Nutrition Archive

Self Advocacy

The Hidden Health Benefits in Your Cup of Coffee

06/02/2018 06:00am | 3053 views

According to a report published by Reuters in 2014, Hispanic-Americans are leading the way in growing coffee consumption in the USA. Of the Hispanic-Americans who participated in a market study conducted by the National Coffee Association (NCA), 76% stated that they enjoyed a cup of coffee the previous day, an increase of 13% from the previous year. This compares with 7% of African-Americans and 64% of Caucasian-Americans saying they consumed coffee the day before.

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Self Advocacy

Healing Cabbage Soup

31/01/2018 06:00am | 2574 views

Recipe by: JGCASE

"My body craves this soup whenever I have a cold, but it's good anytime. Due to the garlic, however, it might be a good idea to be sure that everyone around you eats it, too!"
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Parenting

How to Talk to Your Children About Food in a Healthy Manner

30/01/2018 06:00am | 2852 views

By Kristen Fuller, M.D. 

Children are like sponges. They soak in almost everything around them, repeat the words they hear, mimic the actions they see, and even adapt to the behavioral patterns that they are around the most. Parents have one of the strongest influences on children and therefore it is our job, to model healthy behaviors. However we live in a world of labels, eating disorders, fad diets, skinny jeans, and body shaming, so it can be difficult to teach kids about food in a positive way. Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the past 40 years and it is becoming more popular to grab dinner on the go instead of sharing home-cooked family meals. Conversely, more and more children and adolescents are engaging in diets and weight loss behaviors. Childhood obesity and eating disorders are extremely dangerous, but so is allowing the labels “good” and “bad” food as this can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. The goal is to teach a positive, open-minded approach to food while giving kids options to choose their own food and to learn the nutritious value of what they put in their bodies.

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Nourishing Self Care

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

18/01/2018 06:00am | 2619 views

There's always time for hearty chicken and noodle soup! Watch how to make a delicious chicken noodle soup that's ready in just 30 minutes. This 5-star recipe starts with cooked chicken, veggies, and dried herbs. Then the time saving trick? A combination of canned chicken and vegetable broth. This is the perfect recipe for leftover chicken.

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Self Advocacy

Top Food and Beverage Items to Consume to Prevent Liver Disease

28/11/2017 06:00am | 3518 views

Hispanics in the United States are 50% more likely to die from liver disease than white Americans. Also, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, liver disease is the “third leading cause of death for Hispanic men, ages 55-64.” Despite the discouraging statistics, maintaining a healthy diet plays a large role in the prevention of liver disease.

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