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  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • June 2, 2021

Sweets & Treats for Kids: Tips from a Registered Dietitian Mom

By Rabiya Bower, MHSc, RD, LDN As a mom and a registered dietitian, you may think my kid only eats “healthy” food. While our family does enjoy a variety of foods, my number one concern is ensuring she has a healthy relationship with food, and understands “all foods fit!” We focus on lots of fruits […]

  • 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 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 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 Julie Stefanski
  • In March
  • March 1, 2017

The Economic Burden of Childhood Hunger

By Clancy Harrison MS, RDN, FAND Everyone desires a nation with prosperous jobs, economic growth, and safe environments. But how do we ensure our children grow up in a nation full of opportunity? There are many ways to improve the economy of the United States. However, a prosperous nation cannot occur until we demolish childhood hunger, a handicap […]