Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Dark chocolate is not only delicious, but may also be beneficial to your health.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Tuesday, February 12
Do you have sweet spot for the sweet stuff on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving or champagne on New Year’s. It’s a celebration treat doled out with love, affection — and sweetness, says Lisa Eaton Wright, wellness coordinator for Moraine Valley Community College and media spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association. The latest research suggests dark chocolate is the way to go, Eaton Wright said. The magic ingredient in dark chocolate is flavanols — a naturally occurring substance found in plants that boost chocolate’s antioxidant action. These antioxidants help defend our body’s cells against damage caused by free radicals formed through normal body processes, like breathing…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Illinois Dietetic Association offers tips for promoting healthy food at home – in keeping with recent changes in the National School Lunch Program.
The following press release was submitted by Lemont resident Lisa Wright, spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association and Wellness Coordinator for Moraine Valley Community College: While you’ve been preparing your child for school with new clothes and school supplies, your local school districts are also gearing up for the new school year by adopting the recent changes in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) that went into effect on July 1, 2012. These changes will improve the quality of the school lunches ensuring better nutrition. “I have always thought highly of the National School Lunch Program, but I am glad to see that there are strict guidelines on the calories starting this school year” states Lisa Eaton Wright, MS RD …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Illinois Dietetic Association offers tips for staying healthy and hydrated during the heat wave.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The following press release was submitted by Lemont resident Lisa Wright, spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association: Summer has arrived in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. As Marilyn Monroe once sang, “We’re having a heat wave.” Most people are outside, enjoying a break from the cold Chicago winter—riding bikes, taking a walk, serving it up in a game of tennis. With the summer heat often comes high humidity, and a combination of both can bring on a heat-related illness. “What this means for you is an increased need for fluids, and not those high-calorie beverages loaded with sugar,” warns Lisa Eaton Wright, registered dietitian, spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association, and Wellness Coordinator at Moraine Valley …