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Recent Discussions in Nutrition

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Mkreisa
There are days I drink no water.  With the hydration challenge what is the goal for daily water intake?
Mkreisa Aug '19
Mkreisa ‍ there is no set goal (for example xx amount of ounces/daily) for this challenge.  The Food and Nutrition ...
ChristiM
Does anyone meal prep? I have been considering it a lot lately but don't really know where to start. Or at the least planning all my meals for the week so I'm not scrambling to get something together for my family by the end of the week. What ...
ChristiM Jan '20
abbyeed abbyeed Jan '20
OMG yaaaas ChristiM ‍!
I love threads like this because everyone has awesome suggestions, tips, and ideas of how ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jan '20
abbyeed ‍ thank you! I have looked at HelloFresh and thought about going back to food delivery service. My family ...
I love meal prepping! I find it so helpful, but I have such a hard time with consistency! I try to do what I can on Sunday ...
Dr David P. Hrabe, RN, NC-BC
I'm on a mission!  I've lost my holiday weight gain (13 pounds down since 1/9) and am aiming to lose another 12 by 4/3.  It's been going well so far.  Once I get to my goal weight for this time period, I'll re-assess what's next (probably a ...
Feb '17
Hi David Hrabe ‍, This is awesome news! Keep us posted on your mission! Could you tell us what you are doing ...
Thanks, Kathy!  My gym offered a "Greatest Loser" contest to kick-start the new year, so I've joined that and we get ...
Way to go! Keep up the strong effort!
Eileen Teresa Reali
I am making a commitment to continue to eat enough fruits and veggies while on vacation. My family and I are going back to PA and NY for 2 weeks. One of our sons and my husband have every restaurant planned out where we are going to eat. We are ...
Instead of focusing on what you can't eat, focus instead on what you can! 
A tip I try to stick to on vacation or eating ...
Eileen Reali ‍ Have you posted your commitment on our commitment wall? That is a great way to share it with your ...
Janet Elaine Crowe
I have started with 3-5 fruits ,a cup of black coffee and 20oz water for breakfast, garden salad(no meat) & 1/2 cup tuna or egg with 20oz water and maybe unsweetened tea and baked meat with steamed vegetable for dinner. I am ...
I commend your effort to eat healthier! Don'f forget to add protein enough protein to your diet. I am concerned ...
Norma Hall Norma Hall May '18
But be careful about a high protein diet with no/low carbs. That can lead to kidney disease with extended use.
Sue 2080
Yes, I will shoot for 5 of fruit and and veggies a day.  Not going to easy, I don't really like veggies. 
Sue 2080 May '19
Veggies are a huge group not to like... which ones do you really hate? I’m lucky I love veggies... maybe I can give you ...
Sue 2080 ‍ I used to hate many types of veggies, notably green beans, cauliflower, kale, and brussell sprouts.  We ...
NicoleV93 NicoleV93 May '19
I am pretty excited about this challenge. I have loved fruits and vegetables since I was a young girl (maybe because ...
ChristiM
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
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Good morning and Happy Wednesday! They say the best way to a good day is a healthy breakfast. Below are some interesting ideas to start off your day just right!!!   Breakfast Fuels Your Body Start your day off right with carbohydrates for ...
Great suggestions! I like to have a smoothie for breakfast since I am usually on the go. Bananas, berries, spinach, ...
Great ideas for breakfast!  I'm enjoying my low-fat Greek yogurt as I type this!  Thanks for the tips!
Melyssa Ray
I am doing Weight Watchers freestyle. I am hoping that I can do both my domains of physicial activity and nutrition. Today is my first full day and I think I am really gonna like it!
Melyssa Ray Dec '17
Way to go Melyssa Ray ‍! How was your first day?     
Absolutely Melyssa! I have been on weight watchers for almost 1 year, and have lost 65 pounds. It allows so much ...
More power to you! You can do this! It is such a joy to see people succeed.
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
I have a few favorite vegetable recipes that taste delicious and fill me up, but I am always looking for new ones AND I don't have any roasted or cooked fruit recipes.  Anyone willing to share?  Now is a great time to sign up for HNHN's Power ...
Hi Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN ‍ 

I was looking for some recipe ideas with the winter storm approaching this weekend.
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Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ the roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash lasagna look both tasty and ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN ‍ the vegetable lasagna definitely looks delicious!   Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ I like a ...

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