• By Jessica DeGore
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  • October 28, 2020

Lentils 101

By: Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN Lentils have been used in many cultures of the Middle East and India for thousands of years1. They are what is called a pulse, which is a dried legume seed. Lentils are nutrtious and are a terrific addition to a healthy eating pattern. They are one of the few […]


  • By Talia Follador
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  • 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
  • In Uncategorized
  • 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 […]