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Mango Banana Superfood Green Smoothie

Servings: 2 • Size: 16 oz smoothie • Calories: 173.5 • Fat: 6 g • Carbohydrates: 27 g • Fiber: 4.5 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 15.5 g Sodium: 171 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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After school snacks may rightfully have a bad reputation, but they are actually excellent opportunities to provide your growing children the nutrition they need after a long day at school. Instead of grabbing a bag of chips or stopping by the convenience store for a candy bar, Hillcrest South dietitian Stephanie Harris, MS, RD/LD shares some new ideas for snacks your kids will enjoy, while also helping to support a balanced diet. With a little planning the weekend before, you can have a variety of options for your children to choose and try.

Waffle Treat

As the calendar rolls around to August, many parents begin thinking about their children going back to school. Gone will be the flexible schedules of summer ushered in by early morning routines and after school activities filling the calendar. For families, it can be an adjustment, not only logistically, but also nutritionally. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, here are some tips to help plan for a healthy, nutritionally balanced back to school.

Following the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for proper nutrition, here are the five areas you need to consider:

June is Men’s Health Month and June 15th-21st is Men’s Health Week. At Hillcrest Hospital South, we encourage men to take charge of their health by actively preventing disease and illness through maintaining a healthy diet. Stephanie Harris, MS, RD/LD, the lead clinical dietician at Hillcrest Hospital South, provided us with some simple health tips for men!

If you or a loved one have ever suffered from a wound that does not show improvement within four weeks of treatment or requires daily treatment and dressings, it should be referred to a wound specialist for further assessment and treatment. Chronic wounds affect nearly six million patients in America, costing the US health care system an estimated $20 billion annually. Every year, more than 1 million people with diabetes develop foot ulcers, and 20-30% of those cases will eventually require amputation.

Recently released Dietary Guidelines of 2015 have Hillcrest South dietitians weighing in and providing their expert opinions for the key takeaways for what’s in, what’s out and what’s neutral this year. Food industries, they say, fight tooth and nail to make sure any new recommendations continue to keep them in a positive light.

March is National Nutrition Month, and when making better food choices for you and your family, it may not always be clear when roaming grocery isles. When you pick up a box of cereal or can of vegetables, you’ll find a nutrition facts label on the package. You may not think to read all those tiny numbers, but taking a few minutes to understand them can do your health a lot of good. Here’s a quick look at what you need to check out before putting that package in your grocery cart:

After surviving a heart attack or major cardiovascular event, new questions, fears and doubt present new considerations for everyday life. What if I have another heart attack? Will I be able to go back to work? Resume my daily activities? How will I know when my heart has healed? Living with heart disease changes your life for sure, but under the guidance of your cardiologist your heart can get stronger and daily life will resume overtime.