"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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Stephanie grew up in an Italian family and Italians are passionate about life! Every aspect of life is important to them: living, loving, family, food, and all things cultural. Stephanie is an American Heart Association award winning Registered Dietitian (RD) and NY State credentialed Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN).
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Tasty recipes from Pakistan are being featured this March, courtesy of our Guest Author, as we go global in our effort to promote eating right during National Nutrition Month® (NNM).
In Part 1 of 2 in this blog series, our Guest Author shared some useful tips to consider when making your meal/snack choices. For Part 2 of 2 in this blog series, our Guest Author shares some personal recipes to prove tasty food can indeed be both delicious and nutritious!
Read on for all the details.
Tasty and nutritious food can contribute to better health no matter where you live, so let’s go global in promoting eating right as we celebrate National Nutrition Month® (NNM)!
This March 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ month long promotion of National Nutrition Month®.
We’re featuring a Guest Author on the blog this month. Read on for all the details and some new Pakistani cuisine recipes.
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?