The voluntary ability to override our own hunger and satiety queues is limited. In other words, we don’t have as much control or “willpower” over our dietary intake as we have been led to believe. Our bodies need a specific number of calories to function optimally and when we fail to meet those energy needs our body fights back.Read More
The science is there, eating a diet abundant in plants is beneficial for both your health and the environment. Vegan and vegetarian diets have been promoted for their preventative health benefits for decades by the majority of health professionals. Recent documentaries have brought this method of eating back to life with a new(ish) diet trend labeled “plant-based”.Read More
Have you checked out the nutrition facts on your favorite food products lately? If you have, you may have noticed a few changes. Over the past year, food companies have been slowly updating their products to be in compliance with the new FDA regulations. While many food companies have made the change over, you will probably notice that many products still carry the old facts label. The initial deadline for the new labeling was January 1, 2020, but those companies that make less than $10 million annually will have another year to comply with these new regulations.Read More
Walk the Rock: Spring 2018 – Week 3
Congratulations to all of our walkers for passing the halfway point. Beginning a new health habit is so much easier than maintaining one and I wanted to take a moment to provide you with a few tips to help you keep yourself motivated.
Thanksgiving is a time to come together around a delicious meal, with the people you love, and celebrate all that you are grateful for. But, for many of us this meal can be a source of stress and anxiety. Not because of the family dynamics, or the stress of hosting a large meal, but because of the volume of food set out on the table.
Have no fear, we are here to share with you some tools to help you tackle this Thanksgiving meal with confidence and kick off your holiday season on a positive note. At MiniNutrition we believe that there is a time and a place to enjoy all foods and Thanksgiving dinner is the meal to do so.
It’s that time of year again… time for the kids to head back to school. And with the change in season comes a new routine kicked off with back to school shopping and packed lunches. Packing a lunch for our young scholars can be a daunting task at times, what with various school food rules, food allergies and aversions, and the pressure to keep the meal healthy and appealing. But driving us forward on this crusade to pack a superior lunch is the knowledge that a nutrient-packed meal is essential to a successful school year. While there are a variety of different components that contribute to the academic success of our students, the one element that is consistent across the board is proper nutrition.
A key message at MiniNutrition is that there is no “one size fits” all method to healthy eating. We aim to empower our clients with the information they can use to make informed nutrition decisions that will work best for their body and their lifestyle.
Making these decisions day in and day out can be challenging, especially in the beginning of nutritional change when much of the information is new. To help empower you to make informed food choices, we are excited to provide you with our Mini Picks! Mini Picks are food items, as well as health and fitness related products, that we love and want to give our stamp of approval.