December 2nd, 2016

TM for Kids

TM for Kids Pic courtesy of CoraViral.com by Laura Cipullo and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Most people know David Lynch from his television show Twin Peaks, and films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. However, quietly, over the years, he has also been an advocate, promoting Transcendental Meditation in schools, and among the homeless, veterans, and low-income families. According to Smithsonian ...

May 17th, 2016

Throwback Tuesday: Raising a Child to Love Their Body

Throwback Tuesday: Raising a Child to Love Their Body Image via Rafal Klermacz/Flickr by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Our feelings about our body may be formed at an early age, and sometimes quite negatively. The National Eating Disorders Association found that 40 to 60 percent of kids 6 through 12 are already worried about how much they weigh, and 70 percent would like to ...

April 6th, 2016

Getting Your Children to Chill Out

Getting Your Children to Chill Out By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Kids are stressed out, and really, who can blame them? There's the pressure to do well in school; to juggle household chores, a social life and extracurricular activities; to fit in with classmates; and to handle all the issues that come with a changing body. Managing that stress is important for feeling good in the moment, and the future: A recent ...

March 31st, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Many Alternatives to White Pasta

Throwback Thursday: The Many Alternatives to White Pasta Photo by NYMetroParents.com By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Did you know there’s more to pasta than just white? Pasta comes in so many different types of varieties these days, allowing us to expand our flavor horizons. There's wheat-free soybean; Shirataki (an Asian pasta made from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant); brown rice pasta; and buckwheat ...

March 21st, 2016

What Kale Can Do For You — and Why It’s Anything But Boring

What Kale Can Do For You -- and Why It's Anything But Boring image via James Wilsher/freeimages.com by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD As you know, my philosophy is "eat kale and cupcakes." This being National Nutrition Month, I thought it would be a good time to look at the "kale" portion of my favorite phrase. We are all aware that kale is a nutritious food, but what kind of nutrition does it provide? Let's take a closer ...