Category Archives: An Apple a Day

Teens slow weight gain when cutting back on sugary drinks

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Does your child drink too much soda? All of that sugar adds up and it could be having an adverse effect on his or her waistline.  Many children, especially teens, are consuming lots of … Continue reading

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9 ways to help your child eat healthy

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Do your children only want to eat junk food after school? Filling up on empty calories can hurt your child’s health in many ways, including leaving him or her with no appetite for nutritional … Continue reading

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Food diary can help with weight loss

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Keeping food diaries can help you lose weight. A handwritten journal, an app for your smart phone or using your computer can help keep you accountable. Many of us underestimate how much we eat … Continue reading

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Adding local produce to your diet has many benefits

By Ruth Kraper, Western Baptist chief clinical dietitian Where can we find the fruits and vegetables that should make up half our plate, as discussed in our previous blog about MyPlate? We have several options no matter where we live, … Continue reading

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New food pyramid celebrates 1st birthday

By Laura Grief-King, Western Baptist dietitian MyPlate is the current nutritional guideline used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet, and it is depicted by a … Continue reading

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Tips to keep Dad healthy

By Georgia Boyd, Western Baptist dietitian This week kicked off “National Men’s Health Week,” which ends with Father’s Day on Sunday.  The goal of this week is to heighten awareness of preventable male health problems and to encourage early detection … Continue reading

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Kentucky ranks 3rd in nation for childhood obesity

By Pam Ward, Western Baptist dietitian  Obesity in the United States has increased tremendously in the last 20 years with more than one-third of Americans, or more than 78 million individuals, now considered obese.  In the most recent statistics available … Continue reading

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