Archives for March 2011

It’s a Fair for Your Health

I’ll be attending the Touro University Annual Health Fair this Sunday March 6 from 10am – 3pm. This is a great opportunity to get free health screenings and enjoy some wonderful expert speakers and seminars. Over 1000 are expected to participate. I’ll be volunteering in the American Heart Association booth. Touro faculty and students will also be providing health screenings and demon … [Read more...]

Sushi Smokey?

OK, so I had a craving for Sushi. I was on the other side of town and I decided to try a place that I used to go and eat Chinese food.  I haven’t been there for years. The food was always excellent and fresh.  Their Sushi, yes they also had a wonderful Sushi bar, was also excellent. It was early afternoon and most places have low priced “Happy Hours” with great deals.  This place was no excep … [Read more...]

Because It Can Kill You, That’s Why!

One of the hottest legislative issues coming up in many states is the “Ban” or elimination of trans fats in foods in the school systems and restaurants. Some states and cities have already paved the way to ban this deadly type of fat. I asked at a recent advocacy event, “Why are we even having this discussion about trans fats?” I was just a little frustrated. What makes it more interes … [Read more...]

“ Eating A Rainbow?” – National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This month we should raise our awareness and learn more about heart healthy nutrition. The choices we make directly impact our health. Why not make healthier food choices? Recently, I received my Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN) certificate. I learned so much about nutrition and not only how eating properly energizes the body but what happens when … [Read more...]

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