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Fresh From the Farmer’s Market

Fresh From the Farmer’s Market: Flavorful Produce is Ripe for the Picking for Summer Program Meals

Summer is the time of year when there are plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable options available at local farmer’s markets. Visiting the farmers market makes for a wonderful outing for families to get familiar with local foods and to get to know the farmers that produce it for them.

Sip, Gulp, Chomp- Staying Hydrated This Summer

With temperatures and the heat index climbing into the extreme ranges, the topic of hydration is a "hot" one.

Water is essential for life. Water comprises from 75% body weight in infants to 55% in elderly. Water, or its lack (dehydration), can influence the following;

  • Cognition
  • Gastrointestinal function (Constipation)
  • Heart and kidney function
  • Headache
Summer Travel- Keeping It Healthy & Fun!

Summer Travel- Keeping It Healthy & Fun!

By Tara Snow, RD, LD, GAND State Media Representative

Summer is that much anticipated time of year where we break out the shorts and flip flops, and hit the road!  It is a time of year when our clients are also traveling, and whether taking a plane, train, or automobile, it is easy to get sidetracked during the busy summer travel months.  Be sure to think ahead when talking to your clients.  

Celebrating All Things Dairy

Celebrating All Things Dairy

June Dairy Month is an annual celebration to pay tribute to our hardworking, dedicated dairy farm families. This year we are honoring dairy farmers in the Southeast and the dairy foods they produce with the theme, “Get More with Milk.”

Delicious BBQ Fare, RD Approved!

Recently my family was invited to a cookout.  When I asked the host if I could bring anything, she replied, "a side dish would be perfect".  A friend standing nearby joked, "I am sure Kelly will bring something healthy".

That comment got me thinking, are expectations high or low when a dietitian is invited to bring food to a BBQ or potluck? 
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