The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
3 Easy Tips for Packing School Lunch

3 Easy Tips for Packing School Lunch

After a relaxing summer, it’s time to get back to the reality of school starting.  In the past couple of years I have heard a lot of discussion regarding school lunches. Regardless of where the changes came from, one thing stands for certain-children’s brains need...

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A Parent’s Role: Nutritional Gatekeeper

A Parent’s Role: Nutritional Gatekeeper

Nutrition is a science in its infancy, yet an incredibly fascinating one that I have always had an interest in. I can remember being a young child jumping on the trampoline in my parent’s back yard with my neighbor, not wanting to chew bubble gum because it had too...

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I Am In Love

I Am In Love

Once upon a time I woke up in the morning and the first thing on my mind was a cup of coffee. The aroma of the brew; the rich, bold, slightly bitter taste, the warmth, the ritual... I loved every part of it; it became habitual and I became dependent on it. Until one...

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Feeling Accomplished

Feeling Accomplished

I began running off and on when I was 5 years old, with my dad who was a runner. Back then it wasn't a big deal, it was just what my dad and I did together. I ran in a few 5K  runs and even "placed" in my age category for one of them (granted it was a small run and I...

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In Defense of Red Meat-Part 1

In Defense of Red Meat-Part 1

Over the past several decades, red meat has been blamed for many medical conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and now diabetes. I've heard more and more from people who eat meat, but not red meat because of it's poor health image. I want to clear up a few...

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Refrigerator Fat Test

Refrigerator Fat Test

Did you know that refrigerating a fat or oil can tell you if it's one that you should be using or not? Yes, if you just put the type of fat you want to use in the refrigerator it will either get solid or stay liquid. Solid fats are saturated at room temperature (and...

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The Raw Milk Moo-vement

The Raw Milk Moo-vement

News has recently been released that the "Got Milk" campaign is being retired and replaced with a new campaign, "Milk Life." It comes at an interesting time, when we are debating the life in milk in Louisiana. It may come as a surprise to you that while raw milk is...

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