"Fuel your body...Delight your senses"
Stephanie Brina-Herres, MS, RD, CDN
Stephanie is an American Heart Association award winning Registered Dietitian (RD) and NY State credentialed Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN).
With solid expertise built over more than three decades of practice and spanning six states, Stephanie's background includes being a seasoned clinician, consultant, educator (including full-time professor), presenter, author, researcher, program coordinator, consumer scientist (including recipe developer), advocate, counselor, coach, and mentor.
The doors at Sensory Nutrition are usually open 24/7, so come in and visit with us when YOUR schedule allows. We would love to share some of our secrets for nutritious and delicious meals you can make as part of your busy 21st century lifestyle.
Whether cooking for one or for many, our motto is: Get more out of life and enjoy life more.
Let food be your source of nutrients to fuel your lifestyle and delight your senses!
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2013As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature “Let’s Move” initiative to end childhood obesity in America, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 the second annual White House “Kids’ State Dinner” as a formal luncheon is scheduled to celebrate the winners of the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
Selected healthy focus recipes have been scheduled to be featured at the luncheon. (Image of Kids’ State Dinner graphic property of Let’s Move and shown for identification purposes only).
2013Plans are underway for the year 2013 (2nd annual) Kids’ State Dinner aka celebration of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge promoted by Let’s Move.
Winners of the recipe contest are scheduled to be announced sometime around late June 2013, although apparently per press information on the www, winners are already receiving some local celebrity in their home town locations.
(2012 Kids’ State Dinner Official White House photo by Sonya N. Hebert)
Part 1 of this blog series began some discussion of factors to consider when buying a dishwasher, zeroing in on noise or sound level as measured in a logarithmic decibel (dB) acoustic scale for sound or dB level.
Now we’d like to focus on other considerations including cycle and option choices.
2013Anyone who cooks and/or bakes at home from scratch winds up having a lot of preparation equipment, etc. to deal with when it comes to washing and sanitizing those items. Since this blog site encourages home food preparation, we thought we would share some points to ponder when it comes to home model dishwashers. Few folks can have anything professional when it comes to major appliances in their kitchen, so we’ll stick to home retail models only.
Hidden dishwasher control image used with permission ©KB/Quirky KimUS10
If you have been thinking about possibly buying/replacing a dishwasher, a useful kitchen major appliance that can help make kitchen clean up a tad easier, then you might want to think about some factors that could influence the decision you ultimately make.
2013Since it is springtime, we thought it would be a good time to share some infotainment relative to various sensory elements that can set the tone for mealtimes.
Those sensory elements can include, but are not limited to, ones which are visual in nature, or are from sound, are aromatic, pertain to taste, or are textural, all of which can influence the tone at mealtimes.
Sensory elements may interplay in multiple ways in terms of mealtime atmosphere as well, but that’s a topic for another time.
These principles can be especially beneficial to keep in mind if you have any family members or friends who are particularly sensitive to light, sound, smell, taste, or texture or otherwise cope with life issues such as those involved with hyperactivity or autism spectrum disorder.
You can apply what is known about sensory elements when setting the stage for any dining scenario as these principles can apply when preparing mealtimes for your own family unit or when you are involved in setting the stage for any get dining together(s) with others.
2013Although researchers have studied locations around the world described for their “Blue Zone” longevity status, some researchers ultimately went elsewhere in the world to seek out information about characteristics of “happiness” per se.
In the first blog post in this two-part series, we mentioned that Dr. Michel Poulain, a Belgian demographer researching longevity, along with Dr. Gianni Pes, a medical statistician tied to the University of Sassari, Italy, coined the name Blue Zone.
2013Can each of us find ways in our own lives to embrace similar positive habits to those of higher longevity elders living in “Blue Zones” around the world?
Health care costs continue to spiral upwards out of sight.
The sad reality is that experts are estimating that health care costs will just keep on climbing at a rate of 8-9% or more per year unless Americans as a nation positively change their health related behaviors.
The population health of Americans overall continues to decline. Current health care reform legislation does NOT address a way to actually lower health care costs overall.
Employers looking at employee benefits & risks and reviewing current health currency statistics are concerned and with good reason. Consulting firms such as Towers Watson estimate per employee health care costs incurred by corporate employers and came up with a figure over 12K for this year of 2013 alone.
Dollar sign image courtesy of ba1969 at rgbstock.com.
Faced with tough financial decisions, some employers are now deciding to mandate the imposition of penalties along with increasing other aspects of health care cost-sharing paid by employees who don’t participate in health-risk assessments, don’t report health measurement parameters, and don’t take steps to reduce health-risk when given the opportunity. Employees will have to ask for more input when it comes to matters of certain types of elective surgeries or else pay a penalty for deciding to have such surgery without having considered the other options that might have been available to them.
2013Registered Dietitians (RDs) aka Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs) are health care professionals who are fond of saying that good food habits beat out fad diets any day.
Habits have been a prime time topic in the media for decades.