The 2017 theme of National Nutrition Month (NNM), “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” reminds us that every bite counts and that small changes toward a more healthful eating pattern add up to a big difference. Kit and Alli often talk about the benefits of making small, sustainable changes, which can be built upon over time. In this webinar, their philosophy on straightforward nutrition and real-life diet advice will help participants learn how to put their “best fork forward” to move toward a healthier pattern of eating… one bite at a time.
During this webcast, you will learn:
- Easy tips for making meals more nutrient dense
- Small changes with big nutrition results
- Making “insta-ready” dishes
- Kitchen hacks and tips that make meals come together
- Pinterest Recipes
- National Nutrition Month: Best Fork Forward
- Protein Rich Grains
- Blog Post: 3 Easy Ways to Get Your Greens
- Baking with Fruits and Veggies
- Blog Post: Putting Your Best Fork Forward for NNM
- Meeting Your Protein Needs on a Plant Based Diet
- Getting Ready for Making Dietary Changes (US Dept. of Health & Human Services)
- Shift to Healthier Food and Beverage Choices (tips from US Dietary Guidelines)
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.