Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

NYC Registered Dietitian Discusses Food Equity and Food Environment

Access to Healthy, Inexpensive Nutritional Options is a Challenge for Many

Access to Healthy, Inexpensive Nutritional Options is a Challenge for ManyIf there’s anything Covid-19 has taught us, is that there are egregious problems of inequity not only in the United States but around the world. In America, the CDC reports “a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.” Inequality is also […]

Tips to Reach Exercise and Nutrition Goals from NYC Registered Dietitian

Healthy Living is Just a Step Away

Healthy Living is Just a Step AwayWhat do almost all fitness, health, and diet advertisements have in common? The end result. Sculpted bodies and magnificent testimonials: The recovered addict who runs marathons. The stressed out corporate executive that changed their life through meditation … the list goes on. Americans love these dream stories, as they […]

6 Tips to Bring the Mediterranean to your Table from New York Nutritionist

Clean Out Your Pantry and Enjoy the Flavors of the Mediterranean

Clean Out Your Pantry and Enjoy the Flavors of the Mediterranean Many of us have had a lot of extra time on our hands these days. So, if you still have some at-home chores and are feeling inspired for even more spring cleaning, why not lighten things up with a taste of the Mediterranean? May […]

13 Tips to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget from New York Registered Nutritionist

Stretch Your Dollars and Make Every Meal Count

Stretch Your Dollars and Make Every Meal Count Money is tight for everyone right now. Balance that with the need to keep our health – mental and physical – up, and it might feel almost impossible to eat healthy on such a limited budget. It’s not. It simply takes a little extra preparation and thoughtfulness. […]

8 Tips for Seniors to Keep Active in Quarantine from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

Stay Home, But Don’t Stay Still

Stay Home, But Don’t Stay Still There are four pillars to fitness, in particular senior fitness: strength training, cardio, balance, and flexibility. Many mistake fitness for preparing for the Iron Man or other sports events. Being fit comes down to one fundamental thing – independence. During the last several weeks, even longer for some, many […]

5 Foods to Help Reduce Anxiety from NYC Registered Dietitian

Gut Health = Mental Health

Gut Health = Mental HealthOne of the most remarkable things about what we’re living through today is the uncertainty. It’s really hard for many to let things go, to realize that there are things way beyond our control. Many people have lost jobs, closed businesses, have loved ones who are far away, ill, or have […]

5 Tips from NYC Registered Dietitian on How to Put Yourself First

Nutrition, Exercise, and Self Care for Busy Women

Nutrition, Exercise, and Self Care for Busy Women The tiredness and fatigue are real. We’re stretched to the limits every day between work and family, social obligations and social work, and the pressure of trying to fit everything from exercise and PTA meetings to political rallies and Girl Scout cookie sales in a 24-hour time […]

How Kindness Should be an Integral Part of Training and Nutrition from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

#KindnessIsTrending

#KindnessIsTrendingI know. It doesn’t feel like it. With a landslide of anger and negativity (yes, it’s an election year and we’ve ONLY just begun); with TV shows that make millions from the ugliest sides of humanity feeding off envy, vanity, competitiveness, and ire; there’s this overwhelming feeling of discontent … everywhere. Enter social media. A […]

Tips to Effective, and Safe, Weight Training from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

Be Present, Be Aware, Watch Your Form to Build Strength and Stay Healthy

Be Present, Be Aware, Watch Your Form to Build Strength and Stay HealthyI’ve discussed mindfulness a lot over the last couple of years. Being aware of what’s on our plate, who we’re sharing a meal with, how we’re progressing our fitness programs, and how to cut through the noise of every day to find spaces […]