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Dietary expert discusses nutrition trends, easy tips for better eating at home

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin, who works at Upstate, explains some recent trends and offers practical tips for healthy, affordable eating, including homemade ways to satisfy a busy family with kids. For more information and recipes, she recommends the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “What’s Cooking?” site


Parents’ behavior key to long life for kids

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Melissa Schafer, MDAs a parent and a pediatrician, Melissa Schafer, MD, was alarmed a few years ago to learn the life expectancy of American children was shorter than that of their parents — because of childhood obesity. Schafer, an assistant professor of pediatrics who practices at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is also concerned about adult obesity. That’s why she stresses the need for parents to model healthy eating and exercise habits to their children.


Gluten sensitivity: New epidemic or new myth?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

 DDavid T. Nash, MDavid T. Nash, MD, addresses the controversial “Grain Brain” book that links whole grains to multiple diseases including dementia, anxiety, depression and chronic headaches. He talks about a paper he recently authored on the topic of gluten insensitivity. Here’s a link to the paper:


‘Healthy Eats’: Probiotics

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Maureen Franklin, RDRegistered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin discusses the interest in probiotics and why our diets may benefit from including them.


How science, history and culture drive our obsession with weight and what we can do about it

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Harriet BrownSyracuse University professor and author, Harriet Brown addresses our cultural obsession with weight and what led her to write the book, “Body of Truth — How Science, History and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It.” She says we need to 1. stop fat talking about ourselves, 2. realize that being thin does not mean one is healthy, just as being fat does not mean one is unhealthy, and 3. take our emphasis off of peoples’ appearances.


How to establish a healthy weight

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Kristy Trumbo, RDRegistered dietitian nutritionist Kristy Trumbo explains how to determine your ideal body weight in this segment about nutrition and healthy weight.


What to do about a picky eater

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Roseanne JonesA parent’s job is to put healthy foods on their childrens’ plates. And then, says registered dietitian nutritionist Roseanne Jones, “you need to back up and let the child choose what they are going to eat.” She says if a child doesn’t want to eat something particular, don’t force it. She provides many more tips and advice for parents whose children are picky eaters.


How can eating patterns help us lose weight?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Maureen Franklin, RDDoes midnight snacking derail weight loss efforts? A recent study in mice showed that restrictions on eating times may have something to do with avoiding obesity and metabolic problems. Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin found the research intriguing and discusses the benefits of eating within a specific window of time in this HealthLink on Air interview. Read about the study, done at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego in the New York Times’ “Well” blog.


‘Healthy Eats’: How to make dietary changes

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, shares some small dietary changes that can make a big difference in your health.


The role of a dietitian during cancer treatment

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Maria Erdman, RDMaria Erdman, RDN, explains how a registered dietitian nutritionst who specializes in oncology can help cancer patients as they go through treatment. Appetite, eating habits and weight are all potentially affected by cancer treatment. “Some people sail right through, but for many people it’s very challenging,” she says. Some patients benefit from eating small meals throughout the day. It’s also important to know how to choose the most nutritious foods.


‘Healthy Eats’: Snacking

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, provides some advice about sensible snacking.


‘Healthy Eats’: Nutrients in vegetables

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Maureen Franklin, RDUpstate University Hospital dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, reveals the nutritional benefits of vegetables