Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category

When One Child Needs to Lose & One Needs to Gain

More and more families are managing the challenge of having one child who is overweight and one child who is struggling to gain.  Many factors can contribute to this discrepancy, including individual genetic factors that affect metabolism, medications that may suppress appetite (i.e. ADD/ADHD medications), disordered eating or an underlying medical disorder that is affecting [...]

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WakeMed’s Café 3000 Highlights Ancient Grains & Healthy Spices during National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month continues at WakeMed. To celebrate, Café 3000 (on the Raleigh Campus) offered a “Create Your Own” Legume & Ancient Grain Salad.  Hungry diners had the opportunity to create their own nutritious salads from a variety of wholesome toppings, including farro grain, wheat berries, bulgur, fruits, nuts, cheeses, tuna, chicken and tomatoes. Learn more about the [...]

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WakeMed Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month®, a time to spread awareness about healthy eating. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” which focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Typically, people choose foods for taste, not nutrition. The good news is you can have both [...]

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Is My Child’s Weight Problem Due to an Endocrine Issue?

Every week in the WakeMed Children’s Endocrinology & Diabetes clinic, more than half of our referrals are for weight concerns.  Physicians, parents and patients themselves are seeking our expertise to rule out an endocrine problem that could be contributing to increased weight.
We can tell right away if a patient’s overweight is from an endocrine or [...]

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Lose 10 Pounds 100 Calories at a Time

New Year, New You! Make 2014 the year your resolutions for a healthier you become a reality.
The health and wellness of the communities we serve are important to WakeMed. Our physicians, dietitians, exercise specialists and more are here to help you make smart, healthy choices throughout the year.
Adults and children who learn to eat right [...]

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Nutrition Breakdown of New Year’s Traditions

Can you increase your chances of wealth and health by what you eat on New Year’s Day?  WakeMed Dietitian Diana Koenning took a look at New Year’s food traditions celebrated by different cultures and believes that while you may not be able to guarantee wealth by your dietary choices, you can certainly impact your health. 
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Happy Thanksgiving: How to Avoid Food Poisoning

Frequent hand washing is the very best way to prevent the spread of germs.  
Washing your hands is also the best way to make sure that any bacteria living on raw turkey does not make its way to other surfaces where it may be subsequently introduced into your family’s gastrointestinal systems. 
Additionally, the proper handling and cooking of [...]

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

It’s a common myth that healthy foods come with a high price tag.  Here are tips on how to stock up on healthy foods without busting your budget.
Planning is Key!
Set aside an hour a week to write a shopping list before you head to the grocery store. Taking a list with you to the grocery [...]

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So Does Anybody Really Observe Meatless Mondays?

If you click here, you will see is a list of more than 50 hospitals around the country that have adopted Meatless Monday in their cafeterias. More are joining every week, and WakeMed Cary is on that list (feel the pride)!
This October, the Meatless Monday movement celebrates 10 years since its launch.  Meatless Monday began [...]

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Kitchen Makeover: Top 10 Foods for Your Pantry

In our kitchen makeover series of blogs, we have talked about appliances to keep in your kitchen, and how to stock your fridge and freezer. Now we are going to tackle the pantry.
It is important to stock up your pantry with staple items that help you fix a quick nutritious meal at home without too [...]

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