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Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
May 13th begins the 5 for 10 Fruit & Veggie Challenge !  We can't wait to see your recipes, food prep, and amazing salads!  Share your best tips and recipes in this discussion and don't forget to sign up for the challenge here .   For ...
Wash and prep your fruit & veggies. I am a lot more likely to eat fruit and veggies if they are already washed and ready ...
Debi Blank Debi Blank May '18
I have also been slacking on the veggies lately even though my school is very engaged in the "Farm-to-school" ...
This is my 3rd year of having a porch garden - oh it is heaven! All the yum right on the porch and seconds from picked to ...
Katherine Cassel
Nutrition is not my strong suit. I am fighting high cholesterol. I want to bring down my LDL and increase my HDL. Does anyone have any tips tricks or advice? I want to be healthier, this is my goal and challenge. I am 25, and a first year ...
Katherine Cassel ‍ so I know that fiber can help lower your cholesterol. I saw this blog post about increasing fiber ...
Thank you so much. I will gladly look into these. 
Hi Katherine, good for you for wanting to improve your cholesterol with dietary changes. I am a registered nurse ...
Aieda Solomon
Hey everyone, I have a nurse friend who has had some stressful things happen in her work life recently and she notices that during these times she opts for unhealthy food choices, when compared to when things are going well. I'm ...
Aieda Solomon May '17
I love this!  Thanks for the reminder :)
I love the title Food is fuel not Therapy because it focuses our attention on purpose. God created everything for a ...
YES!!! This is so common.....Stressed - eat a donut, busy - eat a donut, sad - eat a donut, happy - eat a donut.
And ...
Loveable Lady E
I am aware I have an awful diet some times, slowly trying to make improvements w/ the increase of fruits and veg and eating earlier than 7pm.  It's not always easy due to may work schedule and having to eat sometimes after 8 pm my normal ...
Loveable Lady E Aug '20
ChristiM ChristiM Aug '20
Loveable Lady E ‍ For salads, try to switch it up and do very different salads when you can! I find that if you can keep ...
nfekete nfekete Sep '20
I get sick of salads, too.  They get really boring.  For a while, I was eating so many of them that I LITERALLY gagged ...
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 ...
rnscholar
With all of the different types of diets and ways of eating out there (Paleo, plant-based, keto, starch) I am wondering what works for you?  What helps you stay healthy?
rnscholar Feb '20
Many years ago I heard Michael Pollan's short & sweet nutrition advice & love his 7 words of advice!

"Eat food, not ...

rnscholar rnscholar Feb '20
That is wonderful advice Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ !  I love it, and it seems to make so much sense.  I really need to ...
abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
I love those rules, Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍.

I've been trying to clean up my eating habits and I've tried to eat clean ...
ChristiM
The April Hydration Challenge  is coming up! How do you currently feel like you are doing with getting enough water everyday? Don't forget to sign up for the challenge!
ChristiM Apr '20
I drink alot of unsweetened ice tea.  I do need to drink more straight up water!
Renee G Renee G Apr '20
I think I do okay with the amount of water I drink.  Generally around 80 oz during the day and then I switch to seltzer ...
Kellybfnp Kellybfnp Apr '20
I'm lucky to get 40oz and I counsel patients on it EVERY day. Nurse heal thyself!!!
ChristiM
I usually am pretty good about drinking enough water throughout the day, but lately I am realizing that I am really slacking. How much water do you drink a day and how do you get it done? I need some new ideas!
ChristiM Jan '20
abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
Hey  ChristiM ‍! So what I usually do is have a huge water bottle that is insulated because I don't really enjoy ...
Good morning to all, what  helped me with my water intake over the past couple of months, I started adding fresh ...
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
abbyeed ‍ and Shannon Jackson ‍ thank you ladies! This weekend I started drinking out of a giant cup with a straw. ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
As we get ready for our March Healthy Toolbox Recipe challenge, powered by support from Compass One Health, we are curious what are your tips and tricks to make recipe's healthier? What do you like to substitute? What has worked and what ...
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
I have been looking for recipes that incorporate more veggies into my diet. I love a mac and cheese recipe I found ...
rnscholar rnscholar Feb '20
When sautéing foods, I like to use a little broth or water instead of oil or butter.  You do have to watch the bottom of ...
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
rnscholar ‍ I have found with my little one, when I steam veggies I have better luck with getting her to eat them if add ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
We know fast food is bad for us, and all the reasons why, but we all do it. Sometimes you get it because it's there... and fast and easy and sometimes you just crave it. The problem is when you're having it more than you would like to. How many ...
I have fallen into this fast food trap! About twice a week I stop at Starbucks and get a latte and a breakfast ...
I haven't eaten fast food in nearly two years.  If I were to do so now, I'd probably have a stomach ache!
Seriously?! TACO BELL?! Wow! I am shocked! My family has also fallen into the fast food trap. Between work and ...

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