Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Daniela Vega There are many nutrients that are important to bone health, but two of the most important are calcium and vitamin D. A good diet is one of the building blocks for healthy bones, which also includes exercise and avoiding certain risk factors for falls. Poor bone health […]
Importance of Vitamin D in the Winter
Written by UConn Dietetics student Lauren Pinto When it comes to colder climates and the winter months, Vitamin D deficiencies can occur. Why is that a concern? Humans get 95% of their vitamin D from the sun!1 In the Northern Hemisphere, during our winter months, Vitamin D deficiencies are an issue due to lack of […]
What Nutrients Should Concern a Vegetarian or Vegan?
Written by UConn Dietetics student Breanna Karabeinikoff The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that thoughtfully planned vegetarian or vegan diets are nutritionally adequate and appropriate for all stages of life, including pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and older adulthood1. These diets may provide several health benefits. Vegans and vegetarians have reported a lower risk of developing […]