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Tips for Eating Nutrient Dense Foods

Written by UConn Dietetic Intern Katrina Pruitt Americans eat significant amounts of calories, saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium in fast foods like burgers and fries, and frozen foods like pizza and ice cream. Canned foods can also supply high amounts of added salt. While these foods are okay to enjoy once in a while, […]

Strength Training: 7 Reasons to Lift Weights

Written by UConn Dietetics Intern Jami Pliego Let’s talk strength training! There is a common misconception that only body builders or those looking to gain weight need to practice strength training. However, this is not true! Regular strength training is important to keep your muscles working properly and maintaining body strength. Anyone can strength train, […]

Strength Training Benefits for Aging Bodies

Written by Kaleigh Sullivan As people age, activities that at one time were reasonably easy now take more effort. While it may seem like this is a natural part  of getting older, there are ways to prevent this. Exercise at any period of life is beneficial for the heart, muscles, joints, and mood, but movement and physical […]

“Go-To” Healthy Food Swaps

Written by Dietetic Intern Kathryn Murphy There are so many varieties and types of food on our planet! Some foods fall into healthy categories and others into less healthy categories. A lifetime of eating the less healthy foods can potentially increase risk for developing chronic diseases like heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and contribute to […]

Did You Know Garlic is Good for You?

Written by UConn Extension Summer Intern Jenna Zydanowicz Garlic, a root vegetable, has many benefits when included in your diet. It’s not only flavorful, it is also packed with a lot of antioxidants that can keep our bodies their healthiest! According to Amy Fischer, MS, RD, CDN, garlic has anti-inflammatory and microbial benefits. Garlic’s health […]

How to Hydrate in the Summer!

Written by UConn Extension Summer Intern Jenna Zydanowicz On those hot summer days, we are always looking for something to quench our thirst. Sometimes we want to reach for a cold can of soda, Gatorade, or even an iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. However, the best way to stay hydrated and keep your body functioning […]

Kid-Friendly Frozen Summer Treats

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Brooke Bosco There’s nothing like a cool, refreshing treat to help you beat the summer heat! Healthy, homemade frozen fruit pops are super easy to make with five ingredients or fewer. By making your own pops, you can avoid the added sugars often found in store-bought pops and benefit from […]