Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

5 Reasons to Celebrate Walk to School Day

Build Community, Movement Mindset, Health and Safety One Step at a Time

Build Community, Movement Mindset, Health and Safety One Step at a Time Today is Walk to School Day, something most of our grandparents would laugh about. A friend’s grandma, for instance, grew up in North Dakota. She remembers she and her sister would hold onto their little brother’s hands so he wouldn’t get lost in […]

8 Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians or Want-to-be Vegetarians from Registered NYC Dietitian

Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month Not too long ago, vegetarianism was considered a radical choice. We’ve all had family members – mostly grandmothers and great grandmothers – who balked at the idea of becoming vegetarian. Some of my clients have shared how defensive others get when they mention they’re a vegetarian, as if their food choices […]

8 Easy-to-Follow Tips to Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Consumption:

More Matters For Your Health

More Matters For Your Health When I create an individualized meal plan for my clients, oftentimes they’re shocked, and intimidated, by how many fruits and vegetables they should be eating. Most Americans eat way less than what’s recommended. In general, the American diet includes too many processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables. But […]

6 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer from New York Registered PT

What Can a Personal Trainer Do For you?

What Can a Personal Trainer Do For you? Personal trainers are for Hollywood A-list stars, supermodels, and athletes, right? Wrong. There’s a lot of mythology around what personal trainers do and who should hire them. Plus, fitness apps abound, everything from do-good while exercising Charity miles to Fitbit (your own portable personal trainer).  What can a personal […]

4 Easy-to-Follow Tips to Make Time for Breakfast from New York Nutritionist

Don’t Skip Out on Breakfast

Don’t Skip Out on Breakfast For some reason, and as often as we read, hear, and even say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” the idea is still met with skepticism. Breakfast continues to score pretty low on many people’s priority list.  It’s normal. We’ve become a sleep deprived society, thanks, in […]

NYC Registered Dietitian Celebrates The Slow Food Movement

Slow Food is Sustainable, Healthy, and Accessible

Slow Food is Sustainable, Healthy, and Accessible Joyful living, passion, great films, magical seascapes, mountains, vineyards, rich flavors, and a history so decadent, seeped in art and architecture, Italy and Italians are models of great living. So it’s no surprise the Slow Food Movement was born in the 1980s in Italy’s capital.  Carlo Petrini and […]

Creative, Healthy, Easy-to-Prepare Lunch Ideas from NYC Registered Dietitian

Get out of the Back to School Lunch Rut

Get out of the Back to School Lunch Rut  Let’s be real. Life is busy. And finding time, and energy, to make healthy, varied, and balanced back to school lunches is a tall order for most. Sure. There’s always that parent who manages to make star-shaped sandwiches with a yogurt parfait. If that’s you, you […]

Happy Birthday, Julia, From NYC Registered Dietitian

Celebrating Passion, Flavor, and Health in 2018

Celebrating Passion, Flavor, and Health in 2018 “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” ― Julia Child If you mention Julia Child to anyone under fifty, they most likely know her through Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which was an insanely successful blog, followed by […]

6 Tips to Find Time to Eat Together as a Family from New York City Registered Dietitian

Celebrate Family Meals Month

Celebrate Family Meals Month We’ve become masters of juggling schedules: work, sports, dance, robotics club. We’re just around the corner from school starting. Soon we’ll be dealing with science projects, reading logs, and the new way to do fifth grade math (nobody really understands it). Family calendars are full now. But somehow, in all of […]

An Essential, Often Forgotten, Component of an Effective Training Program from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

How Sleep and Rest are Essential to Effective Training, Exercise, and Recovery

How Sleep and Rest are Essential to Effective Training, Exercise, and Recovery Team Sky is one of the top cycling teams in the world. Its tour bus has been nicknamed The Death Star. While its daunting appearance – black and large-enough to be seen from outer space – and the relentless way the cyclists from […]