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These articles are designed to assist you in your nutritional goals. They do not substitute for medical advice from your health care provider.

From the Nutritionist

  • You may think you’re too young to worry about heart disease, but increasing numbers of teens and young adults have risk factors for it.
  • They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, improve digestion and decrease risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Unfortunately, however, most Americans don’t consume enough.
  • There are many healthy options available at SUNY Cortland, but it helps if you know how to navigate the dining halls.
  • Choices that are good for the earth are often good for your health too. If you haven’t already, take a moment to consider how your eating habits affect the earth.
  • It isn’t necessary to try a “total diet overhaul” in order to improve your eating habits. Small, everyday changes can add up to big results.
  • Although they haven’t reached the popularity of kale, quinoa, or avocados, beans are considered a superfood by many nutrition and health professionals. While no single food provides everything a person needs, beans do have more nutrients than many other foods.
  • Skipping meals, eating junk food and loading up on caffeine may be habits you resort to when life is busy. However, they won't give you the best fuel to get through the day.
  • Eating right can help you be healthier now and in the future. However, many people don’t know what it really means to eat right. The USDA’s MyPlate can show you a simple way to make healthy choices each day.
  • Most of us probably remember being told by a parent or caregiver to eat our vegetables. And they were right: we should eat our vegetables, and lots of them.
  • Grains are the world’s single biggest source of food energy. Not only are grains not bad for us, some grains have been shown to provide a number of health benefits.
  • Although many people think milk is only important for kids, the nutrients found in dairy foods are important throughout the life cycle.
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