Healthy Snacks

HEALTHY CHOICES, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES BY BARBARA B. MINTZ, MS, RD Snacks do not have to be unhealthy. In fact, they are a very important part of a healthy diet. Summer is vacation time and we are busy enjoying the warmer weather with friends and family. Some people like to stay very busy on their time off, others like to slow things down. Either way, the rhythm of our lives changes and sometimes that keeps us […]

Nutrition Labels: Fact or Fiction?

HEALTHY CHOICES, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES BY BARBARA B. MINTZ, MS, RD It is important to understand how easy it is to be persuaded by the food industry and how their labeling can affect our food behaviors. We are faced with having to make choices every day that will affect our health. Shopping and buying food is one of those importance decisions. But it isn’t always easy to make the right choice. With so many products on […]

Feeding Your Brain: Food for Thought

HEALTHY CHOICES, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES BARBARA B. MINTZ, MS, RD Since our brain acts as the command center of our body, brain health is very important. If you have suffered a brain injury, it is even more important for the healing process. It is true. You are what you eat. Proper diet and exercise do make a big difference in everyone’s health and wellness. They play a huge part in the management and prevention of many […]

Protect Your Heart By Eating Smart!

BY BARBARA MINTZ, MS, RD March is National Nutrition Month, but it is always a good time to look at your schedule and ask yourself if you are living a healthy lifestyle for your heart. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is one of the most preventable diseases? Food and activity play a huge role in your cardiovascular health. It’s comforting to know that you can take control of your own health and lower your risk […]