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://

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...
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Combating Winter Colds & Fevers

When wintertime brings colds and fevers, we must make our best effort to take care of ourselves to make a speedy recovery back to health. Sicknesses need to run their course, but there are...
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Breast Cancer Prevention

Eating a well-balanced diet not only makes us feel better and more productive in the present day but it is also an important component in prevention. Chronic disease such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes,...
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Building Healthy Bones

Many nutrients work together to provide the framework for healthy bones. These include calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin K. Another important component is regular physical activity. Think of bone health as a savings...
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Summer Produce for Your Best Friend

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend” because they possess the qualities we look for in friendship – loving, loyal, trustworthy, dependable and consistent. For all they give us, they depend on...

Reversing Prediabetes

Statistics show that approximately 84 million American adults — more than 1 out of 3 — have prediabetes. The good news is that it is reversible. You can prevent or delay prediabetes from developing...