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Tips for healthy eating at summer cookouts

Written by Dietitian and Nutrition Team on 5/21/2015 3:45:00 PM

Headed to a summer cookout? You don't have to ditch your healthy eating habits to enjoy the festivities. 
  1. Don’t show up to the event starving. You’ll be more likely to overeat. continue reading ...


Alert! Are you at risk for diabetes?

Written by Community Health Network on 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Each year the American Diabetes Association hosts Alert Day. It's a one-day campaign dedicated to asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and 25 percent of them do not even know they have it. An additional 86 million, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. continue reading ...


Green eats for St. Patty's Day

Written by Dietitian and Nutrition Team on 3/13/2015 6:00:00 AM

Healthy St. Patty's Day foodsForget the shamrock shake and opt for celebrating St. Patty's Day the healthy way. Here are five green foods you can eat in celebration: 

Brussels sprouts
These tiny cabbages are packed with nutrients. Try recipes from our Pinterest board to cook brussels sprouts in new ways. continue reading ...

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Race day nutrition tips

Written by Dietitian and Nutrition Team on 10/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

Jackie Dikos is a registered dietitian and a certified specialist in sports dietetics.

Should or shouldn't you eat before your race? If you do eat, what should you have? Community Sports Medicine dietician, Jackie Dikos, provides race day nutrition tips for those runners taking on a half or full marathon.

Before the race
Consider performance fuel first.

  • Aim for pre-race fueling to emphasize carbohydrate-rich food sources as well as a small source of protein. 
  • Limit the amount of slow to digest fat and fiber as part of pre-race eating. 
  • Carbohydrates – Protein - Fat - Fiber continue reading ...


Marathon training: Nutrition essentials

Written by Jackie Dikos, RD, CSSD on 8/8/2014 6:30:00 AM

A key component in marathon and half-marathon training is nutrition. Fueling your body for endurance is essential. Here is some advice from Jackie Dikos, registered dietitian and sports dietetics specialist at Community:

Eat carbohydrates.
Your body turns carbohydrates into glucose which gives you energy and fuels long, demanding training sessions. Carbohydrates are an essential part of a good endurance diet. Try to include a source of quality carbohydrates with each meal and snack. Oatmeal, whole grains and brown rice are a few examples. continue reading ...


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