How to Make the Dietary Guidelines Work for You

The release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) was met by the media with a yawn. In my world the DGAs are a big deal because they represent a comprehensive review of the science on food and nutrition. And I’m not kidding when I say comprehensive; the Scientific Report is 835 pages! TheContinue reading “How to Make the Dietary Guidelines Work for You”

10 Proven Ways to Maintain a Positive Mindset

Guest post written by Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of Food & Fitness After 50 You’re trying to eat well and be active every day, but are you working on your mindset about aging? How we think about aging has a powerful impact on our lives. Older adults with a positive attitude and mindset about agingContinue reading “10 Proven Ways to Maintain a Positive Mindset”

Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.

This blog post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. What does the word STRONG mean to you? Bulging muscles, nerves of steel, mental resolve? We all want to be strong but how do we get there without living in the gym or developingContinue reading “Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.”

Surprising reasons to eat canned foods for big health benefits

It’s not easy being a dietitan in a grocery store. People peer into your cart and say, “I can’t believe you eat processed foods!” It’s a great opportunity to let them in on a secret about “processed” foods found in the middle aisles.  I want you to eat this processed food this November (and theContinue reading “Surprising reasons to eat canned foods for big health benefits”

Food & Fitness After 50: Want to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure? Here’s How.

Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Sounds simple enough but when that pressure gets high it can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. (that is about 108 million) have high blood pressure (also called hypertension) yetContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Want to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure? Here’s How.”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Urgency of Awareness: How Understanding Yourself Can Help You Understand Others

This isn’t my usual post; it deals with neither food nor fitness, but it might just help with mental fitness. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a training session at work or in your community designed to make you an effective team member? You know the kind of meeting…. writing on big sheetsContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Urgency of Awareness: How Understanding Yourself Can Help You Understand Others”

Food & Fitness After 50: Thank You for Your Service

“Aging is a different adventure for everyone.” Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, FAND How many times have we thanked a military veteran fro their service? Service is in Brenda Richardson’s DNA…literally. Both her parents served in WWII and service to country and community was distilled in her at an early age. Now in her mid-60s,Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Thank You for Your Service”

Food & Fitness After 50: Lean Pork for the Protein Win

(Disclosure: The National Pork Board sent me a meal kit to try a lean pork dish. However, they did not ask me to write this post and I was not compensated to do so. As with everything I write, these are my opinions.) We often talk about the importance of getting adequate protein as weContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Lean Pork for the Protein Win”

Food & Fitness After 50: How To Eat To Feel Your Best During Menopause

I am often asked what diet plan is best for managing the short and long-term symptoms of menopause. So, I was excited when two of the best in the profession, both personal friends and colleagues, authored a new book, The Menopause Diet Plan, A Natural Guide to Managing Hormones, Health and Happiness available TODAY, SeptemberContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: How To Eat To Feel Your Best During Menopause”