Ina

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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:// www.square-plate.com
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Strategies to Keep Holidays Healthy, Safe, & Happy

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The main goal for the holidays is to enjoy friends, family, and all the wonderful foods of the holiday season. It is possible to enjoy the holidays and stay safe, happy, and healthy. On...
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Taking Time to Manage Stress

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The importance of stress management is common information, but did you know stress impacts your overall health and longevity? Stress is a substantial risk factor for heart disease. Similar to smoking, it accelerates the...
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Creating Lifelong Wellness Habits for Our Kids Through Physical Activity

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When our children are healthy, it may be far from our minds that they may be at risk for heart and other nutrition-related diseases one day. We want our kids to live long and...
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Healthy Children = Healthy Adults

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As parents, we must understand that one of the most lasting influences we can have on our children is helping to develop and shape their eating habits. It is our responsibility to foster healthy...
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Lunchbox Blues at School

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We all know that we need to eat for energy. A long day at school requires good nourishment, but some kids struggle with eating lunch and snacks while at school. My son often comes...
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To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...