Insights & Actions for Healthy Living
Non-Food Valentine Treats for Your Kids (and All of Us)!

Non-Food Valentine Treats for Your Kids (and All of Us)!

We want to show our family, kids, friends, and coworkers how much we appreciate them throughout the year by showering them with sweets for the sweet, right? Maybe not! Many of us are on calorie restricted diets and would rather not be tempted to veer from our plan by a sweet treat, no matter how…

Detective Foodsafe™ Exposes a Food Recall – The Case of The Dirty Salad Bar Lettuce

Detective Foodsafe™ Exposes a Food Recall – The Case of The Dirty Salad Bar Lettuce

The move is on to cook and eat more of our meals at home instead of relying on fast food and convenience items. Sure, it’s good for our family’s budget but there is more to it than that. We are buying more fresh foods and cooking from scratch. We want to cook our own foods…

Recipe Renovation™ for Game Day Eating – Turkey Chili

Recipe Renovation™ for Game Day Eating – Turkey Chili

The weather outside is chilly and everyone’s going to be gathering in front of the TV for the big game! Time to huddle up and call your menu play. It’s a super time to bring out this Recipe Renovation™ for a family favorite! We all love our warm comfort foods but want them to be nutritious, healthy and…

Latest Tech For Nutrition and Health for the Entire Family

Latest Tech For Nutrition and Health for the Entire Family

Technology innovation in the world of nutrition and health is an important topic with which to stay informed. Yes, it can be fun, too! It is ever-changing like most areas of technology and science. I just attended the international conference that brings forth new and innovative technologies – CES® 2016 – and found a lot of…

Our Changing Climate and Its Impact on Healthy Eating

Our Changing Climate and Its Impact on Healthy Eating

Climate change is impacting our food supply today and is likely to have significant impacts in the future. I realize I’m wading into a topic full of political controversy, but my focus is health — and healthy eating in particular — rather than politics. Besides, the impacts of a warming planet on our food and…

My husband is on blood thinners, what should he eat?

Thank you for that question. There are many people who have been prescribed blood thinning medications to help keep their blood from forming dangerous clots and may need to manage their diet to prevent potential food/drug interactions. Blood thinners, also called anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin, enoxaparin, clopidogrel bisulfate, work to lengthen the time it…

Parents Go Back To School to Improve Their Kids’ Nutrition

Parents Go Back To School to Improve Their Kids’ Nutrition

We love learning, but most of us are happy when we’re finally finished with school and able to move on to new challenges in life. Maybe we think we know it all already. Once we have been out in the real world, though, we realize that we are in for lifelong education. There is always something new to…

I need tips to avoid holiday party weight gain! Help!

We are all in the same boat here – trying to avoid the average 5-8 pounds that many of us tend to gain from Thanksgiving to New Year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there since after New Year’s Day come Super Bowl parties, Valentine’s Day candy then Easter celebrations. Not to mention birthday parties, potluck dinners…

2016 Food and Drink Trends – Will We Be Eating Healthier?

2016 Food and Drink Trends – Will We Be Eating Healthier?

As this year comes to a close and a new year is promising to give us opportunities to try it all again, we begin to look toward new experiences. With the new year, we start thinking about improvements we can make in our health, our home, our business and our family life. Can we create a more…

Am I getting too much of a good thing if I take a multivitamin with minerals?

That is a very intriguing question considering how many people take a multivitamin and mineral supplement (MVM). It has been estimated that about 40% of us take a MVM and they are the most frequently used dietary supplement we can find on the packed shelves. Most of the people who take a MVM use it to…

Recipe Renovation™ Delicious Holiday Seafood Corn Chowder

Recipe Renovation™ Delicious Holiday Seafood Corn Chowder

Holidays are times many of us enjoy special family meals, often with extended family. More than meals, these are experiences. Foods for these family meals often become traditions in themselves, with added significance because they are regional or cultural. For instance, sharing seafood with the family is a tradition that dates back for many years, even centuries. What started…

Any ideas for fun (non-candy) stocking stuffers my kids will love?

That is such a great question that all parents are thinking about at this time of year! Getting treats in Christmas stockings is a holiday experience I enjoyed as a kid, a mom and now as a grandma! My kids loved the surprises they found in their stockings each year as much as I loved…

Technology Help for Parents Navigating School Lunches

Technology Help for Parents Navigating School Lunches

Parents send their kids off to school each year and every morning, hoping that they will eat breakfast at school and pick food at lunch that they will actually eat. Many parents worry their kids are too rushed to eat right or “too social” to care about what’s on their plate. Our fear is that they…

What are flax and chia seeds? What do I do with them?

Flax and chia seeds have begun appearing in supermarkets and on restaurant menus more and more lately but it seems we still have much to learn about their health benefits and how to use them to take advantage of these plant dynamos. Have you tried different seeds? They are growing in popularity among people who…

Aluminum or BPA in Our Food – Should We Be Concerned?

Aluminum or BPA in Our Food – Should We Be Concerned?

Are you cooking more at home and trying to find a balance between fresh ingredients and using canned foods? I hear from many that you are. Most of us use some canned foods each week, whether we open canned soup, vegetables, beans, or other foods. Can we be harmed by using these products and are there other…



 

 

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Kathy Birkett RDN

Hi, I'm Kathy Birkett. I've been providing nutrition advice and education for many years to people in a variety of nutrition settings and have gained expertise that I would like to share with you and your family.


I am a registered, licensed dietitian with knowledge to help you achieve a sustainable lifestyle plan for both you and your family!


I have a passion for good health, nutrition and physical well-being for all ages. I want to help you in your wellness journey by providing nutrition and health information!


I encourage you to read my articles, ask a question or send me a suggestion that can help everyone as we walk the path of health together!


Here's to your health!