Healthy Grilling: Avoiding the BBQ pit(falls)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

Grilling season is here, and there is nothing better than an al fresco meal perfectly paired with warm weather, great friends and a “nowhere to be” feeling. While grilling is a very healthy way to cook, the foods we put on the grill and what we pair it with can quickly turn a good meal bad.

This free, 30 minute webinar  will offer you all the tools you need to avoid unhealthy barbeque traps. This webinar will provide you with recipes, cooking techniques and other tips you need to savor a long afternoon with friends and family while still making healthy choices.

Participants will:

  • Understand potential BBQ diet pitfalls and how to recognize and avoid them
  • Recognize the importance of remaining mindful during a long meal and receive strategies for doing so while enjoying family and friends
  • Learn about new recipes, cooking techniques and tools to create a healthy barbeque menu

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Dietitian Allison Stowell
Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN
Guiding Stars Dietitian

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.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor

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.

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