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CNN.com: Why you should actually break for lunch

CNN.com: Why you should actually break for lunch

If you’ve been trying to eat healthfully, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of eating breakfast. But you might be wondering whether it’s also important to pause for a midday lunch break — even with a very busy schedule. “Carving

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CNN.com: A fatty heart puts your health at risk, regardless of your weight. Here’s how to avoid it

CNN.com: A fatty heart puts your health at risk, regardless of your weight. Here’s how to avoid it

While people may assume only those who are overweight have to worry about the impact of a fatty heart, the reality is that thin people can also have this sometimes life-threatening condition. Excess pericardial fat, which surrounds the heart, increases

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CNN.com: How processed food drives diet-related diseases

CNN.com: How processed food drives diet-related diseases

As a nutritionist, I have been privy to lot of debate in the nutrition world about which foods keep us healthy and which foods actually cause disease. Different foods offer different nutrient benefits for overall health. And even packaged foods

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CNN.com: Will summer camp be safe in 2021? Here’s what you need to know

CNN.com: Will summer camp be safe in 2021? Here’s what you need to know

The thought of summer camp in the not-too-distant future will likely bring smiles to many parents’ faces. After all, splashing in a pool, getting messy with arts and crafts, and running around a soccer or baseball field is probably a

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CNN.com: 8 eating habits that can interfere with sleep

CNN.com: 8 eating habits that can interfere with sleep

Food choices can make all the difference when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. If you struggle with falling and staying asleep, or wake up feeling tired, it might be time to take inventory of what you’re eating

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CNN.com: 9 food ideas to help you sleep well

CNN.com: 9 food ideas to help you sleep well

Did you know that what you eat can affect your sleep? That’s right — there are foods that can help us enjoy a blissful night’s rest, while other foods and eating habits can prevent us from getting our needed zzz’s.

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CNN.com: 12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress during a pandemic

CNN.com: 12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress during a pandemic

People have been living in a storm of stress during the ongoing pandemic and political turmoil, which has had a negative impact on our well-being. A little bit of stress is good, and essential for survival, but severe or prolonged

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CNN.com: Foods that can reduce stress

CNN.com: Foods that can reduce stress

Stress levels may be high these days, but did you know that what we choose to eat can help to reduce stress, ultimately allowing us to take charge of our mental health? “Instead of thinking of food as ‘stress eating’

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CNN.com: How to eat well in 2021

CNN.com: How to eat well in 2021

This year will be marked as a year of continued uncertainty, anxiety and — if you’re like many people — a lot of stress-related eating. There is no need to stress about stress eating, though. As most of us await

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CNN.com: 7 ways to snack better during the pandemic

CNN.com: 7 ways to snack better during the pandemic

Chips, cookies, munchies: There is so much snacking going on. It’s no shock that many of us reach for cookies, candy, chips and other indulgences during stressful times, whether it’s due to the pandemic, the resulting economic downtown or a

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