Eating

Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control.  However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating …

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Healthy eating habits start through adolescent education

In the field of nutrition, we are taught about the importance of good nutrition habits, the role of vitamins and minerals, and which diets are better for preventing chronic disease later in life. However, as I look back several years ago to when I was in high school, I remember not understanding why the diets …

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