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    Child Nutrition

    By Marysa Cardwell Parent’s everywhere may be at their breaking point right now with everyone at home and the stress of feeding kids, homeschooling, and working. Feeding kids balanced and healthy meals are always a challenge but more so now than ever. We had a great child nutrition class (link) where we discussed several tips and tricks for feeding everyone well. I love www.kidseatright.org and www.choosemyplate.gov websites. They are great resources for meal planning and have a lot of resources and recipes. Many of my tips and tricks come from these two websites. I think the first thing to understand is how much a child should be eating. I used…

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    The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

    By Marysa Cardwell       Intuitive Eating, written by Registered Dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, is a book written to be a tool and a guideline to help people improve their relationship with their bodies and with food as well as teach people on how to nurture their bodies. The book is broken down by 10 key principles.  I have outlined the principles below from this groundbreaking book. As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder in the past, this book and the principles truly changed my life. “I believed that intuitive eating is one of the keys to a better relationship with food and your body”…

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    Healthy Eating for the New Year

    By Marysa Cardwell      Another year has come and gone! Did you accomplish everything that you wanted to during 2019? Was eating healthier one of your goals? How did you do? Do you want to do a little better this upcoming year? If you are like most people, nourishing yourself with food may be one of your goals in 2020. But where do you even start?  Here are some of my tips for improving health and becoming the best version of ourselves in 2020! Water, water, water: First, drink lots of water. I always start with this one because it is usually the easiest for people to do and…

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    Get Smart About Sugar

    By Marysa Cardwell Sugar has gotten a bad rap lately. Did you know that the average American eats 128 pounds of sugar per year? Think of 128 one pound bags of sugar if you like visuals. That is a lot of sugar! Excess sugar intake has been linked to several health conditions from obesity to type 2 diabetes. The general advice is to reduce sugar, but it is difficult when sugar seems to be in everything. We know that sugar is delicious. We believe that sweet treats are perfectly ok to have in your diet. We want you to have your treats and enjoy it- we certainly do! However, it’s…

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    Understanding Micronutrients

    By Marysa Cardwell My job as an eating coach or eating cheerleader is to help you to have a more positive relationship with food. Many times, this means making nutrient or supplementation recommendations to improve the quality of your intake. More often though, I am helping people untangle the web of nutrition information they are bombarded with every day. Nutrition information is can be helpful and I think it’s useful to become educated about how to take care of your body. That being said, I often see people getting so tangled up in the weeds of all the information that they become almost paralyzed. When you are following the ONE-TWO…

  • Health,  It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village – Featuring Francine Labiran

    In keeping with our motto, we’re here to help you have it ALL!  We are continuing our new feature, “IT TAKES A VILLAGE” on our blog so that you hear from other talented friends with MORE ideas to help you have it ALL. Meet Francine. We met as featured health professionals at Nutrition Simply.  Nutrition Simply believes wellness shouldn’t have to be complicated and being healthy should be doable, even fun!!! Exercise has a long list of benefits.  It’s important to your overall wellness (and having it ALL!). And it’s a fabulous mood booster. We still need help with our moods in the winter (maybe even more so). Fran has…

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    Sleepy Much?

    By Claudia Wilson You’ve probably heard or read that sleep is important. Sleep significantly influences how you behave. Adequate sleep keeps you mentally sharp, reduces the stress you feel, and repairs the wear and tear the body receives during its waking hours. Inadequate sleep makes you less productive, slower in general, more stressed, and the lack of sleep weakens your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness, like just a simple cold. Sleep is also related to our body size. Research shows that there’s a link between inadequate sleep and weight gain and that less than 5 hours of sleep per night can mess with your hormones, slow down your…