Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

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 […]

Dietitians Celebrate Homegrown Health in National Farmer’s Market Week

Fresh, In-season Foods, Make for Healthy Eating

Fresh, In-season Foods, Make for Healthy EatingDuring the 1930s, in the middle of the Great Depression, two farmers from Southern California came up with an idea. They wanted to create a meeting place where local farmers could sell their fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products. So a dozen or so farmers parked on the corner […]

Registered Dietitian NYC Works with New Moms

Post-Partum Diet Tips for Breastfeeding, Bottle Feeding, and Vegan Moms

Post-Partum Diet Tips for Breastfeeding, Bottle Feeding, and Vegan MomsPreparing for your baby’s arrival is overwhelming. On TV, it’s portrayed as a fairytale of picking out special blankets, too-cute clothes, baby showers, and big welcomes. On the other extreme, parents-to-be might be struggling with finances, job stress, and not knowing how a new person will […]

Personal Trainer NYC Finds Activity Everywhere for Long Summer Days

Take the Couch out of the Summer Equation

Take the Couch out of the Summer EquationAbout thirty years ago, summer meant leaving the house after breakfast and returning when our parents hollered our names for lunch and/or dinner. It meant riding bikes, roller skating, going home for a pit stop to refuel, then back out to catch bees in jars. Activity was an […]