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Feeding Your Vegetarian Toddler

By Dinah Torres Castro Parents wishing to successfully raise their children as vegetarians need to learn all they can before venturing into this practice. Just because you have been a vegetarian for years does not ensure that your infant or toddler will benefit from your choice. That is not to say that it can’t be […]

Fun with Fennel

By Cristina F. Toscano, RD It’s possible that you have never seen raw fennel. After all, it is not as common in the American diet as carrots, which happen to be in the same family. If you have seen fennel, you may have noticed it’s light green/white color and silly shape. In fact, its bulb […]

Protein Sources for Vegetarians

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN As a vegetarian, I am always looking for protein sources to create healthy, well balanced meals for myself. It’s hard sometimes knowing what plant based protein sources act as the protein source in meals. Provided below is a list of some plant based protein sources and their protein content. […]

More on Milk

By Christina Di Lieto In the past few years many foods have been made into milk beverages, but are these nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk? We know that cow’s milk is a great source of calcium which is important for bone health, and muscle growth and maintenance. Look for milk that is fortified with vitamin […]

Intuitive Eating

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN Intuitive eating is a philosophy that promotes a healthy attitude towards food. It is feeding your body when you are hungry and stopping when you are full. Everyone’s body is different, so intuitive eating allows you to see what works for YOUR body. This philosophy focuses on trusting your […]

How do you sleep at night?

By Laura Keiley, RN Quality sleep, and enough of it, is essential for good physical and mental health. Good sleep is as important to our health as a nutritious diet and regular exercise. Adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping, there are things you can do to […]

Bananas About Ice Cream!

By Cristina F. Toscano, RD Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and Vitamin B6, both of which are linked to cardiovascular health. They are a good source of Vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps increase the body’s absorption of iron and may play a role in the immune function. Eating bananas can also […]

FHW Podcasts

Until we resume our in-person, interactive parent education programs, the educators of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Family Health and Wellness program encourage you to check out our website, http://ccesuffolk.org/family-health-and-wellness where our blogs and podcasts (entitled Parenting Tips) are posted. They deal with a variety of important family concerns. Discover lots of helpful information on our Human […]

Spaghetti Squash Recipe

By Tiffany Pendle Spaghetti squash is a large oval squash that, when cooked, forms spaghetti-like strands. It has gained popularity in recent years as a lower carbohydrate substitute for regular grain-based pasta. The texture, once cooked, is soft with a slight crunch. It may not taste exactly like spaghetti, but it’s delicious and pairs well […]

Spotting Sneaky Sugar

By Cristina F. Toscano, RD What do tomato sauce, yogurt, cereal, ketchup, soup, and even protein bars have in common? They are all examples of foods that often contain large amounts of added sugar. In fact, sugar is added to a whopping 74% of packaged foods sold in supermarkets. We know that excess sugar intake […]

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