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A Day's Worth of Healthy Recipes for Fall

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Sep 26, 2018 9:59:29 AM

Topics: Nutrition, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Whether or not you've had weight-loss surgery, you should always be eating healthy, balanced and whole foods. Here's a day's worth of recipe ideas to enjoy the flavors of fall. 

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How Do You Build Healthy Bones?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 29, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Nutrition

As we venture through life, we may start to notice that we tend to break bones easier than before. This is due to the loss of bone density. Bone density is the amount of calcium and other minerals found in your bones. We start to lose that density over time.

Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, give tips on foods and other sources that are enriched with calcium and vitamin D to help maintain your bone density.

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My Vegetarian Child Is Going Off To Camp: How Can I Help Them Plan Meals?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 7, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Topics: Parenting, Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Diet, Kids

As a parent, you want your child to eat healthy and nutritious foods that give them the energy they need to play and grow. A plant-based diet is one of these options. Spending a week at camp is a tradition that many children love – it provides new adventures, fun friendships and a chance to enjoy activities independently from their parents. If your child follows a vegetarian or vegan eating style, you may worry he or she will go hungry at sleepaway camp. Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for sticking to a plant-based eating style away from home:

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Plant-based Diets for Children: Healthy or Not?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 31, 2018 1:31:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Kids, Nutrition

Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States. Even the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes is increasing in children. Families are busier than ever, while also more sedentary than previous generations. School lunch choices are mostly processed, fatty, sugary foods.

Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, discusses how a plant-based diet for elementary aged children can be a healthy alternative to the traditional American diet:

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How to Avoid Getting Caught in a High Protein Marketing Trap

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jul 31, 2018 9:03:03 AM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Myth: I should look for foods with “protein” on the packaging because it is probably better for me. 

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Healthier Snacks for Teams and Athletes

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 21, 2018 1:27:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Student Athletes, Kids

It might be time to upgrade your game-day offerings and go beyond potato chips and fruit chews. So if you're next on snack duty for your child's sports team, don't sweat it!  Melinda Wivell, RDN, LDa registered dietitian at Lake Health, shares her short list for healthier, shareable snacks that can fuel your young athlete: 

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Skip the Box of Chocolates

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Feb 12, 2018 7:44:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition

Valentine's Day celebrates sweethearts - and sweet treats! Special treats can fit into a healthy diet, especially with a few simple swaps. Alyssa Tyler, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at Lake Health, gives her favorite ideas for healthier Valentine’s Day treats to share with your loved ones. 

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Healthier Cool Treats for Summer [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Jul 20, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Diet

Ice cream cones, popsicles, lemonade and more come to mind when the weather gets hot! However, summer drinks and treats can be loaded with calories and sugar. Alyssa Tyler, a registered dietitian at the Lake Health Wellness Institute, has some refreshing ideas for healthier treats to help cool you down this summer: 

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Avoid the Vending Machine

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Jun 28, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Diet

We all know the challenges of eating healthy while balancing work, family, sports and more. Busy schedules can make it hard to eat healthy on the go, but there are a few simple tips to keep in mind that can help!

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