Ina is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University and a Masters of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist as recognized by the State of New York Education Department and holds a New York Department of Health Certificate in Food Protection. As a Mom and Registered Dietitian, Ina is passionate about good food and healthy living. Her philosophy on nutrition is science-based yet open and fun. Visit Ina at http://

To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

Many parents are concerned if their children are getting enough nutrition through the foods that they eat. Many parents feel better about their child’s overall wellness when taking a vitamin and mineral supplement. Vitamins and...
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Health at Any Size

Throughout the world, people come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. It’s important that children understand that poeple come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and that someone’s size does not...
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Food Safety for the COVID-19 Holiday Season

This holiday season, COVID-19 is still amongst us. Although we were hoping to have some relief for the holidays, it is now more important than ever that we do our part in protecting ourselves...
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Being Mindful of Food Allergies

Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affects an estimated 8% of children in the United States (about 1 in 13 children). There is no cure for food allergies....
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Boosting Immunity

Proper nutrition is essential for a strong immune system. Although you may not be able to fully prevent illness, a healthy immune system is one way to give your body extra protection. Focusing on...

One River Hartsdale

One River Hartsdale is a wonderful school of art design that offers quality art classes for school-aged children and adults.    Since 2012, One River Hartsdale has embarked on a mission to transform art education in...
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Physical Activity for Children

Physical activity is good for everyone. For children, it promotes growth and development and should be encouraged on most days. At least 60 minutes of activity a day helps older children and adolescents grow...
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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a hot topic these days, and many people are giving it a try. Some recent research suggests that benefits might include management of weight, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleeping problems,...
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Smart Snacking Tips for Kids

March is National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2020 is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” The main message is that “Good nutrition doesn’t have to be restrictive or overwhelming. Small goals and changes can...

Are Vegetarian Diets Healthier?

People often follow vegetarian diets for religious or personal reasons, as well as ethical issues such as animal rights or concern for the environment. Many people believe that vegetarian diets are healthier. However, whether...