By Gina O’Toole, RD, MPH, CLEC, CHOC Children’s Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services Eggs take the spotlight this month as Easter approaches, but the question remains: Should we consume them at all? The answer is a resounding yes! Though previously shunned, eggs now have the green light for eating. Though the cholesterol content of eggs
By Amanda Czerwin, DTR, CLE, and Nichole Balandran, DTR, CHOC Children’s Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services March is National Nutrition Month, and CHOC Children’s dieticians join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in encouraging everyone to enjoy the taste of eating right in 2014. Research shows that taste is the No. 1 reason for choosing the
The new spring sports season means rearranging schedules and picking up extra equipment, but parents of young athletes should also examine their meal plans to ensure young athletes are eating enough. “They absolutely need to eat more,” says Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann, a CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital pediatrician who works to provide nutrition tips and
By Jan Skaar, RD, CSP, CNSC, CLE, clinical dietician at CHOC Children’s You are not alone in your love for chocolate! February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month, and recently there has been an increasing focus on the potential health benefits of chocolate. The connection between the benefits of cocoa and cardiovascular health stems from the
Just in time for American Heart Month (February), CHOC Children’s Clinical Dietitian Joanne DeMarchi offers helpful tips to CHOC Radio listeners for promoting cardiovascular health. She stresses the importance of evaluating the family’s entire diet to ensure a wide variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables and whole grains. While consumers should avoid or limit saturated
By Colleen E. Trupkin, RD, CNSC, clinical dietician at CHOC Children’s Jan. 19 is Popcorn Day! Corn, also called maize, is a member of the grass family. There are six types of corn: pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn. Popcorn is the only one that pops. It comes in two shapes: snowflake and mushroom.
By Mary Sowa, MS, RD, clinical dietician at CHOC Children’s Just in time for National Fruit and Vegetable Month, check out these helpful guidelines on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet. One focus of the USDA’s new “MyPlate” guide is to make half of our plate, fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables
By Jessica Brown, RD, CNSC, CSP, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s As the summer is approaching student athletes start thinking about their goals for the upcoming sport’s season. Attempting to gain weight and bulk-up in the off season is a common goal of athletes in competitive strength and power sports. Here are a few tips