• By Julie Stefanski
  • In August
  • August 29, 2018

Kids Can Eat Right This School Year

By Julie Stefanski MEd, RDN, LDN, CDE August is not only back to school time for many students, teachers, and parents, but it’s also Kids Eat Right MonthTM a celebration of the need to teach children about the importance of good nutrition. More than 40% of U.S. kids bring their own food to school. In […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In August
  • August 22, 2018

16 Easy Back-to-School Dinners for Busy Families

By Jennifer Pullman MA, RDN, CSOWM, LDN   Back to school time is here. Kids are slowly starting back to school.  Not only is school in session, but after school activities are starting up again too. You know what this means? Families all over the country will need quick, easy, and healthy meals to get […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 15, 2018

Breastfeeding: The Amazing Benefits and Downplayed Struggles

By: Kelly R. Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN The first week in August is “World Breastfeeding Week” and this year women all over the world opened up on social media to promote the “liquid gold” that is the most natural way to feed our precious infants. This year’s theme was “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.” After […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 10, 2018

What have Pittsburgh area dietitians been up to?

PittAND PitAND Members’ Legislative Luncheon The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PitAND) had an eventful membership year. Our biggest achievement was transitioning to our beautiful, new and improved website. It was a big step up from our previous site and has allowed for more flexibility in engaging with our members. Thanks to Erin Pover, […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 8, 2018

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

By: Angie Dye, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN August is National Gastroparesis Awareness Month. If you are good with Latin roots, you may realize that “gastro” refers to stomach and “paresis” refers to impaired movement, meaning that gastroparesis is a problem that affects the normal emptying of the stomach. This can lead to significant nutrition-related problems, […]


  • By Jessica DeGore
  • In Uncategorized
  • August 1, 2018

Kids Eat Right

Making Mealtime Manageable: Three actions to take when your kid’s diet differs from the families By:Caroline West Passerrello  I was recently interviewed on the topic of children who choose to become vegetarians on their own.  There were a lot of questions specific to this pattern of eating, but my responses really reminded me of three […]