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How to Make “Girl Dinner” Nutritionally Balanced

By Gabrielle Finora Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University ’24   The “Girl Dinner” Trend: Navigating Nutrition and Social Media Influence If you are on TikTok or Instagram, chances are you have heard about the “girl dinner” trend, in which women and girls display their meal choices for that evening. These meals typically consist of a plate of snack

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The Role of The Gut Microbiome in Diabetes Management

Exploring the Connection Between Gut Health and Type 2 Diabetes Management by Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES   For decades, management of type 2 diabetes has largely been approached through lifestyle changes and medication.  New research is pointing to another deeper issue related to the root causes of diabetes: the gut microbiome.  The bacteria

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Screening for Feeding and Eating Disorders: What Dietitians Want Pediatricians to Know

Early Screening for Eating Difficulties in Children: A Critical Step for Development Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES The Prevalence of Feeding and Eating Disorders in Children There is a growing interest in early eating difficulties in children and their impact on growth and development in later years. A number of research studies suggest that

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Exercise + Mindful Movement: Ditch the Mirror

Mirror-Free Workouts: Enhancing Body Positivity and Mental Well-Being by Lauren Licatesi, MS, RD Physical exercise is indeed positive for mental well-being, especially with improved mood, focus, and decreased stress. Yet, studies show that exercising with mirrors could lead to poor body image and increased body dysmorphia. While there are benefits to exercising in front of a

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