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://

How to Manage Food Allergies at Home

If you or someone else in your household has a food allergy, you have probably mastered how to manage the food in your home. Managing food allergies at home is easier to control, while...
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Nutrition for Young Athletes

Kids that eat healthy, well balanced meals and snacks will get the nutrients they need to perform well in sports. The child athlete can have higher energy and fluid requirements. Most kids naturally eat...
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“Total Body Diet Lifestyle”

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics has an initiative called “The Total Body Diet Lifestyle.” The idea behind this initiative is to embrace a healthy way of living for permanent, lasting changes to improve...
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Cooking with Kids

Many people ask me about ways kids can help out with cooking. There are many ways they can help once you demonstrate how to do what you’re asking. Remember, young kids, don’t have the...
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Women’s Heart Health

February is National Heart Health Month. As parents, we are constantly taking care of our children, our homes and our financial obligations. Often, we overlook taking care of ourselves. Taking care of our health...
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New Year Resolution – Eat More Fruits Vegetables in 2019!

In the nutrition world much information is thrown around. One thing that remains certain is that fruits, vegetables, whole grains and minimally processed foods are the best nourishment for our bodies. Fruits and vegetables are...
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Holiday Weight Gain

Every year, throughout the world, people are affected by the phenomenon of holiday weight gain. In the United States, research has found that people start to gain weight in October (think Halloween candy) and peak...

Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week is November 10th–18th

Having a home and enough food is something to be very grateful for. Many people have to worry about access to food and even having a home to live in. The reality is that...

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is always a fun spot to visit with the family and October is even more fun with the Halloween themed Brick or Treat! This was our second visit to LEGOLAND located...
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Get Sleeping!

Getting enough sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise. Sleep is an incredibly important part of keeping healthy and performing well in school. Lack of sleep has been connected to a...