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Articles by Janice Baker, dietician Announcements
March 15, 2011 by Janice Baker, Pink-Link Nutrition Expert
In my nutrition consultation and therapy practice, one of the first questions I ask all of my clients is: "how is your sleep?" This may sound like an odd question coming from a registered dietitian, but more and more reasons to consider the effects of poor quality or lack of sleep are popping up all the time!
Salad Bar Saavy
December 4, 2008 by Janice Baker, M.B.A., R.D., CDE, Registered Dietitian
Salad bars, whether as a
dining out option or a takeout choice at the supermarket can be a great option
for those watching their weight or a calorie laden minefield!Although a great deal of the offerings are
nutrient rich and low calorie fruits and vegetables, it doesn’t take much to
make an otherwise healthy salad contain the caloric and fat equivalent of a
cheeseburger and fries.Let’s review
some pointers to make sure your trips to the salad bar don’t sideline your weight
great nutritional qualities of oats, beans and nuts are just one reason to take
the time to prepare and enjoy this recipe. Even chocolate, in small amounts, provides healthy nutrients –
especially dark chocolate. So here is a
cookie recipe that includes all of these. With a glass of milk (regular or soy), two of these cookies also make a
delicious and filling quick breakfast!
Too Tired? The Importance of Sleep for Weight Control and Health
June 4, 2008 by Janice Baker, M.B.A., R.D., CDE
In my nutrition
consultation and therapy practice, one of the first questions I ask all of my
clients is: “how is your sleep?” This
may sound like an odd question coming from a registered dietitian, but more and
more reasons to consider the effects of poor quality or lack of sleep are
popping up all the time!
October 13, 2007 by Janice Baker, M.B.A., R.D., CDE, Registered Dietitian
If you have decided on your nutrition goals and know what
you are supposed to reach them, congratulations! But how do you keep up with healthy eating
habits in the “real world”? With our
busy lives, here are some tips to help you keep on track.
August 5, 2007 by Janice Baker, M.B.A., R.D., CDE, Registered Dietitian
As the weather
warms up, we tend to want to spend less time over a hot stove for our
meals. And many of us are also trying to
lighten up our meals to get in shape for the summer season. Salads are a great way to do both, as well as
fit in generous servings of nutrient packed produce. Here are some tips and a recipe to help get
skin against excess sun exposure is the most important part of reducing your
risk of skin cancer. We also know that
other factors are important in risk reduction, such as avoiding tanning booths,
using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15 or greater –
reapplied frequently, avoiding smoking and annual skin cancer exams with a
dermatologist who can show you how to do monthly skin examinations at
In spite of the
bad rap that potatoes get from some fad diets, potatoes are loaded with
healthful nutrients. Among the
population, potatoes make up almost half of the vegetables consumed. Unfortunately, most of those potatoes are
eaten as French fries, which are high in fat, calories and sodium. However, with a few changes, your potato
dishes can contribute to a healthful, tasty and satisfying diet.
January 23, 2007 by Janice Baker, M.B.A., R.D., CDE, Registered Dietitian
Most of us look forward to dessert, me included! Desserts, being sweet, creamy, and delicious,
are some of our favorite comfort foods. Unfortunately, desserts are usually high in calories and low in
nutrients. The trick is to save the rich
desserts for truly special occasions and to make other desserts a nutritious
part of your diet.