Author: Ivette Lopez

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. […]

Choosing a Plant-based Milk Alternative

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Sydney Hodges Dairy can be classified as products from the milk of mammals.  This includes cow’s milk which is offered to us in a variety of fat levels (skim, 1%, 2%, whole (all cream included). The dairy aisle can be quite confusing because in the last twenty years or so, numerous […]

The Link Between Nutrition, Brain Health and Mental Health

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Paulina Karwowski Food Is Fuel Food is fuel, as the saying goes! Yet, we often forget to make sure that the fuel we put into our bodies are the healthiest varieties. Logically, it makes sense: what we put in can help make us what we are. Thus, if we […]

Make Your Own Spice Mixes!

Written by UConn Dietetic student Lisa Joyner Premade spice mixes and rubs are convenient, but are also usually loaded with extra salt, sugar, and other chemical compounds. Making your own is good for your health and your wallet. You may be surprised at how easy it can be to make your own spice blends and […]

Root Veggies Rock!

Written by Dietetics Masters student Scarlett Ball   What are Root Vegetables?  Root vegetables grow underneath the soil and absorb nutrients from the soil.  Health Benefits of Eating Root Vegetables  Root vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals and are great to add to the diet. Many of these vitamins and minerals support our immune system […]