Category Archives: Arizona

What is Calorie Density

By Kenda Hettinger a Recent ASU Nutrition Student   When I first had my daughter in 2014, I kept 30 pounds of my excess weight for about a year. Then I stumbled across an article on calorie density and started … Continue reading

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Leeks: The Underrated Allium Vegetable

By: Sarah Beleski a recent ASU Nutrition Student If you don’t know what leeks are, you are missing out! This allium vegetable is in the same family as the commonly used onions and garlic, yet somehow usually overlooked. When cooked, … Continue reading

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How To Protect Our Children From Childhood Obesity

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition Student Why should we be concerned?   We recently got some sad news regarding childhood obesity, it’s has not gotten much better over the last few years. The national obesity rate for children … Continue reading

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Mental health has become a major issue in the United States. According to the CDC, 1 out of 6 adults will have depression at some point in their lifetime and 3.2% … Continue reading

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Healthy Dips to Serve at Your Next Gathering

By Sarah Beleski a recent ASU Nutrition Student   We all love a good food spread at a party. In more recent years, I’ve found myself getting bored with the usual dips and snacks that I’m used to bringing or … Continue reading

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