Entries by Jen Rolston

5 Tips to Continue Healthy Eating Habits for Teens from New York Registered Dietitian

Support Healthy Eating in Teenage Years

Support Healthy Eating in Teenage Years One day, we have happy, energetic kids who are ready to take on the world with sidewalk chalk and stuffed animals. The next, we have beings that eat all our food, want to huddle in their bedrooms with devices stuck in their ears, and roll their eyes at everything […]

Activity and Nutrition Tips to Keep Kids a Healthy Weight

We Can! Unplug, Eat Well and Get Fit as a Family

We Can! Unplug, Eat Well and Get Fit as a Family   1 in 3 children are overweight. 1 in 6 children are obese. This puts millions of children at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Moreover, children who struggle with their weight often have […]

Registered Personal Trainer Talks About the Yoga Bug

Myths and Facts about this Health Trend That’s Here to Stay

Myths and Facts about this Health Trend That’s Here to Stay Yoga is hot. And what felt like something trending, a passing fad, has really entrenched itself in the American mindset as favorite exercise choice. A Forbes article cites that yoga-ers have nearly doubled in the past three years, from 20 million to 37 million practitioners. […]

NYC Dietitian and Personal Trainer Discusses What the Health

 The Netflix Documentary Based on Misinformation and Hype

 The Netflix Documentary Based on Misinformation and Hype I was lucky to sit down with Abigail Miller with the Dailymail.com to discuss the Netflix documentary that claims we all should jump on the vegan bandwagon or die. Perhaps that’s an exaggeration. But so is the film. In fact, it’s a compilation of “alternative facts” that are […]

NYC Dietitian Recommends the Flavors of August’s Harvest

What’s in Season?

What’s in Season? Summer is winding down. Social media is being blasted with back-to-school pics. And fall is just around the corner. Before we settle into pumpkin and squash season, don’t forget the flavors of August – with some of the best, healthiest in-season produce all year. The August harvest has some of my favorites. […]

Quick, Healthy, and Inexpensive School Lunches with These 9 Tips from NYC Registered Dietitian

Keep Mornings Stress-free with these Shortcuts to Healthy Lunches

Keep Mornings Stress-free with these Shortcuts to Healthy Lunches   There are 180 school days and the same number of school lunches to prepare. It’s daunting and can overwhelm the most creative of chefs. Oftentimes I browse through Websites and see animal figure sandwiches and elaborate recipes that take me even longer to read than […]

Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms from NYC Registered Dietition

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month and “Chart a Course with your Baby”

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month and “Chart a Course with your Baby”   When a baby is born, everybody becomes an expert, eager to share their unsolicited opinions: what’s best for the baby, the mom, what the baby should be eating, how much she should be sleeping, which toys are the most stimulating to insure acceptance […]

The Coconut Oil Diet Trend

The Skinny on Fats (Oils) and Best Ways to Incorporate Them in our Diets From NYC Registered Dietitian

The Skinny on Fats (Oils) and Best Ways to Incorporate Them in our Diets From NYC Registered Dietitian   Coconut oil has taken its place next to kale and other dietary trends. There`s even toothpaste with coconut oil. As with all trends, it´s taking some hits. Recently the American Heart Association published a study about dietary fats […]

Staying Fit on Vacation – Tips from NYC Registered Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

Indulge and Enjoy!

Indulge and Enjoy!   Recently I sat down with Allie Sullivan from The Path to discuss ways to keep fit during vacation time. I just wanted to take this opportunity to expand on those ideas, focusing on family health during vacations. We’ve got a good chunk of summer vacation left, and finding ways to keep the […]

6 Tips to Choose Your Perfect-Fit Personal Trainer

Make an Informed Decision to Hire the Right Trainer 

Make an Informed Decision to Hire the Right Trainer    The lore that personal trainers are for the stars lingers. Many people relegate the idea of having a personal trainer to a lavish lifestyle, when, in fact, certified personal trainers work with everyone from pre-natal clients to grandparents. Getting a personal trainer, for most, isn’t […]