Food As Medicine

Berries are nature’s vibrant jewels, bursting with delightful colors and flavors while packing a punch of health benefits.

Feeding Minds, Nourishing Futures

The Academy of Global Citizenship in Chicago is redefining the role of school food services by prioritizing health and wellness, global awareness, and community engagement.

The Verdant Vitality

Leafy greens

Not only are leafy greens easy to grow, but these vibrant and versatile veggies are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and offer a myriad of health benefits.

FANTASTIC FUNGI

Explore the many ways mushrooms can benefit our well-being. From boosting our immune system to supporting a healthy gut, mushrooms have much to offer. Let’s uncover the simple yet powerful health benefits that mushrooms bring to the table.

Going Beneath the Surface

Root vegetables

Food As Medicine Going Beneath the SurfaceExploring the Delicious World of Root Vegetables In the culinary world, among the plethora of vibrant produce, there is an overlooked yet essential category […]

Framingham Heart Study

The year was 1944.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was planning for the Allied landing at Normandy.  Around the same time, out of concern from his daughter, the President admitted himself to Bethesda Naval Hospital in March of 1945 for a second opinion.

Nutritional Power of Winter Squash

Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, oh my! Around this time of year, there may not be much local produce available, but winter squash is still in season. These versatile and hearty fruits come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors, adding warmth and flavor to seasonal dishes.

Identity and Nutrition

We all have labels that are part of our identity. Some of those labels we choose for ourselves and some we don’t. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I chose to spend many years studying and working to earn that label. However, sometimes the dietitian label makes me look very different to some people than how I see myself. For example, a very common misconception is that dietitians are part of the “food police” meaning we are watching and judging what other people eat.

February is All About the Heart

Welcome to American Heart Month! Two dates in February referencing the heart come to mind. American Heart Month is a time we focus on love by celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to a nice restaurant for dinner or fixing a special dinner at home or giving gifts of chocolates or sweet treats to our sweeties. Love is in the air!

The World of Citrus

Winter is in full swing here in Wisconsin. Temperatures have plummeted, snow covers the landscape, and most fields lie dormant. Since many people in this area can’t grow their produce given the climate this time of year, finding local, fresh produce is more challenging.