What Foods Make You Feel Satisfied Quicker and Longer?

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

All foods are made of protein, fat, and/or carbohydrates. The meals and snacks that are the most satisfying, and keep you feeling comfortable the longest, are comprised of all three. Continue reading What Foods Make You Feel Satisfied Quicker and Longer?

Planning for a Successful Dietary Overhaul? Get the Facts First!

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

The newest Dietary Guidelines from the USDA will be out later in 2015. If you and your family are thinking about making improvements in the way you eat, take a look at what is being proposed for the first time in five years of government recommendations. These guidelines are designed to inform federal food and nutrition educators what the newest research is indicating are the best components of a good nutrition plan. Depending on your views, these new treads may delight and surprise you. But, it may be worth your while to double-check these factors before you make your plans. So here goes! Continue reading Planning for a Successful Dietary Overhaul? Get the Facts First!

Calculate Calories to Make Meal Planning Easier

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

Many people feel that following calorie count and putting together a day-to-day menu can be difficult. It really is not. Once you have calculated your calories, meal planning can be easy. Continue reading Calculate Calories to Make Meal Planning Easier

Right-Sized Portions for Your Toddler

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

Very young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities. As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need. Feeding children becomes less frustrating and less complicated when adults know what kids need to grow well and be healthy.

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Family Centered Eating & Healthy Snacks

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

In today’s frantic, busy world have the days of family dinners been all but lost? Do your kids’ after school activities consume your weeknights; leaving little time for cooking, let alone actually sitting down together to enjoy a meal? Continue reading Family Centered Eating & Healthy Snacks