Let’s get cooking! Studies show that eating in is one of the most powerful ways to improve your family’s nutrition. Watch the video of our Healthier Home Cooking webinar to discover great tips that will make home cooking faster, easier and more nutritious. You’ll learn how changes in home-cooking in modern history have impacted our health and leave equipped with tools to turn that knowledge into healthy, delicious meals.
In this free, one-hour webinar you will learn to:
- Discuss historical and modern trends in home cooking.
- Understand the challenges of embracing healthier home cooking, including the impact of cultural differences on preparing home cooked meals.
- Share educational tools with patients, clients, colleagues, students and others that enable them to embrace more home cooking.
- Demonstrate quick tips that make home cooking easier to balance with a busy schedule.
Expert Chef Recipes
- Chicken Stew with Herbed Drop Dumplings
- Roasted Red Pepper and Green Bean Salad
- View more Expert Chef recipes »
Budget Friendly Recipes
- USDA Recipe Finder
- State Extension Services (ex. extension.iastate.edu/foodsavings/ )
- Cook more often at home with ChooseMyPlate.gov
- Lu J, Huet C, Dubé L (2011). Emotional reinforcement as a protective factor for healthy eating in home settings. Am J Clin Nutr, 94(1), 254-61
- Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program
- Cultural and Ethnic Food/Nutrition Education Materials: Nov. 2013 (PDF)
- USDA “Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality” 2014 report
- Let’s Move
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 young 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 South Portland, Maine with her husband.