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 ...

March 6th, 2016

Self-Care Sunday: 5 Magazines That Won’t Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

Self-Care Sunday: 5 Magazines That Won't Make You Feel Bad About Yourself Image via Bjarte Kvinge Tvedt/freeimages.com By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD While magazines can be fun to read, it can be hard to find a magazine that doesn't make us feel bad about ourselves. Many focus on quick-fix diets or other extreme behaviors, rather than promoting overall well-being. Reading them can make you feel like ...

March 7th, 2016

How Let’s Move Can Help Our Kids — and How it Can Be Improved

How Let's Move Can Help Our Kids -- and How it Can Be Improved By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Image courtesy US Army IMCOM/Flickr It's hard not to like Michelle Obama. She's intelligent, has a good sense of humor, and is a great mom who is generally concerned about our kids. That's why she's created the Let's Move program, an initiative to help make this and future generations of kids healthier by encouraging them to ...

March 3rd, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Giveaway

Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Giveaway Image via San Jose Library/Flickr by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD No matter how young or old you are, you probably remember Dr. Seuss as being an essential part of your childhood. The prolific children's writer and artist (who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel) created over 60 books during his lifetime, including such memorable favorites as The Cat in the Hat, Horton ...

February 29th, 2016

What to Say … and What Not to Say to Instill Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

Mindfulness Monday: What to Say ... and What Not to Say to Instill Healthy Eating and Mindfulness in Kids Image via Benjamin Earwicker/freeimages.com by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD In August 2013, I released Healthy Habits, a guide for parents and educators. The aim of the workbook -- an eight-lesson plan -- is to instill in children positive ways of approaching food and exercise. Lessons have a hands-on component, with ...