Nutrition

School Breakfast Revisited

Written by Emily Dwyer – See bio below Are Kids Really Eating Breakfast? It’s been found that 77% of elementary-aged children are eating breakfast, yet as children age, that percentage decreases to 50% by middle school, and 36% by high school. (Breakfast in America) We’ve all heard at one point or another that breakfast is […]

One Year Post-Graduation Reflection & Inspiration

About a year ago, my time at UConn was about to be over like poof! I was nervous for graduation, stressed over what career to pursue post-college, and distraught to leave a community of educated, driven and innovative friends, students and professors. For three years, I worked tirelessly to learn the basic physiology of how […]

Lactose Intolerance – Could You Be Suffering?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 65% of the worlds population is moderately lactose intolerant. In the U.S. alone over 30 million people suffer from this frustrating disorder and in many cases (like mine) lactose intolerance goes undiagnosed. The prevalence of lactose intolerance is strongly associated with genetics and ethnicity. For example, most folks of eastern Asian descent […]

Simplifying Nutrition

It’s interesting yet unfortunate how confused the average American is about nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Being “healthy” has become this sort of fad that you either go all into or completely resent because, well, nutrition is too darn confusing! I blame most of this disparity on the media and the way they represent […]

Mainstream Weight-loss Ineffective for Health & Lifestyle?

I’ve been hesitant to write this post, as I know many of my friends are dieting and/or embrace the weight-loss supplement trend. It’s never my goal to offend anyone, undermine someones success, or spark a nutritional war. But nutrition, health, lifestyle, and food are important to me, in fact it’s my life and this is […]

Gluten – As Told by a Baker & Aspiring Nutritionist

Gluten’s been getting a lot of hype in the health and nutrition world. Just about everyone knows someone who is “gluten intolerant” or avoids gluten in their diet for whatever reason. Research studying and supporting gluten intolerance, at this point, is a huge gray area. If someone where to ask me if I think gluten […]

Cholesterol – It’s Not All Bad

Poor Cholesterol – always being deemed the “bad guy.” Although, the majority of people believe cholesterol is the devil, I’d like to give a more accurate analogy – six-year-old Jimmy. Jimmy’s the adorable, blonde-headed, blue-eyed, and well-behaved momma’s boy at a child’s birthday party. Little Jimmy can go from being the most precious innocent thing […]