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National Dairy Month: Dairy Myths and Facts

By Kate Egan / June 12, 2018
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Happy National Dairy Month! In June, dairy farmers and producers are honored for their important work in agriculture and the food industry. While dairy has been a part of our food system for hundreds of years, it has recently received negative attention alongside the rise of plant-based “milk” beverages. (For those who choose to consume…

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National Brown-Bag It Day: Tips for Lunch Packing!

By Kate Egan / May 25, 2018

Happy National Brown-Bag It Day, where we celebrate the healthy, wallet-friendly and sustainable practice of bringing your own lunch to work! While some of you might be brown-bag pros already, here are some tips for those just getting started in a new habit of packing lunches. 1. Plan ahead Packing a lunch at the last…

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Tips for Searching for Your First Job Post-Internship

By Kate Egan / April 25, 2018
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Job searching – the two scariest words for a student about to graduate. There are few things worse than getting questioned by friends and family on how your job seeking is going prior to a graduation from undergrad, grad school, or a dietetic internship. Here are a few tips to keep you from losing your…

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Foods of Europe

By Kate Egan / March 23, 2018

Ciao! This National Nutrition Month was extra special because I had the privilege of traveling abroad for the first time to Italy, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. As a soon-to-be RD, one of the most exciting parts of the trip of course was being able to try different cuisines and experience food traditions across the pond!…

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Tips for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

By Kate Egan / February 14, 2018
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in a relationship, single, or celebrating your friends and family today, this holiday is typically associated with sugar, sugar, and more sugar. (Those discounts on candy the day after, am I right?) Unfortunately, research over the last few years indicates that added sugars can play a huge role in the…

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Tips for Making Your Grocery Trip Last

By Kate Egan / January 26, 2018
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As a graduate student and dietetic intern who also balances a part time job, I might be lucky to make it to the grocery store once a week (and the laundromat once every three weeks), which means that I have had to learn very carefully how to best use my groceries and shop smart. Additionally,…

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Three Cheers for Cheese!

By Kate Egan / January 20, 2018
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Happy National Cheese Lovers Day! As a Wisconsin girl who grew up on a steady cheese diet, this holiday is right up my alley. Most of us don’t have to be convinced that cheese tastes good, but is it also good for you? You might be surprised! So, what does cheese contain that not only…

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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

By Kate Egan / December 8, 2017
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Hello everyone! With finals week in full swing for my graduate school and dietetic internship program, I can appreciate the realness of stress eating right now. Whenever I’m under stress, I tend to crave sweet things (especially ones that involve chocolate!) Over the last few years, I have tried to find and develop ways to…

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HIV/AIDs and Nutrition Therapy

By Kate Egan / December 1, 2017

Today is World AIDs Day, where we talk about HIV/AIDs prevalence and prevention! As dietitians, our biggest role with patients who have HIV/AIDs is that of support. Nutrition plays a key role in keeping patients healthy and improving quality of life, as well as preventing the progression of HIV into AIDs. Symptoms of the disease…

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Tips for Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Kate Egan / November 24, 2017
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Hey everyone! Hope that you are enjoying a well-deserved break for this Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for a number of reasons. Obviously number one is that it revolves around food (duh), but I also enjoy the time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The aftermath of Thanksgiving,…

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Celebrating Homemade Bread Day with Pumpkin Bread!

By Kate Egan / November 17, 2017
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Happy Homemade Bread Day, everyone! To celebrate, I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for pumpkin bread that my parents keep in their house almost 24/7 all year. While this bread is certainly a treat (I didn’t even attempt any “healthy swaps” on ingredients here because it is just SO tasty as is), pumpkin itself…

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Combos

By Kate Egan / November 3, 2017

Grilled cheese is an American staple as far as comfort foods go. Most of us can think back on our childhood and remember being excited by someone making us a gooey grilled cheese (with some tomato soup, if you were lucky) on a chilly night after school. Being an adult and a (relatively) healthier eater…

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Adult Onset Food Allergies: What Are They?

By Kate Egan / October 22, 2017

Happy National Nut Day, everyone! While I usually love any excuse to celebrate a food holiday, this is one that I will have to sit out on. Similar to many other Americans with food allergies, I developed an adult onset allergy around age 22 – following both my mother and sister who developed the same…

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