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Nutrition Blog

Savvy Shopper: Understanding Food Claims and What They Mean for Our Health

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June 29th, 2016

This month’s nutrition topic is all about debunking the myths and popular beliefs about the packaging of our foods. Let’s face it: Sometimes we buy certain products just for the way the package looks or the claims written on them. How can we be sure that we’re picking the right foods and that we’re getting what we think we’re getting? The key is to become a smart consumer by understanding packaging claims. First and foremost, it is important to remember

Eating Healthy for Nutrition Month

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March 23rd, 2016

March is National Nutrition Month. Dr. Palavecino, Certified Bariatrician at Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, provides some tips for eating healthy: Healthy Snacks – Nuts and seeds are a great choice for snacks. Full of good fats, minerals and vitamins, these foods can help with weight loss and improve cardiovascular health. Healthy nuts include macadamia, pecans, walnuts and almonds and sunflower and pumpkin seeds. (Peanuts are not included, since they are not nuts, but legumes.) Staying Hydrated – Sodas and