Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

NYC Nutrition

Boost Your Fiber Intake, Boost Your Health

Boost Your Fiber Intake, Boost Your Health   November is American Diabetes Month and with all the talk about blood sugar and high quantities of sugar in our diets, glucose is on our minds. As a dietitian, I work with many patients who live with diabetes, and one of my number one recommendations for diabetics […]

NYC Dietitian Offers Six Tips to Replace Frankenstein Foods

Keep the Mystery and Horror Out of Your Childrens’ Lunch Boxes

Keep the Mystery and Horror Out of Your Childrens’ Lunch BoxesTo celebrate Halloween, I started thinking about foods in disguise – foods that dress like foods but are hiding a whole bunch of Frankenstein elements behind them to keep them looking  and tasting like food. Many of us take things at face value, pick them […]

Personal Trainer NYC Tip of the Month

Seven Tips to Stand Taller, Sit Straighter and Live Better

Seven Tips to Stand Taller, Sit Straighter and Live Better “Stop slouching.” “Sit up straight.” Growing up to our grandmothers, mothers and aunts harping about bad posture, we thought it was about drinking tea nicely and being “a lady.” Certainly part of it was that. But, on a much deeper level, they were right. Sit […]

Science and Nutrition, New Studies Bring Back Fats

Make Room for Bacon (Within Reason!)

Make Room for Bacon (Within Reason!)There are absolutely no absolutes. (Except for trans fats – they’re absolutely bad). It seems as if there are waves of nutritional trends, and the pendulum has swung from no-fat diets and cholesterol fear to putting sugar on the hot seat. Nutrition, like any science, isn’t static. As science gets […]

A Registered Dietitian Takes a Close Look at What’s in your Glass

Hemp, Oats, Soy, Almonds, Coconut?

Hemp, Oats, Soy, Almonds, Coconut? Got Milk-Substitute? That ad campaign hasn’t really caught on. The Healthy Eating Plate, created by Harvard’s School of Public Health, is a response to the USDA’s MyPlate. The big difference in the Harvard diet is that there is a conspicuous absence of dairy products. The cow has lost its protagonism. […]

Satisfy Your Child’s Sweet Tooth With These Healthy Alternatives

7 Sweet Substitutes From a Registered Dietitian

7 Sweet Substitutes From a Registered Dietitian   Kids love sweets. Human beings love sweets. In fact, we can blame our ancestors and evolution for our innate sweet tooth tendencies, as evolutionary biologist and Harvard University professor Daniel Lieberman writes in The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease: “Sugar is a deep, […]

Tackling the “Weight” Discussion with Children from a Registered Dietitian’s POV

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Our children are inundated, daily, with images, videos, and clips of photoshopped “perfect bodies.”  The messages they receive  about what bodies are the “right” bodies are loud and clear. But then we walk into a supermarket, and behold  the bright colored sugary treats, right at eye level, all within reach. Add […]

Seven Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians

Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Week

Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Week The second week of September is Vegetarian Awareness Week, and today I want to touch on some challenges vegetarians face. I’ve had people share with me that others seem to feel defensive when they tell them they are vegetarians. It’s almost as if vegetarianism is a challenge, whether it’s put out […]