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Recent Discussions in Nutrition

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 ...

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

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 ...

Do you know how much water you should be drinking daily? Are you drinking that much? I know I am not making the cut - luckily, the upcoming Hydration Challenge will help me refocus! Are you signed up?
ChristiM Jul '21
I have really been focusing on what I am eating this year along with some of my friends and family. It has been so interesting to me though to see how "eating healthy" looks so different to each of us! I have really enjoyed seeing how our ...
ChristiM Jun '21
ChristiM ChristiM Jun '21

I'll say for me, I really focused on portion control and if I felt like snacking - switching to veggies and fruit. ...

Healthy eating for me comes when I am able to eat what I feel I need & want on my schedule. I find my own preference for a ...

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '21

Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN So it's not the best solution, but to stay on track with the point-system/WW style diet I ...

Nurses in the Nutrition Domain

Nutrition Blogs

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
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
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
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
Try A New, Hydrating Recipe From Compass One Healthcare! 4181

You can hack your hydration in ways beyond drinking water. Experts recommend that 80% of fluid intake comes liquids.  However, the remaining amount may come from foods that you are already eating. Today, try one of these recipes loaded with refreshing, hydrating ingredients! Want to easily print these recipes? Download the recipes by clicking on the ...

Nurses Obesity Network Announcement Release: Leading Nursing Organizations Launch Coalition To Address  Challenges Of Obesity Within Nursing Community And Beyond 4165

 Date Issued: April 27 Nurses Obesity Network will engage, support, and activate nurses nationwide as patients living with obesity, caregivers, and advocates calling for better care across diverse communities. Washington, D.C. — In recognition of National Minority Health Month , members of the leading nurse advocacy organizations are joining ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 05/03/2022
Make Healthy Substitutions, Powered By Compass One Healthcare 4058

This holiday season, get more cauliflower into your diet by substituting it for starches in common recipes. Here are two holiday favorite recipes that incorporate cauliflower. What are your favorite healthy substitutions for ingredients in common recipes? Join us in a discussion in the Healthy Holidays challenge powered by Compass One Healthcare ...

Fall Recipe And Meal Planning Ideas For Busy Nurses 4029

The COVID-19 pandemic creates upheaval for many nurses. Those who aren’t in patient care settings probably worked from home most of the past year. Children were also home doing virtual school. Now school is back in session for the fall. What better time to get organized with a meal planning strategy and new homecooked recipes? Your life is already busy — ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 09/23/2021