Slices of Life: Lessons Learned While Eating My Way through Italy

Back when I was an undergrad, I took a course called Mediterranean Food and Culture. The course turned out to be one of my favorite courses at Syracuse University. We read about the research linking the Mediterranean Diet to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. We also learned about the food … Continue reading Slices of Life: Lessons Learned While Eating My Way through Italy

Nutrition Lately: February 2017

This is the first post of Nutrition Lately, a series where I’ll be sharing some of my favorite posts on nutrition and health in the news and media lately. Nutrition Lately is all about translating nutrition science and health trends using a practical, evidence-based, and holistic approach. Here’s the Latest: 4 Mistakes People Make When Going Gluten-Free: Some people … Continue reading Nutrition Lately: February 2017

Real Talk: Stop Relying on Willpower, Start Making Healthy Eating Easier

Have you ever watched a movie while eating a bowl of popcorn before realizing that you’ve emptied the bowl? Have you ever been waiting at the checkout of grocery store and added a few candies to you cart because they were convenient and easy to grab? Or, have you ever been served a huge meal at restaurant and finished … Continue reading Real Talk: Stop Relying on Willpower, Start Making Healthy Eating Easier

Recipe Roundup: 10 Hearty Winter Soups to Make in Less than an Hour

Snow. Wind. Frigid temperatures. Winters like these usually leave me craving a warm bowl of soup. It’s one of those comfort foods that never really gets old. The problem I have, though, is choosing what soup to eat.  Canned soup is always easy. Just crack open the can, pour it into a bowl, zap in … Continue reading Recipe Roundup: 10 Hearty Winter Soups to Make in Less than an Hour

Q&A: What’s the Difference Between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

As a nutrition student working towards becoming a registered dietitian, I get this question a lot! Dietitian, Nutritionist, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist are titles that I’ve heard people mistakenly use interchangeably. The truth is, there is a HUGE difference between these terms. Let’s clear up the confusion. Nutritionist is a non-accredited title that anyone can call themselves, … Continue reading Q&A: What’s the Difference Between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?