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Dietitian Dish: Body Neutrality (October 2021 Issue)

I hope this post finds you drinking some hot tea or other forms of hot deliciousness as you enjoy this fall weather we are having in Morgantown. Because many of you are recovering from midterms in recent weeks, I decided to pump the breaks on our, at times, science-heavy blog posts and give you some history mixed in with a little activism and perceptions related to body image (pretty light stuff, right?). Although I am a registered dietitian and didn’t take a traditional history course in college, I love learning about the history of nutrition and how it impacts us today. In honor of this, I decided to dive into the history of body neutrality to give some different perspectives, as well as tips related to this concept.

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Dietitian Dish: Health at Every Size (August 2021)

I can’t believe we are back in session! I have really enjoyed seeing more familiar (and new) faces around campus this past week. The buzz of moving into a new space, starting a new job or getting back into a learning environment fills me with anticipation for a great semester to come. In case you are new (or someone that just needs a refresher), I wanted to give a quick shoutout to some wonderful resources we offer on campus.

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Dietitian Dish: Sports Nutrition (July 2021)

I am writing to you with great anticipation as we near the beginning of the fall semester. For me, this doesn’t feel like just any new school year, but one that is filled with expectations and excitement following a very challenging year for most. While I am experiencing a lot of gratitude for the coming semester due to being able to meet students in person once again, I am writing to you from the Morgantown campus where we are experiencing a lot of 90-degree, high humidity days (my fan is currently on its highest setting!). When deciding on the topic for this month’s Dietitian Dish, the topic felt like a no brainer. With many of you enjoying in-person activities again, discussing how to fuel your body for summer activities and staying hydrated in the heat is important.

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Dietitian Dish: Intuitive Eating (June 2021)

It’s good to be back with another Dietitian Dish post and have a chance to connect with Mountaineer family members that might be joining us from locations around the world this summer. When thinking about what I wanted to share with my Mountaineers entering the summer season (depending on where you're located, that is) I wanted to be intentional about the topic I shared. I know I’m not alone when I say that right now, so much of what I see and hear on social media, the news and discussions among families is related to monitoring food consumption for that “summer body." I want to first acknowledge that thinking about vacations, new summer clothes and fun outings can be drenched in privilege, and while many do not have the option to do so, my hope is that this post can speak to everyone!

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Dietitian Dish: Nutrition's Connection to Mental Health (May 2021)

I hope all of you are reading this as you decompress and enjoy some relaxation with friends and family after what I can imagine was a long and challenging semester. While I’m sure there were fun memories, laughs and great food over these last several months (physically-distanced, of course), I think it’s important to have an honest conversation about a topic that has impacted many of us (myself included). That topic is mental health. 

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Dietitian Dish: Food Sustainability (April 2021)

Hey Mountaineers! I don’t know about you, but this last month flew by! With the semester coming to a close (due dates and finals looming...deep breath!), I imagine you feel the same way, too. I know how important this time is for you to focus on your academic success, but I wanted to chat about something pretty important this month. So, I hope during a study break or your daily walk to get some fresh air, you can take some time to help me spread the word about a topic that not only impacts you and me, but people all around the world. That topic is food sustainability.

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Dietitian Dish: Introduction (March 2021)

Welcome to the Dietitian Dish page where I, your campus registered dietitian (RD), will be bringing new blog posts every month to share evidenced-based nutrition information with all of you. The Dietitian Dish will be where I share the latest nutrition related information — from fun nutrition-related tips and recipes to the mechanisms related to mood disorders and the microbiota-gut-brain axis for example. 1 Sounds fun right!?! When thinking about when to launch our Dietitian Dish page (with the help of our savvy and creative media friends), I thought what better way to kick off our first post than during National Nutrition Month! (If you are a RD reading this or one of our very own students who are soon-to-be RD’s, happy and belated National RD Day! :))

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