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Katherine Cassel
Hey everyone,  I just got the myself and my children enrolled in a program for overall health. Nutrition, and physical activity all come included in the program. I hope this gets me farther than the other things I have tried. It makes me ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jan '21
Katherine Cassel ‍ That is amazing!! What kind of program is it? I love that you can get your children involved too! ...
It is a hospital program funded by the state for the public. I happened across it when at the library with my ...
Ahh! I LOVE this Christi! I workout with my son too! What kind of workouts are you doing? I've found some I love, but ...
Stephanie Lynn Cook
Nurses develop unhealthy eating habits early in their career. They often do not take a 30 minute meal break off their unit, instead grabbing food in the cafeteria and returning to eat in the break room. Most of my unhealthy habits ...
Stephanie Cook ‍ - I couldn't agree more. I probably gained 10 pounds during my first year as a nurse. I think it was a ...
I agree with Heidi. Meal prep has been my secret weapon to choosing better options. It can be so difficult during the ...
Pot lucks are every weekend..lots of calorie laden casseroles and desserts. I love the salad bar idea!!!!!
Paula Duncan
In 2017 I joined a wonderful program called Omada.  It is a nutrition strategy to prevent diabetes.  It is an amazing offering from our Be Well program at the hospital.  I started in February, 2017, and was able to reduce by 34 pounds.  I ...
Paula Duncan Jan '18
Amazing work Paula Duncan‍ 
Wow, you sound like you're on the right track! I am interested in that diabetic program you took. I am pre diabetic ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
Instead of yogurt or coffee & whole grain toast I am sneaking in some extra breakfast vegetables with a breakfast casserole that can see me through the week. Quickly done - just saute some onions, peppers, mushrooms, (or anything else ...
SueB
Are there any resources or tracking sheets included?  Instructions on how to participate?
SueB Aug '19
Hi Sue
Have you done a challenge before?  You can log on to here, get an email, or get a text every day.  I like the text ...
Thanks Faith Jones ‍ !  SueB ‍ you just join the challenge at this link within the community  ...
Blaze Hirsch
Does anyone have a template or article about this topic?
Blaze Hirsch Feb '17
Check out the Sarasota Memorial Facebook page and see our Dietician's lastest class on "Eat the Rainbow".
Thank you!
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
​F+V Challenge Day 10 — Congratulations on completing our  5 for 10 Fruit and vegetable challenge !  Though it’s the last day of the challenge, that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop getting in  at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables ...
Just discovered riced broccoli.  Added it to a stir fry and to scrambled eggs to increase veggie count.  Does ...
More ideas for riced broccoli and riced cauliflower: 
  1. Add to spaghetti sauce at last minute; don't overheat ...
I love riced broccoli and cauliflower. Thanks Tami Hulcher ‍ for sharing 
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
We have all heard the famous line. It would be great if it was just a spoon, but unfortunately for most of us it's not. As we start the Curb Your Sweet Tooth challenge consider how much sugar you think you will consume today. Take a guess and ...
My iced tea was delicious today with cinnamon and other spices smileybut my granola bar had 10 g of sugars sad.
My friend gave me her regular Coke-Cola she did not want. 12fl-oz=39g sugar.  39g/4.2tsp = 9.3tsp of sugar! One can ...
Christina Blake ‍ Good catch!  I like to eat my calories (and sugar) not drink them.
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
The 5 for 10 F+V challenge tip of the day shares some ideas you can try if you don't have one, but if you have an awesome one share it with us below, or on  Facebook .
Jeanj001
As nurses we know that our immune system is imperative to good health. Although we try to eat all our vegetables and fruits according to serving requirements. However, we fail at best. I have started taking Juice Plus a product that has ...
Jeanj001 May '20
rnscholar rnscholar May '20
Jeanj001 ‍ I will have to check that out.  I used to take Juice Plus and maybe should think about it again.  I have been ...

Nurses in the Nutrition Domain

Nutrition Blogs

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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
Is Your Hydration Lagging Behind This Summer? 4007

Did you know your muscles and kidneys are 79% water? Your skin is 64% water, and 83% of your lungs are made of water, says the USGS Water Science School . You are what you drink — or at least that’s kind of the case with water. But when the blazing hot summer months hit (like now), it can be difficult to drink enough fluids. Are you giving your body the hydration it ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 08/16/2021
How Registered Dietitians And Nurses Are Collaborating To Fight Malnutrition 3826

Registered Dietitians (RDs) at Morrison Healthcare agree that nurses are their greatest ally in fighting malnutrition. To improve patient health, several RDs are taking creative steps to make it easier for nurses to help identify malnutrition and enlist RDs in this battle.  “Nurses are our partners, but they often have a lot on their plates, and ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 10/05/2020
Food & Nutrition Services And Nursing: Why Collaboration Is Key 3811

Food & Nutrition Services and Nursing might be considered separate departments, but both are more successful when they join forces. That’s because both have one goal in mind: patient well-being. Both want the patient to leave the hospital feeling good about their experience. Nutritious and delicious food is one way to create a positive experience ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 09/02/2020