Monthly Archives: October 2012

One Small Step: Prader Willi Syndrome

If you do not know what Prader-Willi Syndrome is… please learn about it here.  My families that have children diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome are some of the most amazing people I know and I am honored to take care of them. In an effort to raise funds for research there are walks scheduled all over the world called One Step Small Step.  Click here for more information and consider a donation to help fund much needed research. I was asked to prepare a handout for all participants at a walk scheduled for next weekend in the south.  I wanted to share it with you.  The information is general healthy eating for everyone so […]

Here Comes the Halloween Candy

I love this time of year.  You want to know why?  I love everything about the pumpkin.  I love how it looks. I love how it tastes.  And I love roasted pumpkin seeds with all that flavor, fiber, zinc and Vitamin E.  It’s a dietitian’s dream snack. Let’s be honest.  Not all snacks in October are chock full of nutrients.  With pumpkins comes Halloween and with Halloween comes….CANDY!  Because I work in the kid nutrition business parents frequently ask me,  “How do I handle candy at Halloween?”.  You have to do what is comfortable for you and your home.  Here is a sampling of what many of the families I meet do: 1.)  Let them eat […]