Getting Children Involved in the Kitchen

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Many children today, especially those that live in the city, rarely have a chance to see real foods grown, unless there is access to a city market or a garden at home. It is becoming very popular however by urban ecologists and school teachers who feel that this should be a part of their education to understand the science of horticulture and how things are a part of our natural existence. Continue reading Getting Children Involved in the Kitchen

Red, White, and Blue Watermelon “Sundae” Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Wow, Labor Day is coming up fast! Where did summer go?! This is a fun and healthy way to incorporate a little patriotism into your dessert for holiday picnics! Continue reading Red, White, and Blue Watermelon “Sundae” Recipe

The 7 Color Food Groups That Help Fight Cancer

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

As mentioned in my previous blog post, scientists have identified naturally occurring substances in foods that have the power to defuse potential carcinogens. Some of these substances are thought to seek out dangerous toxins and eradicate them from the body, before they cause damage. Cellular repair and protective services become available through these foods as well. Even after a cell begins to have damage that leads to cancer, what you eat and drink, and how you live, can still help short-circuit the cancer process. Continue reading The 7 Color Food Groups That Help Fight Cancer

Think You Are Eating Enough Fruits & Vegetables? EAT MORE!

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do adults actually need per day? 5-servings per day will be sufficient to supply needed nutrients. A serving is considered ½-cup cooked vegetables and 1-cup raw or fresh vegetables. Whatever the case, it will take some dedication to provide these important foods to your diet. It will, however, make a tremendous difference.

So, why eat MORE fruits and vegetables? Continue reading Think You Are Eating Enough Fruits & Vegetables? EAT MORE!