Game day and the grill’s going and your friends are gathered ’round. You’re ready to put the chicken on the grill. And you realize the cooler’s open and sitting in the full sun. Is the chicken safe to serve? Vicky Cora, Scott & White GI Nutrition Support Dietitian, offers tips for storing, preparing and serving … Continue reading Barbecuing, tailgating and avoiding food-borne illness
Written by Franklin Smalley, MD, Scott & White Healthcare Taylor Clinic It is often quoted that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is important for many reasons to eat at least three meals a day, balancing calories between these and maybe a small healthy snack in between them, but there have … Continue reading Mom was right: Breakfast matters
Is it a blue sports drink or window cleaner? Candy or a calcium supplement? Apple juice or cleaning solution? Chocolate candies or iron supplements? For us, it’s usually a no-brainer. And as awful as it may sound to us to chug from a cleaning solution container, common household substances such as this can resemble yummy … Continue reading Is it candy or is it poison?
By Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman The Nutrition Facts label is there, but what do we do with the information? Interpreting the Nutrition Facts label can help us make smart food choices. The % Daily Values (DV) listed on food labels are based on a 2,000 calorie diet (which is not one-size-fits-all). Look, … Continue reading Decoding the Nutrition Facts Label
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman With the cold weather rolling through, soup is often a go-to meal. It seems to warm us up from the inside out. While soups can be full of hearty ingredients, watch out for high calorie or other nutrition pitfalls. For example, cream-based soups are typically high … Continue reading Healthy soup suggestions
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman This time of year, we find chocolate temptations all around us. Here are a few chocolate factoids: Chocolate contains compounds such as seratonine and phenylethylamine that are known mood-boosters. Chocolate is not for animals. A compound called threombomine in chocolate can be toxic and potentially fatal … Continue reading Choc-a-lot or a little?
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman The holiday season is just around the corner, and many of us will struggle with unwanted weight gain. As we get into the season, we are faced with countless opportunities to indulge in our favorite treats. We load up our plate with a little of everything … Continue reading Curbing unwanted holiday weight gain