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At-home Food Sensitivity Tests

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Olivia Routhier. In recent years, people have become increasingly aware of the impact their diet has on their overall well-being. An important aspect to consider when evaluating your diet is that diet is never a one-size-fits-all. Each person has their own food preferences that are formed by a variety […]

Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Magdalena Polkowski. During pregnancy, specific nutrients become especially important for your baby’s growth and development. These nutrients include folic acid, iron, calcium, and vitamin D.1 As the need for these nutrients increases before and during pregnancy, it may become challenging for you, as a mom-to-be, to meet your requirements. […]

All About Avocados!

Written by Dietetics Masters student Emma Beck. Adding something healthy and delicious to your plate does not always mean veggies like lettuce and kale! Avocados are a fruit, and are a great source of healthy fats. They are an excellent source of good fats, specifically monounsaturated fatty acids, which may improve your learning, memory, and […]

Exploring Homemade Nutrition: Crafting No-Bake Granola Bars

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Angela Fauci Scarangella. Are you tired of reaching for those store-bought granola bars loaded with sugar and preservatives? Did you know you could easily whip up your very own batch of delicious and nutritious no-bake granola bars in the comfort of your kitchen? The bars you make at home […]

Grains, Grains, and More Grains!

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Carlie Stochl. Wheat and oats are not the only grains available to eat!! Did you know there are over 20 different types of grains? Examples of grains include wheat; white rice; Amaranth; barley; buckwheat; bulgur; einkorn; farro; Khorasan; millet; oats; quinoa; brown rice; rye; sorghum; Spelt; teff; and wild […]

Cook Once, Eat Twice!

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Charlotte Proceller. Are you tired of spending endless hours in the kitchen everyday cooking up meals? Meal prepping is the solution! Benefits of Meal Prepping: Time- saving: By taking a few hours on the weekend to meal prep for the week ahead, you can save hours the next week! […]

Fact vs Myth about Caffeine

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Casey Henderson Caffeine. From regular coffee drinkers who are convinced they need that first cup before anyone can speak to them, to college students who claim the caffeine keeps them awake to study for a big test, we all consume caffeine in different ways. How does caffeine really work? […]

Are You Eating Enough Seafood?

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Samantha Conroy Seafood (fish and shellfish) is a nutrient dense source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, rich in vitamins A; B12; D; iron; zinc; magnesium; phosphorus; and potassium and is relatively low in calories.1 Evidence has shown that eating fish and other seafood improves brain, eye, and heart health. […]

What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric?

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Elena Manning Turmeric has been a popular spice in dishes of all cultures, often used for its bright color and warm taste. In recent years, it has become a staple in many cabinets. There have been many claims of its powerful effects, some even naming it a “superfood.” But […]