March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme – Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right – is kicking off in the kitchen of the Hillcrest South Café. The dietary staff prepares 1400 meals from scratch every day for patients, visitors and hospital employees. Highlighting health and nutrition on the menu is the goal of Sonja Stolfa, RD/LD, Hillcrest South Dietary Department Manager and chefs Louis Rois and Terriann Latouche. “Our goal is to try to introduce them to something that looks really good, which is also healthy,” explains Sonja Stolfa, RD/LD.
The last day Terry Jenkins, 65, walks into cardiac rehab at Hillcrest South as a patient, he arrives with two poinsettias in hand - one for Tina Holloway, RN and another one for Jill Connor, MS. They are the two reasons Terry arrives each session to exercise and rebuild his heart following bypass surgery in June. “I had never worked out in my life,” he says of his physical activity, outside of golf, prior to the program.
Hillcrest South dietitian Nasrin Sinichi, MS, RD/LD joins us on the blog today to talk about how you can enjoy Thanksgiving without the guilt.
Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? Gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays and keep the extra weight permanently.
The birth of a child is a personal, unique moment no parent will forget. It is the story that begins a new life.
Hillcrest South dietitian Nasrin Sinichi, MS, RD/LD, joins us on the blog today to reveal some of the unhealthiest Halloween candy and what you should eat instead.
This candy is high in sugar, which causes an insulin boost and a sugar spike that makes you want more.
Hillcrest South dietitian Stephanie Harris, MS, RD/LD talks about healthy changes you can make today to help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
Hillcrest South dietitian Nasrin Sinichi, MS, RD/LD, joins us on the blog today to talk about a healthy way to approach Halloween and all that candy!
For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn't just one right answer. Instead, use your best judgment given what you know about your child's personality and eating habits.
We may never meet them, but we encounter their work everyday. Whether it is catching a whiff of the daily feature hot off the grill as we walk by the café or hearing the nurse knock and announce, “the fruit plate you ordered is here,” the dietary staff at Hillcrest South are proud of the reputation that precedes their food. They begin the day early preparing up to 1400 meals a day for patients, visitors and staff.