Learn more about the many nutritional and culinary benefits of ancient grains! Join us for a free, one-hour webinar to explore different ancient grains. Come learn to identify and prepare ancient grains. We’ll discuss their specific nutritional benefits and share tools, tips, recipes and more to help you teach patients, students, consumers and colleagues to embrace a wider variety of these nutritious whole grains. You will be able to:
- Identify a variety of ancient grains
- Articulate the nutritional benefits of ancient grains
- Prepare ancient grains and understand their versatility
- Share educational tools and recipes with patients, clients, colleagues, students and others that enable them to incorporate more ancient grains into their diet
Recommended Cookbooks/Cooking Tips
- Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck
- Simply Ancient Grains—Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well by Maria Speck (April 2015)
- CookingLight.com- A Healthy Substitute for Heavy Cream
Safe Storage of Grains
Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.
Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, and her dog Josie.
Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.
Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in Lisbon, Maine with her husband.