Looking for a little help to find a healthy relationship with food? Our dietitian has a wealth of advice to make eating nutritiously a snap.
Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN joined the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program to make healthier food choices. She regularly offers great advice to enable individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits. Allison also appears often in Guiding Stars Webinars.
Get Started with Healthy Eating
- Have Fun with Agritourism!Throughout my career, I’ve been lucky to visit several small family farms. I’ve chatted with farmers, learned about their craft, and spent time sharing their passion. There is often a story that brings them to this challenging and highly rewarding work. There is a common theme that runs through them all, which is their devotion to their work, their deep love for their animals, their connection to their soil, and the pride they share in being able to nourish their community. I’ve always walked away from a farm tour with a sense of awe as to how they do it, and of course, a deep appreciation that they do.
- Check Those “Fun Food Hack” Project Videos for SafetyThere seems to be an ever-growing amount of content available online for our children. If you have internet-savvy kids, you know it’s super tough to keep up with. Has your child approached you in recent weeks asking if you have instant coffee that she can whip into the perfect beverage? If so, just know they are aware of many fun food hacks, ideas, and crafts available to them. My own daughter finds these things, but it’s not until the New York Times picks it up that I pay attention. I get it: the struggle is real here.
- Using Your Freezer’s Produce SectionWith fewer trips to the store, the need to stock up on frozen fruits and veggies is greater than ever. Today’s supermarket is packed with a plethora of frozen packaged produce so that it can still be on your plate, in your smoothie and flavoring your oatmeal even when you aren’t able to visit your farmers market or fresh department at your local store.
Allison offers quick tips on everything from the basics of using Guiding Stars to the myth of low-fat diets.