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Why You (And Your Whole Family!) Should Be Taking a Daily Vitamin D Supplement

by Sarah Remmer, RD Vitamin D is probably THE most important vitamin talked about in the nutrition world today. If you haven’t heard about the importance of vitamin D, I’m here to get you up-to-date. And if you’re not already supplementing with vitamin D, I’m here to tell you that you need to get on it. YES – everyone should be taking a supplement! Even me – the dietitian! First of all, what exactly is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that we require for health. Being “fat-soluble” means that fat is required for its absorption. That’s right! We need fat in our diets and this is one of the reasons why it’s necessary (and good)! Vitamin...

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6 Nutrients to Focus on For Immune Health

by Sarah Remmer It’s that time of the year again! Cold and flu season is upon us and unfortunately, catching a bug is almost inevitable, especially if you’ve got school-aged children like me. And seriously – who has time to sit home and nurse an achy body back to health? Not me! As a busy mom of three kids, I can’t afford to get sick (even though my kids are germ monsters). There are a few key strategies to help prevent illnesses like regular hand washing, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet full of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats. But let’s face it: nobody is perfect. It’s hard to stay on track – even...

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A Dietitian’s Halloween Survival Guide for Parents

Guest post by Sarah Remmer, RD Halloween is fast approaching. Or is it? It feels like it’s just around the corner because Halloween costumes, spooky books, and mega-sized boxes of treats are available to purchase! The only thing that I suggest purchasing this far in advance would be a fun new trick-or-treating book (or maybe a costume) to get the kids excited. Let’s be honest, those big boxes of Halloween treats will get opened, scarfed and you’ll have to re-purchase right before Halloween. Am I right? To survive Halloween, I thought I would share my top 5 Halloween survival tips to get you through the “terrifying” season. Because kids and sugar and full moons… you get the picture. 1. Don’t...

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A Dietitian’s Take: Why You Might Want to Start Taking These Nutritional Supplements

  Guest post by Sarah Remmer, RD We all know how important good nutrition is for our short-term—but more importantly long term—health, right? The nutrients we consume through food help our bodies and brains to function properly, help to repair our bodily tissues, and contribute to our overall longevity and health. Eating a balanced diet complete with lots of vegetables, fruits, protein-rich foods, and whole grains helps us to attain most of the nutrients that we need for proper health. And as a registered dietitian, this is what I guide my clients and readers towards—a nutrient-rich, balanced eating plan most of the time! But, then there’s real life. Even as a dietitian, I know that eating nutritious foods at every...

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