More Sweet, Less Sugar: 5 Tips for Grandparents

Grandparents find great joy in spoiling their grandkids, but when nearly 1-in-3 children are overweight or obese, it’s important to weigh the options when it comes to meals and snacks. Tina M. Khaleghi, MD, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, shares five tips to help grandparents spoil their grandkids using a little less sugar. Turn [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:21+00:00September 10th, 2017|

Five Fun Workouts You Can Do as a Family

In Clay and Platte Counties, nearly one in every three adults is obese and at risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure , heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. To maintain or lose weight, it’s important to be active. Get the whole family involved and reap the rewards. Aside from improving physical health, [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:04:52+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Celebrate National Berry Month

July is a wonderful time to celebrate all things berry, and is known as National Berry Month. Not only are berries delicious, but they are packed full of nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals (components in plants that have antioxidant properties that may help prevent inflammation). Berries are also low in calories and are [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:43+00:00July 14th, 2017|

Hunger at Home

In Clay and Platte Counties, an estimated 2,700 children live without consistent access to nutritious food. One out of five Northland children live in a home without enough food. Often, a school lunch is their only meal of the day. Becky Hager, RD Going Hungry What happens to children who go to school [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:05:13+00:00July 11th, 2017|

Eyes Wide Open: March is Caffeine Awareness Month

Raise your coffee cup if you kick start your day with a jolt of java. You’re not alone. Researchers say approximately 80% of Americans have a caffeine habit, with coffee being the most commonly consumed form. March is Caffeine Awareness Month. It’s a great time to put down that coffee cup, candy bar or soda [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:11:48+00:00March 24th, 2017|

Perks of Pumpkin

Everyone can agree that pumpkin is a fall favorite. There are many health benefits to consuming and using pumpkin in those delicious fall recipes. Pumpkin is packed full of fiber (3 grams per ½ cup of cooked pumpkin) and vitamin A. It’s also a low calorie choice (40 calories per ½ cup of pumpkin puree). [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:52+00:00November 28th, 2016|

Lose Weight Safely With These 6 Doable Diet Changes

In one of my favorite weight loss fantasies, I have a magic wand that I wave and POOF … my extra pounds disappear, never to return. Then, reality strikes. And in real life, slow and steady loses the weight. Slow and steady — which translates into safe and long lasting — means a reasonable goal [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:33:55+00:00October 18th, 2016|

Top 5 NKCH Dietitian Blog Posts of All Time

We love our registered dietitian nutritionists here at North Kansas City Hospital, and we are excited they get their own recognition day! They deserve it! Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, take the science behind nutrition and turn it into easy-to-understand solutions that help us eat and live healthier lives. We compiled a Top 5 montage [...]

By |2016-03-09T13:10:36+00:00March 9th, 2016|
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