• 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, […]