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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Please join :) Lifestyle Nursing/Medicine and Nurse Coaching for Nurses️‍♀️ Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic ...
nsmithNP Jun '21
AZRNTammy AZRNTammy Jun '21
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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 ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Curious about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and what it actually looks like? Indiana State Nurses Association is sponsoring a 21 Day Vegan Kickstart program. March 24th is the date for the virtual kick-off event. There is a nominal ...

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Nutrition Blogs

Healthy Tactics To Overcome Emotional Eating 33

As nurses, too often we are dealing with multiple emotions in a given day. Things at work and at home can be stressful and those  high-calorie treats  from coworkers or patients are just so readily available, that we hardly notice overindulgence. Before you reach for that feel good confection , try these strategies from other nurses!  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Nutrition 05/24/2017
15 Easy Ways To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables Every Day 145

Try these 15 simple tweaks to up your fruit and veggie intake.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Nutrition 07/10/2017
Simple Healthy Breakfast Ideas 170

Nine suggestions for a simple and healthy morning meal to start your day off right. 

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Nutrition 07/12/2017
Stay Hydrated On The Job 376

We ensure our patients drink enough fluids, but we don’t do the same for ourselves. Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Alice Benjamin explains how to stay hydrated at work.

One Bite At A Time: Better Nutrition For Nurses 471

A balanced diet is a critical piece of the health picture. Unfortunately, many nurses face an uphill battle when it comes to eating right.