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Staff Highlight: Sarah Brunner

We are pleased to have you meet our new Registered Dietitian, Sarah Brunner. Sarah recently graduated from the Coordinated Program at Mount Mary University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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The Most Absurd Health Myths We’ve Seen Online

We’ve all seen them, from Google Search to our Facebook Newsfeed, absurd health myths aren’t hard to stumble upon. Unfortunately, not all of them are as transparent as we’d like them to be. So, here’s just a few that we wanted to make sure to call out.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Water

Finding out if you get enough water and why is it important, are the two most compelling questions that surround the issue of fluid intake. Most scientists say that men can average about 15 cups of fluids per day especially in the summer, while women can average about 11 cups. Much of this calculation has to do with the […]

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Kale: One of the World’s Healthiest Foods

It is remarkable how much press the vegetable, Kale, has been receiving. Looking closer you find a very diverse and tasty vegetable that is actually very adaptable to many good recipes. It is now called one of “the World’s Healthiest Foods.” Kale is 33 calories for a firm measuring cup full. Also known as leaf […]

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Use Positive Psychology to Make Resolutions a Reality

So many people feel that getting off to the right start for the New Year is extremely important. And, I agree. There is nothing better than feeling the break from the old year and moving on to the New Year. You can do this quickly, or you can spend a little time “looking back” first, using […]

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Mid-Afternoon Snack Ideas to Kick that "2:30 Feeling"

During the course of our Team Weight Loss Challenge program, questions have come in from participants as to the best foods as snacks to include in their plan during the six week event. I thought I would share their comments and questions with you, in particular this one about snacking in the afternoon at work.

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Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

Food, nutrition, and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children — food to fuel busy, successful lives, nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains, and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends. As with any part of raising children, no one does a perfect […]

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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Weight loss foods & the "finish line"

There’s this common misconception that you eat different foods when you want to lose weight, than what you should eat “normally.” And once you lose that weight, you can go back to eating whatever you did before. Reality check! Eating the healthiest and most natural foods will help you not only lose the weight, but […]

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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Does drinking water help you lose weight?

My mother used to tell me that she was going to drink a lot of water on a daily basis, so that she could lose some weight that week. She believed that the water would fill up her stomach and keep her full, then she would not feel like eating. Is water a good addition […]

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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Supplements

If you follow the news, it will not take you long to come across a story about the latest unfolding of the truth about some dietary or nutrition myth, and it always seems to surprise people. Most information, if found in print, is taken as the truth. Yet, obviously this isn’t always the case. We […]

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