My Sugar Use Blog: Week one!

Posted March 24th, 2014

I did my best to follow the advice that I give to patients and I tried to follow my normal pattern and just track what I normally eat. I rediscovered what I have known from previous attempts to monitor what I eat: it is rather time consuming and tedious to track what you eat! It […]

Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

My Strange Affair with Sugar Continues

Posted March 17th, 2014

Last week we had a group of student volunteers that set up a fantastic display for National Nutrition Month.  A prominent part of the display was a visual demonstration of how much added sugars are in a variety of common drinks.

Registered Dietitian Vs. Nutritionist

Posted March 3rd, 2014

What’s the Difference? Every Registered Dietitian is a Nutritionist, but not every Nutritionist is a Registered Dietitian.

Fruits and Vegetables

Get Your Shopping List Out Of The Rut!

Posted October 15th, 2013

Do you feel like you’re in a vegetable rut? Do the kids say, broccoli again? There are so many healthy foods to choose from, but it is easy to just stick with what we know.

Roasted Vegetables and Farro

Roasted Vegetables and Farro

Posted September 30th, 2013

In my quest to find yummy meatless recipes, I discovered faro, a versatile whole grain that my family loves. Match that with roasted vegetables and it doesn’t last long on the table.


Reading Food Labels

Posted September 9th, 2013

Food labels can be intimidating and confusing. Use this step-by-step guide to unravel the mystery. Learn more about reading food labels.


Web Sites for Reliable Health and Nutrition Information

Posted August 26th, 2013

A list of useful and helpful websites for reliable health and nutrition information.

organic foods

Organic Foods – Important for your health or waste of time and money?

Posted August 19th, 2013

The organic food industry is booming, with sales in the US increasing approximately 20% each year since 1990.


Serving Sizes: Fruits and Veggies

Posted August 12th, 2013

Getting enough fruits and vegetables may seem impossible. But consider the definition of a serving.



Posted August 5th, 2013

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that are naturally present in our digestive system and may provide health benefits.