Friday, July 30, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Debra Riedesel, RD, LD

The Cycle Diet was developed by Debra Hope-Riedesel, a licensed registered dietitian (RD) specializing in women's health. The diet is based on the latest nutrition and medical research available on PMS, PMDD, and reproductive health.

Debra describes the diet plan as nutritionally balanced for all women between the ages of 15 and 55. Women who are younger or older have extra nutritional needs to be aware of. If you are the main caretaker and food provider for your family, the healthy changes you will be making will also benefit your family's health.

Cycle Diet Products can be found at the following link:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Lisa Stollman-Smouha, MA, RD, CDE, CDN

Twitter. Eatwellrd

Lisa is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. Since 1982 Lisa has been helping people improve their health with good nutrition. Lisa specializes in weight management, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders. She finds passion in her work by teaching children and adults to eat healthier and live better.

Lisa is in private practice with the North Shore Medical Group-Mount Sinai Hospital in Huntington, New York and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

She received her B.S. in Food and Nutrition and her M.A. in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. 

In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator, Lisa is also credentialed as a Specialist in Pediatric and Adult Weight Management by The American Dietetic Association. Her clinical experience includes over a decade in three major teaching hospitals including St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan and The Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. She is a Past Chairman of The Nutrition Entrepreneur Dietetic Practice Group of The American Dietetic Association and a recent board member of the New York State Dietetic Association.

Lisa enjoys kickboxing, traveling and cooking healthy meals for her husband and two sons. She is passionate about eating well and living a healthy life. Lisa is currently writing a book on healthy eating and weight management for teens. This timely book should be on the shelves in spring 2011.

Eat Well Now! is Lisa's blog. She includes current news related to food and nutrition and favorite quick, easy and healthy recipes.  

Lisa's goals are to help you look and feel terrific by combining a sensible approach to healthy eating and fitness. She enjoys working with individuals and couples as well as families. Whether you want to reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes or cancer or feel it's finally time to lose weight and get in shape, Lisa can help you achieve your desired goals.

Lisa provides nutrition management for the following: weight management, sports nutrition,  food allergies, diabetes, gestational diabetes, hypoglycemia, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, celiac disease, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches.

 Services provided include the following:
Individual nutrition consultations
Individual and group grocery store tours
Family nutrition evaluations
Individualized nutrition plans
New product development
Recipe development and modifications
School and daycare menu evaluation
Lectures and workshops
Diet analysis
Vitamin and mineral supplement assessment
Kitchen pantry makeover
Restaurant dining consultations
Phone and email visits

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Karen Diaz, RD

LinkedIn. Karen Diaz, RD

Karen attended James Madison University and received her BS in Dietetics in 2001. She went on to complete her dietetic internship at NY Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and became a Registered Dietitian in 2003. Karen is Certified in Intuitive Eating.

Since graduating, Karen has worked in pediatrics and food allergies both at UMDNJ University Hospital and the research department at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is currently applying her knowledge and experience to eating disorders and disordered eating through her work at an outpatient site for the Renfrew Center, one of the leading centers for eating disorder treatments on the east coast. 

Karen has designed an Online Nutrition Counseling service for people on the go, complete with assessments, recommendations and email support or skype. Home visits are available for people living in Bergen County, NJ and certain areas of Passaic County NJ and Rockland County, NY. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Karen Marschel RD, LD, CDE, CLT

KM Nutrition Consulting, Inc.
Website: KM
Blog: Karen Marschel
Twitter: KMNutrition

About KM Nutrition and Karen Marschel RD, LD, CDE, CLT

Karen's mission is to help women prevent and control diabetes with less medication by finding a food and exercise plan that works for them.

Karen's Philosophy
Even though diabetes medicines are better and more abundant than ever, I feel we are relying on them too much. Our American lifestyle makes it difficult to get enough activity and quality nutrition. To be successful with diabetes control and prevention we need to overcome the temptations of poor eating and no exercise. Long term success is key and diets are not the answer. I feel the best success comes when you have a personalized lifestyle plan combined with an ongoing support system. My job is to help you find that plan.

Professional Experience
For 15 years, Karen has worked with diabetes education programs and individuals. She is a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator. Karen is also a certified pump trainer for Medtronic insulin pumps. Her work experience includes developing community diabetes programs, American Diabetes Association recognized clinic programs and teaching individuals about all aspects of diabetes.

Karen's goal is always to provide professional service that gets results, along with an enjoyable experience!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Erin Macdonald, R.D.

Nutrition, Fitness, and Wellness Coach
Website. u rock girl
Blog. Complete Wellness Now
LinkedIn. Erin Macdonald
Facebook: U Rock Girl

Erin Macdonald has been a nutrition, fitness, and wellness coach for over 15 years. She specializes in weight management, sports, cardiovascular and wellness nutrition, as well as women’s health. With Erin’s coaching, her goals for her clients are to achieve and maintain healthy weight without dieting, hunger, or deprivation, optimize sports performance, improve energy levels, sleep better, improve digestion, and reduce risk for conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Erin has appeared as a featured nutrition expert in DVDs and speaker at nutrition seminars, community health expos, and worksite wellness programs.

She is passionate about preventing and reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in this country. Erin volunteers in the schools by talking to the students and organizing health fairs and jog-a-thons.

Member of:
American Dietetic Association
Weight Management (WM) Dietetic Practice Group
Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN)
Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Julie Beyer, MA, RD, CWPC

LinkedIn. Julie Beyer
Twitter: ICDietitian

Julie Beyer is a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU) with a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics and a Master's Degree in Health and Risk Communications. She has over 20 years experience educating, entertaining, and motivating her audiences to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Drawing from personal experience with interstitial cystitis (IC) and her professional expertise as a registered dietitian, Julie wrote her first book for IC patients in 2005. Confident Choices: Customizing the Interstitial Cystitis Diet provides valuable information about diet, stress management, and exercise. Confident Choices: A Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder is the long anticipated companion of that first book.

Julie specializes in Interstitial Cystitis Diet and Interstitial Cystitis treatments. She is an advocate for IC patients. Julie provides dietary counseling to individuals and speaks at IC Support Groups around the country. She volunteers as a lead moderator for the Interstitial Cystitis Network, writes the All Things Diet and IC column for the Interstitial Cystitis Associations monthly newsletter and publishes the Confident Choices Newsletter.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dietitians-Online Slide Presentation:
Quotes by Dietitians Around the World is a website dedicated to acknowledging the online contributions of the Registered Dietitian (RD) and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD, Australia) by highlighting blogs, websites and social media pages written by dietitians.

The slide presentation, “Quotes by Dietitians” is an ongoing project, usually up-dated weekly. The dietitians are individuals who have a place on the Internet where they educate, write and/or provide services. Each person is a RD or an APD1.

The experience in working with Dietitians-Online has been an amazing journey. I’ve met and discovered dietitians who demonstrate commitment, dedication, creativity, knowledge and excellence in the dietetic and nutrition profession. As I review and learn from the work of my colleagues and observe a new generation of dietitians, I am excited about the future of our profession.  (continued after the slide show)

Dietitians-Online Slide Presentation: 
Quotes by Dietitians Around the World

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I remember when I started Dietitians-Online. It was about 5 years ago. I just turned 50 years old and I had worked as a registered dietitian for over 25 years. As I looked back on my career, I knew I wanted to give something back to the American Dietetic Association and my colleagues. They gave me the ability to pursue a profession, I truly love with unlimited opportunities and possibilities.

Career Highlights
*Passing the RD Exam.

*Teaching dietetic and nursing students.

*Developing a curriculum and courses for the Dietetic Technicians and approved by ADA.

*Writing grants under Title III of the Older Americans Act and Ryan White Foundation.

*Creating and Developing When I first became interested in the Internet there were only a handful of dietitians using the worldwide web. Today, there are thousands of dietitians who provide education, resources, entertainment, healthy cooking, food safety, continuing education, gardening, etc.. Our goal is to highlight the work of the dietitians, in order to encourage good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

*Participating as a member of the Florida International University Dietetics Advisory Committee; Atlantic Vocational Advisory Board and Broward Community College Advisory Committee.

*Teaching nutrition to indigent children using my guitar and songs I wrote.

*Appointed by the governor to sit on the Ombudsman Council and provide lectures on quality care for the elderly and disabled.

*Providing nutrition education, food and supplies to individuals with HIV/AID and their families.

*Food Journalist and consultant for national and international publications, such as Bon App├ętit, Sun-Sentinel - Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, Detroit Free Press, Fort Worth Star, etc. Working with the most amazing and creative people in the culinary world.

*Creating menus and recipes that would feed over 25,000 elderly, disabled and indigent people a day in group homes, congregate nutrition sites and home delivered meal programs.

*The opportunity to present my doctoral research at the ADA National Convention (1986).

*Designing Weighing-Success, a website providing current news, events and resources in nutrition, health, food recalls, safety, disability rights and environmental concerns. Encouraging awareness and inspiring ideas for journalists, health professionals, educators and consumers. A monthly newsletter called Wellness News is available and contains daily up-dates.

*Working with children diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

*Authoring a book, "Menu Solutions", used in universities to teach modified cooking.

*Developing life-long friendships and associations that would enrich my life.

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Wishing you much success

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Portion Control: National Strawberry Sundae Day

National Strawberry Sundae Day

July 7th is designated as National Strawberry Sundae Day. Many people associate sundaes as a high calorie dessert, but with portion planning you can turn a sundae into a nutritionist snack.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Melissa Villar, MS, RD, LDN - Miss Chef RD

Melissa Villar, MS, RD, LDN
Miss Chef RD
Website.  Miss Chef RD
Facebook. Miss Chef RD
Miss Chef RD

Miss Chef RD, also known as Melissa Villar is a registered dietitian (RD). Melissa has a diverse background in the field of dietetics and nutrition.

She developed a love for food and cooking at an early age. The services Miss Chef RD provides reflects Melissa's creative use of her talents and knowledge as a RD. Some of the programs  include "RD to the Rescue",  "Cooking Healthy for Two" and Kitchen Cupboard Home Consultation.

Melissa, also has worked with indigient families to help improve their nutritional status, managed a hospital kitchen and consulted with nursing homes. Melissa currently works with patients seeking Weight Loss Surgery.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, keeping abreast of the latest trends in Nutrition and as an avid animal lover, playing with her mini-lop rabbit, Trudy.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

July Wellness News and Events

July Featured Causes and Events

God bless the USA
Independence Day Tribute


National Blueberries Month

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) is a non-profit agricultural association representing cultivated blueberry growers and marketers in the United State and Canada. The NABC as established in 1965 and its members currently represent approximately 70% of the North American cultivated blueberry crop

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2010, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 18.

NRPA encourages recreation facilities and parks across the country to kick-off summer programs, promote outdoor physical recreation, and pull together volunteers to make their outdoor space a thriving center of community activity.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate, Advocate, Recreate!” NRPA is encouraging members, agencies, and citizens to plan events and initiatives that remind local decision makers and the community of the exciting and vital role that parks and recreation play in the lives of Americans.

National Grilling Month
Grilling is applying food directly to the heat and flame of a grill. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a fact sheet on Grilling and Food Safety. Armed with the fact sheet, you can enjoy many delicious, healthy and safe meals.

UV Safety Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Make A Difference to Children Month
Social Wellness Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Smart Irrigation Month
Baked Bean Month
Family Reunion Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Veggie Hot Dog Month
National Recreation and Parks Month
Sandwich Generation Month

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