December 22nd, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Entertain the Concept of Health this Holiday Season

Throwback Thursday: Entertain the Concept of Health this Holiday Season   The holidays are almost here! I thought now would be the perfect time to revisit an older blog post about how to celebrate without thinking about your weight and instead just enjoying the present -- all the happiness, family and great food that comes with the holiday season. Read on for my tips on how to celebrate health and holidays during ...

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 ...

May 5th, 2016

What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

What's the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Diabetes is not just one illness. There are several different types. The most common are Type 1 and Type 2, and there is also gestational diabetes which happens during pregnancy. Type 1 and 2 are two totally different diseases, however they share some similarities and can look very ...

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 ...

February 15th, 2016

Mindfulness Monday: How Mindfulness Can Help You Reduce Stress

Mindfulness Monday: How Mindfulness Can Help You Reduce Stress Image via Flickr/Image Catalog by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team If you read my blog, you know I am a huge advocate for mindful eating. Mindful eating allows one to eat all foods in a healthy way. But mindfulness is not only beneficial for those trying to conquer disordered eating. It can also help you deal with ...