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Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - Balance

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. For Vanessa Browning it is all about a balanced meal including lean proteins, lots of colorful vegetables, a little bit of whole grains/starches, and healthy fats.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - Simplicity

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. For Sharee Thompson it is all about simplicity and planning ahead. She focuses on a balanced plate that incorporates a wide variety of foods.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - One Bowl, One Pot, One Pan

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. Amy Reeder is all about minimization in the kitchen. Using one bowl, one pot or one pan to plan her meals. See how she gets creative in personalizing her meals with this simplistic approach.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - Plan Ahead

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. Sarah Zou is all about planning ahead. See how she personalizes her plate by looking at the day as a whole.

Mar 11, 2021

7 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to your Menu

With so many great reasons to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet, try these 7 tips recommended by a University of Utah Health Registered Dietitian. Dietitians recommend using 5 or more of these ways to maintain good health, and most say the more the better.

Mar 11, 2021

Healthy Eating: A Dietitian's Guide To A Balanced Plate

Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring. A balanced plate provides a framework for the types of food you should include in your diet each day. Get creative, mix and match different grains, proteins, and fruits and vegetables to have a well balanced meal.

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What the New FDA Salt Guidelines Means for You

Oct 21, 2021

Recent studies have shown that people in the U.S. consume too much salt in their daily diet, in some cases over 30% of the recommended amount. A high sodium diet can lead to serious health conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. In response, the FDA has issued new guidelines for food manufacturers and individuals about how much salt to put in food. Dr. Kirtly Jones explains what the new recommendations mean for you and your favorite foods.

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90: Mitch's Two Year Quitversary

Oct 19, 2021

After a decade of smoking and vaping, producer Mitch quit. Yet, it hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns. After two years, Mitch still finds himself struggling with occasional cravings. Cessation specialist Edlira Farka with Huntsman Cancer Institute's Center for HOPE Tobacco Cessation Program joins the celebration and explains why quitting smoking is a lifetime marathon, not a sprint.

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What You Need to Know About Fertility Treatments: After Age 40

Oct 14, 2021

For women over the age of 40 looking to get pregnant, it is important to start working with a fertility specialist sooner than later. The treatment options available become more limited as we age, so finding the right doctor to help with conception can be a crucial step in your fertility plan. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with fertility expert Dr. Erica Johnstone about helping women over 40 become pregnant.

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Sideshow: Battlefield Acupuncture

Oct 12, 2021

Troy shares a recent study that shows evidence that acupuncture of the ear may help treat back pain. But how does producer Mitch already know about battlefield acupuncture and how it’s practiced?

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