Matcha 101: What You Need to Know about this Trendy Tea

This post comes with special thanks to Vanderbilt Dietetic Intern, Taylor Satterly.

What is Matcha?

The Best Foods to Boost the Immune System

Special thanks to Vanderbilt Dietetic Intern, Nikki DeAngelis for this post.

Runny noses, echoing sneezes, and the chills—it’s that time of year again when cold and flu symptoms are making their dreaded appearance. Washing hands and getting enough sleep aren’t the only ways to boost your immune system! Include some of these immune enhancing foods in your diet to help stay healthy this cold and flu season.




Halloween Done Healthy

            It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are upon us and Halloween is no exception to the over indulgences of tasty food and drink (especially that leftover candy.) Between the parties and trick or treating with the kids, the temptations can be endless. But gaining weight during the holidays doesn’t have to inevitable! The following tips will help you and your family stay healthy through the Halloween weekend and beyond.

Candy free treats for Trick-or-Treaters:

Tips for Eating More Fruits and Veggies

Struggling to fill up half your plate with fruits and vegetables? Take these tips with you to the grocery store to help add some color to your day for you and your family!

Delicious Ways to Enjoy More Whole Grains

Replacing refined and processed grains with whole grains in your diet can have some great health benefits! Important sources of fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and selenium are found in whole grain sources.

Food Safety for the Family

 September is National Food Safety Month and according to the CDC, one in six Americans contract food-borne illnesses each year! Reduce your family's risk of contamination with these quick, easy tips:

Teaching Teens about Label Reading

If decoding the information on a food package is a challenge for adults, think of how hard it is for teens who are just beginning to make choices for themselves. Give your teens some help as they become more aware of what they're putting in their bodies.

Narrow the Focus

Healthy Eating Tips for Families

Busy families are frustrated by the flood of changing nutrition advice, especially as they try to make sensible dietary decisions. There are a wealth of concerns when it comes to children’s eating habits. Picky eaters, eating too much junk food, and not eating enough fruits and vegetables are among those concerns. What’s a family to do? For Kids Eat Right Month, start with these easy, practical tips: