennsylvania dietitians have some simple tips on how to really enjoy the holiday with your family. Halloween can be an exciting and fun way to kick off the holiday season, but for some, instead of enjoyable festivities, it brings stress and anxiety […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • October 21, 2017

I took the pledge. Will you?

By Julie Stefanski, PAND PR & Social Media Co-Chair What do you envision when you think of being bullied as child?  Maybe for you it was hair pulling on the school bus or unkind words in gym class.  Bullying hurts.  One would imagine as adults and as dietetics professionals we could leave that type of […]


Squash Varieties
  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In Blog Posts
  • October 18, 2017

Scrumptious Squash – Seriously!

by Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN You’ve probably seen, and maybe even created, displays of a variety of common (and funky looking) gourds and pumpkins every fall. The colors are rich and varied and make beautiful centerpieces or front porch displays. They are also rich, nutritious and flavorful vegetables that are easier to prepare than many […]


Healthy and tasty recipe ideas for your next tailgate or game day party!
  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2017
  • October 12, 2017

Better-For-You Game Day Eats

Healthy and tasty recipe ideas for your next tailgate or game day party! We’re in the thick of football season where the tailgates (here’s my chance to say “We Are!”) and game watching parties in full swing. Now, I’m not going to be that dietitian that says you can’t have buffalo wings or chips and dip […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • October 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Schools Aim for Less Waste & Better Nutrition with Smarter Lunchrooms Movement

By Michelle Algeo, RDN, PAND Media Team As the Health and Nutrition Coordinator for Pittsburgh Public Schools, Elizabeth Henry, MS, RD, LDN has a pearl of wisdom to offer any school district or other organization considering conducting a plate waste study: Do it. But be prepared to be floored by the results. “We did a […]


  • By Clancy Harrison
  • In 2017
  • October 4, 2017

11 Surprising Things to Know When Donating to a Food Pantry

Holidays spark the spirit of giving and with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas around the corner; food donations are in full swing to help fight hunger. Schools are sending flyers home and local grocery stores are hosting food drives. Unfortunately, hunger is silently sweeping our nation with 42 million people struggling to find their next meal […]