• Boston Marathon: A spirit of motivation

    As I type, the Boston Marathon is well underway.  Since 1897, thousands of athletes have trained rigorously in order to compete in the world’s oldest annual marathon race.  And it is a site to behold!  Last year, I cheered on runners at mile 22.  With a few miles to go, some competitors were running, some […]

  • Eating by the Season- Asparagus

    Eating food that is in season is one of the best things you can do for your health and your local economy.  Produce that is in season tends to be higher in nutritional quality and available for purchase from your local farmers markets…soon to be sprouting up! Here is a link to a fabulous resource from the website […]

  • Part V: Bringing it Home

    We have finally made it to our last and final blog posting for this series on the basics of grocery shopping. I’ve walked you through the steps of preparation, what to buy, and how to efficiently use your time and money. While all of the topics we’ve covered so far are important, this one perhaps […]

  • Eating Disorders: How to Reach Out

    A few days ago, a close friend called with a dilemma.  “I think my friend has an eating disorder, what should I do?  What can I say?”  For anyone who has witnessed a friend or relative suffer the demands of such a destructive illness, you know how difficult these questions can be.  Please know that if you find yourself in such a situation, […]

  • Part IV: How Much is it Gonna’ Cost Me?

    This is the 4th in a series of 5 blog posts on grocery shopping.  Hope you find this information useful. It seems that most newspaper articles and news stories are focused on one thing THE ECONOMY. And for good reason, most people have been affected by it. And if you haven’t noticed, eating at home […]

  • Spring Cleaning

    If you are like me, all of your well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions have somehow drifted into the background.  Spring is a fabulous time to re-visit those goals or clean up an area of your life that needs a little dusting off.  Here are four simple tips to cleaning out your kitchen and ramping up your efforts for healthier […]

  • Diet & Health Care Reform

    While the excitement surrounding the election of our 44th President of the United States is slowly dying down, the buzz on politics certainly hasn’t diminished in my neck of the woods.  While the economy is certainly the most talked about topic, I’ve been happy to hear both President Obama and his wife address issues of […]

  • The Feeding Relationship: Parents & Children

    I just got back from serving on a health panel at my church here in Cambridge.  I thoroughly enjoyed talking about my topic of choice (food and nutrition) for two hours.  While there was a wide variety of questions that I addressed, a common theme focused on the feeding relationship between parents and children.  While […]

  • Part III: Finding the time

    When I talk to people about their biggest barriers to grocery shopping and eating well there is one response that rings loudest and clearest- TIME! I empathize. I even love to grocery shop and cook, and find it difficult. But I promise, it is possible to eat well, even if you are crunched for time. […]

  • Part II: What to Buy (Nutrition)

    Last week I introduced the topic of grocery shopping. I covered the first part (preparation) in a five-part series. Today I’d to talk a little bit about nutrition. Nutrition is a very controversial topic. Why? Because the science behind it is complicated! Case in point: fat. You’ve likely heard a litany of recommendations on fat […]