Celebrate Nutrition!

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I invited Carrie Grobe to field your questions and offer tips on healthy lifestyles and good nutritional choices.
– Dave
Carrie Grobe, Clinical Dietitian
March is National Nutrition Month. What better way to celebrate than by increasing your knowledge of diet and nutrition?
As a community dietitian, I work to promote healthy eating in the public through health fairs, group presentations, corporate lunch ‘n learns, and by writing a newspaper column.
As KSB Hospital’s wellness dietitian, I work to improve the diets of our customers, but also try to promote good nutrition for all employees. A healthy diet not only helps heal and recover, but will boost your energy level, thinking power, and increase our ability to handle stressful situations.

To celebrate Nutrition Month, I want to share my knowledge with you and I need your help. Do you have a nutrition question you have been wondering about? Are you struggling with your weight and need some help? Now’s your chance! Let me hear what’s on your mind and offer you some guidance. 

I also would love ideas on what else I can do here at KSB to promote good nutrition. Have you enjoyed the nutrition tips on the OC? Would you like more Nutrition Fix! columns in the Connection?

Post a question or suggestion in the Comments for a chance to win one of three special lunch bags with nutrition tips and diet information.  If you don’t want to be entered in the contest, you may post anonymously.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month and continue eating smart all year long!

10 Comments on “Celebrate Nutrition!”

  1. The lunch-and-learn session conducted recently by Dr. Rifaqat Khan not only reinforced a lot of the healthy eating tips that I've gathered from the media, it also challenged me to reassess my eating habits and improve my lifestyle. That, and participating in this year's Lose to Win with my co-workers motivated me to make health and fitness a lasting priority. While other companies threaten to terminate staff who continue to make poor lifestyle choices, KSB is providing positive support to promote a healthier staff.

  2. Carrie:

    What is the best book you have found for the average person to further their nutritional knowledge and to understand healthy eating habits? Also I have been reading some on nutrition and found the reduced fat items often use carbohydrate fillers as a means of reducing the fat; thus making the full fat item a healthier alternative. Is common with most foods or a slect few like peanut butter?

  3. I have enjoyed the recipes you have published in the Connection periodically. The pumpkin bars were especially good!

    My suggestion is to offer a Healthy Cooking Class. I'm not brave enough to test new recipes out on my family when they are expecting supper at a reasonable time! A class would be a fun way to experiment with new recipes. Almost like Cookin' & Bookin', but for adults!

  4. Carrie,
    I love the nutrition information you have been sharing. Keep it coming!

    Maybe some day we can change things around a bit and use body fat % as the criteria?

  5. CARRIS, THE NUTRITION INFO HAS BEEN VERY NICE BUT I AGREE THAT A CLASS OR AT LEAST SAMPLES OF NEW HEALTHY RECIPES IS A GREAT WAY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TRY NEW RECIPES. I HAVE BEEN SUBSTITUTING TURKEY FOR BEEF AND MY FAMILY DOES NOT KNOW IT. CAN YOU TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE NUTRIONALLY THAT THIS CAN MAKE IN A RECIPE?

  6. I not only enjoy your tips you share through the OC but religiously read your articls in the newspapers as well. I try new recipes all the time and some get a thumbs up and some get the "You don't have to fix that again" comment but unless you try them you never know what the response will be. I also like the lunch and learn classes and agree with Nick that Dr. Khan had a lot of great information to share with us. He just needed more time to cover more – maybe he would want to present again and go even more in depth. Ultimately it is up to each individual to decide to use it! What's the old saying – you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. You do all you can Carrie!

  7. Carrie,
    Some of the new "diets" suggest 5-6 small meals and deal with calorie counts. One doesn't even give an idication of what to eat, just the number of calories. Can you give your opinion of these diets and the good, bad and ugly of them?
    Thanks!

  8. There is so much talk about using "Sea Salt", Natural Salt or good old Morton Salt. Why is one better than the other?

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