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5 Reasons to Celebrate Walk to School Day

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 the snow drifts during winter. The girls wore tights and dresses, walking […]


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

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 were a challenge to […]


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

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 going from zero to at […]

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

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 trainer do for the normal people out there? […]


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

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 large part, to poor sleep […]


NYC Registered Dietitian Celebrates The Slow Food Movement

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 a group of activists organized a demonstration […]

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

  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 can skip this blog because you’ve got it […]

Happy Birthday, Julia, From NYC Registered Dietitian

“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 a book deal, followed by a movie […]