Heart health through the ‘invincible’ years

Carol Berg Sloan, RD Columnist I am now a preceptor for the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway at Cal State San Bernardino. In working with dietetics students, I encourage them to translate science into practical language for consumers. Bailey Fisher is a dietetic intern there and is the guest columnist for this issue.

Twelve healthy days of Christmas

Carol Berg Sloan RDN Columnist In honor of this festive season, here are 12 tips to get you through the holidays, happy and healthy. Don’t skip meals. I used to do this in my younger days– not eat all day when I knew I was going out for a big dinner. It backfires by slowing…

The gluten-free diet: Is it for you?

Carol Berg Sloan, RD Columnist I am now a preceptor for the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) at Cal State San Bernardino. In working with dietetics students, I encourage them to translate science into practical news for consumers. Judy Dantoc, dietetics student at California State University San Bernardino, is the guest columnist for this issue:…

Think before you shake: the sodium saga continues

Carol Berg Sloan RD Columnist Back in 2011 when the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines came out, health professionals, especially registered dietitians were shocked by the “51 and older” population recommendation for sodium intake. It said: Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who…

Getting back to basics

Carol Berg Sloan RD Columnist Sweetener consumption has been in the news lately with the soda ban in New York City and like initiatives popping up in cities throughout California in recent elections. In speaking with many of my clients, they show solidarity for such bans, but when we start talking about the details of…

Recipe for a healthy kitchen

Carol Berg Sloan RD Staff Writer I mostly write about nutrition, but another factor for good health is food safety. Here are a few tools for your kitchen to keep it one of the safest places in the house. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year about 48 million people in…

Five fantastic food finds

Carol Berg Sloan, RD Nutritionist According to the Grocery Manufacturing Association, more than 30,000 new products are introduced into the marketplace every year. There are a few that meet my criteria for a keeper- cost, taste, nutritioun- that I hope will be around a while.

Home for the healthy holidays

Submitted by Cat Park Guest Columnist The holiday season is in full swing, which means tables are full of everything from mashed potatoes and turkey to ham and sweet cranberry sauce. With the amount of food consumed from Halloween to New Year’s, it’s no wonder this time of year has such a bad reputation. Eating…

Pyramids out, plates in

Carol Berg Sloan, RD Nutritionist Unless you are a registered dietitian, or just into food and nutrition news, you may not be aware of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate that were recently launched by the US Department of Agriculture.

Dietary guidelines– balance is the key

By Carol Berg Sloan RD Columnist What are the dietary guidelines? Have you ever wondered where school districts get their menu plans, where the Women Infant and Children (WIC) programs receive nutrition guidance, or where the meal plans at long-term healthcare facilities come from? They’re all from the United States Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines.

Chipping away at snacks

By Carol Berg Sloan Columnist I had to drive up north via Interstate 5 recently and wanted some snacks for the road trip, for, as many of you know, while there are many places to grab a bite, most are fast-food joints or gas-station grocery mini marts.

Meatless Mondays

Carol Berg Sloan RD Columnist Trying to cut back on your saturated fat intake? Want to eat more vegetables and whole grains? You are the perfect candidate for the new imitative “Meatless Mondays.”