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Does stress lead to weight gain?

By Robin Quay, MS, RD, Sodexo Dietitian When humans are stressed, their bodies release hormones for a fight or flight reaction. In modern society, stress is more emotional than physical. We generally neither fight nor flee in stressful situations, but a series of fight or flight hormones are released anyway. And, since we’re not fighting… Continue reading Does stress lead to weight gain?

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The Freshman 15-Truth or Fiction?

By Robin Quay, MS, RD, Sodexo Dietitian We’ve all heard of the “Freshman 15”, the phenomenon where students leave home, attend college, and gain 15 pounds.  The term “Freshman 15” was first used in an article in Seventeen Magazine back in 1989. But does it really exist? Studies show that, while about 1 in 10… Continue reading The Freshman 15-Truth or Fiction?

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“MyPlate”: A New Guide For Healthy Eating

By Robin Quay, MS, RD, Sodexo Dietitian So what’s this “ MyPlate” thing anyway? In June of 2011, USDA switched from the Food Guide Pyramid to MyPlate (www.ChooseMyPlate.org), to help Americans make healthier food choices.  Some of the suggestions given by MyPlate to help Americans eat better include: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables:… Continue reading “MyPlate”: A New Guide For Healthy Eating

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Welcome to the Liberty Dining Dietitian’s blog!

By Robin Quay, MS, RD, Sodexo Dietitian I wish you a Healthy New Year, because if you are healthy, you will be Happy! In this blog, I plan to keep you up-to-date with food and nutrition information that will help you look, feel, and be your best during the school year. These tips will help… Continue reading Welcome to the Liberty Dining Dietitian’s blog!