November 13, 2015 |
LAURINE SIMONS didn't just read a newspaper or magazine. If she saw something interesting - and this well-rounded woman didn't have to turn many pages before a gem of information caught her eye - she would clip it out and show it to family and friends. That was just the way Laurine was, not only finding fascinating accounts of life on the planet to educate herself, but passionate about sharing them with others. She contributed her knowledge to two self-help books, wrote poetry and encouraged others to read through literacy programs.
January 31, 2014 |
Now that the food industry has heard the siren call for substitutions, there's no reason, if you're on a special diet, to miss much of anything. Vegan whoopee pies, gluten-free chicken nuggets, dairy-free ice creams, and wheat-free bagels abound. "These days you can go to a restaurant or market and know you have choices," says registered dietitian Tricia Stefankiewicz. "We've seen a big shift, even in the last two or three years. " Some of these edible oxymorons even taste good, or at the very least they can fulfill a craving.
November 6, 2013 |
Mary Frances Healey Hartdorn, 56, of Berlin, and her husband, Gary, 52, of Brick, N.J., died Sunday, Oct. 27, while riding on their motorcycle on I-195 in Jackson Township, N.J. Mrs. Hartdorn, a dietitian with Liberty Dialysis in South Jersey, was a passenger on the bike driven by her husband, a former medical technician whom she married in November 2012. He died at the scene after the vehicle hit a guardrail, and she died that day at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, Mr. Hartdorn's brother, David, said in a phone interview.
July 19, 2013 |
Almost six years ago, longtime registered dietitian Mary Ann Moylan traded her job at Lehigh Valley Hospital for what might strike some as a strange choice. She'd be doing the same counseling, educating, and advocating for smart food choices, but inside the Giant Super Food Store in Willow Grove, an hour's commute from her Allentown home. "This is where we should be, on the preventive side, helping people stay healthy," Moylan says, "instead of getting them to eat healthy after they get sick.
July 19, 2013 |
Jerry Quinn loves talking baseball with Amber Badeau, a full-time registered dietitian at the ShopRite in Olney, where he has bought groceries for years. Badeau, 26, is a Phillies fan, all right. She also sees opportunity in these encounters, a chance to chat with Quinn, 78, who still works at Citizens Bank Park, about making smart choices in the supermarket aisles. This may take a while, as evidenced by Quinn's shopping cart this day. It's loaded with ingredients for a special dinner he saw on a cooking show: a layer of ground beef topped with cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, Tater Tots, and shredded cheese.
February 13, 2013
Q: My 13-year-old is around 5 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. She is involved in sports and dance activities, but her weight just doesn't seem to budge. I'm really at my wits' end and not sure what to do to help her get to a healthy weight. - Concerned Mom A: First, make an appointment with your pediatrician so your doctor can evaluate your daughter and rule out any underlying health conditions. You may also want to consult a registered dietitian. And you can help your daughter tremendously by replacing empty calorie snacks and beverages with more fiber-rich fruit and vegetables.
April 14, 2011 |
Marianne "Mimi" S. Murray, 56, of Thornton, a dietitian who counseled students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, died of breast cancer Tuesday, April 12, at home. When she gave her annual wellness lectures to Bryn Mawr freshmen, she dressed to underscore her message. Her attire included carrot slippers, broccoli and banana earrings, and a necklace of plastic grapes and orange, lemon and lime slices. The necklace adorned a T-shirt with the logo "All Foods Can Fit. " She wanted to get the students' attention, her husband, Clem Murray, said, and routinely received ovations after she spoke.
February 26, 2007 |
To help the Phillies reach their first postseason since 1993, Pat Gillick hopes to leave no stone unturned. And fewer doughnuts eaten. In the off-season, he approached Frank Coppenbarger, the Phillies' equipment and team travel manager, about bringing in a dietitian to evaluate and possibly improve the types of foods and drinks players consume before and after games, and on flights across the country. Gillick thought better nutrition might be another way to keep his players in top physical condition.
March 6, 2003 |
Be honest. Do you eat fewer than two meals a day? Are fruits, veggies and dairy foods rarely part of your meals? Has illness or discomfort changed the kind, or amount, of food you eat? Is it hard for you to shop, cook and/or feed yourself? Has a limited budget kept you from buying the food you need? Have you lost or gained 10 or more pounds - unintentionally - in the last six months? Do you take three or more different prescribed or over-the-counter drugs a day?
October 22, 2002 |
Arlene McGurk had to call for extra help yesterday morning when an unusual - and seemingly unending - line formed at the Metropolitan Bakery outlet in Reading Terminal Market. "It was like they were kids at Christmastime," said McGurk, a sales associate. "Nobody asked for fat-free. Nobody asked me about how many calories [anything had]. Or [whether anything] had butter or eggs. " The American Dietetic Association was in town. They snapped up rolls, carrot cake, apple spice cake and so many Danishes that McGurk said she'd had to get an emergency shipment.