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July 4, 2020

My blog posts tend to be inspired by questions I get from clients or themes that commonly occur in my practice. The gluten question was one that came up more than once in this past week

June 5, 2020

Your child is happy, healthy, growing well, and an honor student. But they are SO PICKY, and this causes so much stress in your family!

May 20, 2020

Feeding kids is no easy feat. They don’t come with instruction manuals, and parents get no training on the subject.

May 6, 2020

We know that child overweight and obesity is a problem; 18.5% of kids and teens are overweight or obese. Less physical activity, frequent, unsupervised snacking during the day, lower quality foods chosen, and higher stress and anxiety levels (yes, even in kids!) are all contributors to childhood weight issues.

April 23, 2020

Happy (day after!) Earth Day! Though really, shouldn't every day be earth day? Managing food waste is at the forefront of my mind since we are limiting our trips to the grocery store as COVID19 continues to rule the world. As I’ve gotten older and become responsible for cooking all my own meals and managing my budget, I’m much more in tune to how much food actually gets wasted in my house.

April 15, 2020

How are you doing? Emotionally? Physically? Times are tough! I’m lucky to still be working at my nursing home 3 days a week, so I’m enjoying the balance of being at work and working at home. I’m also lucky to not have to be home schooling anyone! But, as we continue to work and do school at home more and more, I’ve noticed an important trend that I want to bring to the forefront.

April 8, 2020

Welcome back! I hope you are nourishing yourself well and keeping your sanity while staying at home! I wanted to write a blog post on this topic because it’s one of my favorite things to educate both colleagues and clients about. Many non-nutrition professionals use “dietitian” and “nutritionist” interchangeably, but it certainly gets many of us RDs a bit fired up. There’s actually a HUGE difference!

March 29, 2020

Hi! I’m Jen Belanger. You may know me as your Registered Dietitian (RD), your Zumba instructor, or that girl from Mass Appeal. No matter how you know me, thank you for visiting my blog!