Understanding the Content of Your Favorite Yogurt

We all know we love our yogurt. It has been a part of our everyday breakfast, lunch, and for sure, a snack choice for some time. Today, yogurt comes in such a variety of flavors, and forms, that we have many, many choices available to us. Continue reading Understanding the Content of Your Favorite Yogurt

Members’ Favorite After School Snacks & Treats

Once a week at each of the five Elite Sports Clubs locations I host a program called “Ask the Dietitian“. It’s a free program for members where they can come discuss programs they’re are interested in, popular nutritional topics that are found in the press, medical concerns and the resulting diet, or how they wish to match a fitness program with the appropriate diet. At one of my sessions members shared their own favorite after school snacks and treats, and I thought I’d share these with the rest of you today. Continue reading Members’ Favorite After School Snacks & Treats

All in the Family Nutrition Program

Rita Larsen is Elite Sports Clubs’ Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who developed a program for Elite called ‘All in the Family’. In the video clip below Rita talks about this family nutrition program and a few tips on how you can improve eating as a family.

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family

Meal planning is an essential part of a healthy family. By planning weekly meals and eating at home, you can save time, control your portions, and avoid eating hidden calories. Additionally, family meals eaten at home are often less expensive and more healthful. Here are a few meal planning tips to get you started. Continue reading Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family

Understanding Glycemic Index

The term glycemic index may not sound like something you would use on a daily basis, but it is fairly simple in concept. It is a measure of the blood sugar in your body after eating a food that contains carbohydrates. Over the years, people have continued to try to control their blood sugar by counting their carbs in this way, but primarily in an effort to have control over their energy levels and to maintain more lasting quality from meals. Continue reading Understanding Glycemic Index