Month: April 2023

Making Your Own, Simple, and Healthy Salad Dressing

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters Student Maya Wolanin Eating salads is a great way to add more and varied vegetables into your daily diet. There are many varieties and options of store-bought salad dressings to drizzle on your salads. Some are healthier than others. Make sure you read the product label because some include high […]

Focus on Protein

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Mackenzie Merriman Power up with protein! The building block of all our cells, protein helps us to stay full, promotes muscle growth and repair, aids in strength of joints and supports immune health. Along with carbohydrates and fats, proteins supply calories/fuel/energy to our bodies. It is important to know […]

All About Introducing Babies to Solid Foods

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Jaiden Swanson Many new experiences come with parenting and feeding children. One common question is when and how do I introduce my baby to solid foods?  When to Introduce Solid Foods Introducing solid foods too early or too late can both be harmful to the child and affect their development. […]

How to: Reduce Food Waste

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Nikki Santillo Food waste is a major concern in the United States with about 30-40% of the food supply ending up as waste. Food waste is defined as a reduction in edible food along the food chain.1 This includes food loss during the production of food, storage, shopping, and cooking. […]