nutrition

It’s All About Balance: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Written by UConn Dietetics student Olivia Ford Good nutrition, physical activity and a healthy body weight are all important parts of a person’s overall health and wellbeing. What is good nutrition you may ask? Good nutrition means you are eating a variety of whole foods that you enjoy like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, […]

Fermented Foods and their Benefits

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Amy Corcoran Fermented foods and drinks have been around for thousands of years, and they’re making a comeback! Fermentation is a process where microorganisms (think yeast, bacteria, and mold) break down the sugars in food to release acids, gases, nutrients, and alcohols. It’s how milk turns to tangy yogurt, cabbage […]

Eat SMART in the New Year!

Written by UConn registered dietitian-nutritionist Donna Zigmont, RDN, CD-N   Every January, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions to make positive changes in their lives. After a very difficult 2020 due to COVID-19, we are hopeful that 2021 will be more promising for all of us. Many of us have had to put our […]

Holiday Party Tips to Avoid Mindless Eating

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Lilly Tartsinis Who doesn’t love the holidays? The decorations, the cheer, the family, and the food! And oh the food! The holiday goodies and traditional recipes! It is possible to forget how much you are snacking and eating during the holidays, so here are some tips that may be helpful […]

Traditional Holiday Recipes Made Healthier!

Written By UConn Dietetics Student Anthony Duong As the holidays approach, it is easy to lose track of the importance of a healthy diet. Whether the holidays are spent with family in person or through a webcam, everyone can bond through new experiences of making their traditional dishes healthier! Many traditional holiday dishes include high […]

The Mediterranean Diet: Top 5 Benefits

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Leah Pfrommer You’ve probably heard bits and pieces of information about the Mediterranean Diet, but what is it all about? For the third year in a row this diet has garnered the top spot because it’s simply about eating healthy, increasing healthy fats, and maintaining a well-balanced diet. More specifically, […]