10 Heart-Healthy Ideas for Your Plate

| By Jamie Stolarz | When we think of February, we think of Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate love, share valentines, indulge in a few sweets, and get out those heart decorations. But did you know the heart theme continues through the month with a strong health message? February is American Heart Month. Why should we celebrate? Because your heart works for you 24 … Continue reading 10 Heart-Healthy Ideas for Your Plate

A Dietitian’s Advice on New Year’s Resolutions

| By Jamie Stolarz | Happy New Year! What does the start of a new year mean for you? A fresh start on fitness, weight, health, family or your career? Do you find you set resolutions each year but have lost focus on them before the end of the year? Unfortunately, big resolutions are set but most often are not kept. But there’s a secret … Continue reading A Dietitian’s Advice on New Year’s Resolutions

Lose Weight by Eating Mindfully

| By Jamie Stolarz | Mindfulness. A seemingly simple word that can apply to so many scenarios – including eating. Mindfulness can help us be aware of the everyday simple pleasures in life, such as eating a meal. By practicing mindfulness in eating, we are fully emerged in the sensory experience. And in this way, it can be a tool in weight management, especially over … Continue reading Lose Weight by Eating Mindfully

Keep Food Poisoning off the Table this Holiday

| By Jamie Stolarz | Staphylococcus aureus. Campylobacter. Shigella. These foodborne illnesses sound like dinosaur names or constellations in the sky. They seem far off – but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 6 Americans gets sick from foodborne illness each year. That’s every sixth seat around your Thanksgiving table. Talking about food safety isn’t the most fun part of … Continue reading Keep Food Poisoning off the Table this Holiday

How Not to Get Sick From Halloween Candy

| By Jamie Stolarz | October. One of my favorite months for both the weather and the start of the holiday season.  With the holidays come many food events, starting with Halloween trick-or-treating and parties. But the holidays also bring the potential for lower-nutrient foods and weight gain.  How can you enjoy the holidays without the weigh-down from the higher-fat and higher-calorie foods?  Here are … Continue reading How Not to Get Sick From Halloween Candy