Join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Connect to assess and improve your health:
  •  Take a detailed health survey 
  •  Get personalized recommendations
  •  Join discussion forums
  •  Join group health challenges
  •  Access a robust resource library


Join the Challenge

Stay Tuned!

Recent Discussions in Nutrition

HonorHealthSciences MrsChanRN
So instead of drinking regular soda, I chose to always order diet or sugar free sodas whenever we eat out. But good news is, I'm liking sparkling water now and I'm leaning more into that instead of the sugar free sodas. Water is always ...

@HonorHealthSciences MrsChanRN
Aldi has two seasonal flavors of bubble water right now that I highly recommend! ...

I'm setting a goal to move away from processed snacks, instead choosing fresh fruits and veggies when possible. 
melissamay10 Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@melissamay10 Great choice!! For some variety, I have used a dehydrator to turn some fresh fruits and veggies into ...

AHanson AHanson Apr '23

@melissamay10 Good for you! Once you get used to eating fresh fruits and vegetables you won't go back. I ...


Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
We'd love to hear from you!  Check out our latest blog on Diabetes Prevention: How Nurses Can Help Their Patients And Themselves .
FREE Lifestyle as Medicine CME, including for all nurses! Enjoy! Here's the direct link for the complimentary Lifestyle as Medicine 5.5 CMEs - please feel free share with nurses widely. ...
nsmithNP Nov '22

It shows that it is $150 for non-physicians

@Emily Malchow Herman
Its free for RN's. You just have to become a member first. There's lots of great info. Worth ...

Nina Rose Nina Rose Nov '22

@nsmithNP Thanks.  Signed up.  Lifestyle medicine is my passion.

Constance Manning
I have been vegan for 4.5 years and been very well with this new way of eating; no asthma issues with this change.  I am looking for other vegan nurses on this site.
ChristiM ChristiM Aug '22

Hi   @Constance Manning !  You could connect with some of the members from a previous vegan discussion: Vegan Detox ...

Aprnkwc Aprnkwc Jan '23

@Constance Manning
Hi Constance, I just started my vegan journey, I would love to connect with you

@Constance Manning
Hi Constance, I eat a vegan diet too! I started eating plant based about 10 years ago. It's nice ...

I'm in the mood to try new things.  What are your warm weather go-to recipes or favorite Summer dishes?
ChristiM Jul '22
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '22


my go to sides are the boxed Classic  Pasta Salad from Suddenly Salad and a Cucumber Onion Salad:


I try to eat light in the summer time because it is hot. I love a fresh watermelon pieces thrown in the blender with ...

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '22

@Bobbie Lona
Yummm!! I will have to check out the watermelon recipe! It sounds amazing! Are you making your own ...

Last year's Chile and habanero hauls! Spring is here! Who here gardens? What are you planting this year?
ChristiM Apr '22
MsMJ MsMJ Apr '22
I have a permaculture yard. 90% of my front yard is edible. I’m adding honey berry and gooseberries. I’m adding ...
ChristiM ChristiM Apr '22

@MsMJ That sounds beautiful! I'd love if you would share a picture! I've never had honey berries before, but now I ...

Carrie73 Carrie73 May '22
Great job!! Last year I grew a large garden. I was able to can and dehydrate most of it for this winter. This year I am ...
Hello, I’m looking for a Vegan detox challenge. Does anyone have information?
MicheleM Dec '21
tete tete Dec '21

The ultimate reset from BeachBody 

T.Williams T.Williams Jan '22

Active Vegetarian has an upcoming 8 week course if interested in learning more about integrating long term ...

Great web page. Thank you for sharing. It gives me some new ideas for entrees.

Thanksgiving is always a struggle for me.  If I want to do better in my diet and have more good foods and less processed foods how do I say no at the Thanksgiving table?
wreglchick Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@wreglchick I would suggest, if you want something at Thanksgiving, have some - just make it a small helping. Like ...

I have decided to host thanksgiving instead. I want to make new healthy recipes and see how the family likes them and ...

I just read the new blog post about Lataya De Jesus, BSN, DNPS and I keep seeing more and more people turning to plant based diets. For those of you who are plant based eaters - what were some good filling meals you enjoy. I feel like when I try ...
ChristiM Sep '21
ADunnRN ADunnRN Sep '21

Hi Christi, 

My fiance and I have been eating plant-based since early 2020. We cook at home most nights because ...

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '21

@ADunnRN Thank you! I will definitely check out Nora and Game Changers! 

Vonno7 Vonno7 Nov '21

Hi, so many good resources, including Forks over Knives, Rip Esseltyn(and family) Chef AJ. My husband and I have ...

Nurses in the Nutrition Domain

Nutrition Blogs

Health Benefits of Eating Whole-Plant Foods 4596

Your diet is an essential part of healthy living. What you eat can determine how your body grows, functions, and protects itself.   

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 11/07/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Turn To Tea For An Assist With Hydration 4480

As we gear up for the Hack Your Hydration Challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare, this is the perfect time to discover more about tea. If you already drink it on a regular basis — great! If you don’t, maybe you’ll decide to incorporate a cup or 2 into your daily routine.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 06/27/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Jumpstart Your Day With Veggies 4466

Most people understand why they should eat vegetables every day — they’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. But you may not realize that when you eat your veggies can make a difference. Packing veggies into your breakfast can impact how you feel and how much you eat that day.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 05/24/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 14+ Healthy Food Substitutions For More Mindful Meals 4338

Do you know much about the food you’re putting into your body? Like how processed it is and what kind of nutrients it contains? Do you choose certain foods simply because they taste good, or do you choose foods because of how healthy they are?  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/28/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Strategies For Preventing Diabetes & More 4277

More than 130 million American adults live with diabetes or prediabetes — and nurses help all those people prevent or manage diabetes. But knowing how to lower the risk of diabetes doesn’t necessarily mean you’re taking those actions yourself.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 11/10/2022
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Children Living With Obesity 4275

Authors:   Elizabeth Coleman, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Nursing Instructor &  Loretta T. Lee, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor and  Department Vice Chair Family, Community & Health Systems at the UAB School of Nursing,  University of Alabama at Birmingham Ms. Coleman is pictured below.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 10/31/2022
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Understanding Food Labels To Go Green And Eat Clean 4274

Have you ever stopped to read the nutrition labels on foods in the grocery store? Do you see words like humanely raised, grassfed, or cage-free? And if so, do you know what they mean?

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 10/31/2022
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Debunking 4 Common Hydration Myths 4206

Let’s talk about water. You know it’s a vital nutrient for every cell in your body. You know hydration plays a crucial role in health, like helping to regulate internal body temperature and lubricating joints. But how much of what you know about hydration is the truth? And how much is misinformation that’s been spread around society through social media ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 07/07/2022