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Nutrition Pros Help Others Keep Their Hearts Healthy

Heart month

February is a month of the heart!

Happy Heart Month

May I be the first to wish everyone, Happy Heart Month! February is a month of the heart – from Valentine’s Day to Go Red for Women Day to dozens of American Heart Association Community Walks. Our childhood memories of February typically include exchanging Valentines at school as a way to our friends’ and teachers’ hearts. As adults, we begin to grasp the seriousness of heart disease when a family member or friend receives a diagnosis of an ailing heart.

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A New Year of Networking

Networking with food

Networking about food and nutrition is a blast!

Networking Know-How
Yes! It’s time for a fresh, new outlook on networking as we enter a fresh New Year. Why? Because the rewards of networking are so worth it  – like, for example, making new friends, learning about something that interests you, and figuring out your next step toward a meaningful career.
So, what is networking? Well, one word definitions of the word, network, include link, connect, and interact. So, how does this relate to the New Year and to Nutrition Science? Here’s how: For many of us, the thought of networking is scary. Can you relate to being at an office party or professional conference mixer and feeling awkward or blanking on something to say? Or, with an important interview or presentation on the horizon, have you ever suddenly lost all your confidence, in spite of being totally prepared? Getting interested in a career within Nutrition Science will put you in a position to link, connect and interact. And, even if your networking is a bit awkward and scary at first, there are ways to overcome this. Here’s an article about how to learn to love networking.

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Looking Ahead to a Fresh Plan for the New Year

New Year sparkler

The possibilities are endless for your nutrition science dream!

Looking Ahead and Planning

As I tell my nutrition clients, looking ahead and planning are key to their success with establishing healthier eating habits. Take breakfast. When you plan to eat an orange + bowl of oatmeal with drizzle of honey & walnuts + cup of yogurt + hot coffee or tea, and write it down, your chances of eating a nutritious breakfast are better. Take lunch. When you plan to enjoy a tuna salad & lettuce on whole wheat wrap + cucumber slices with hummus + apple or pear, and write it down, your chances of eating well at noon are better. Take dinner. When you plan to do an easy stir-fry meal at home with colorful snow peas, carrots and chicken or tofu, and write it down, your chances of eating a satisfying evening meal are better. Get my drift?

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