Category: Nutrition

Barnes-Jewish brings “stealth health” to food services

Barnes-Jewish brings “stealth health” to food services

Morrison Healthcare Food Services recently announced its commitment to a new nutrition initiative as part of Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). Barnes-Jewish Hospital is proud to be one of nearly 400 hospitals partnering with Morrison in this program.
In the Barnes-Jewish kitchens and cafeterias, some nutritional improvements have already taken place.
“We’ve made a

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National Eating Healthy Day: A Good Time to Evaluate Your Eating Habits

National Eating Healthy Day: A Good Time to Evaluate Your Eating Habits

Eating a well-balanced diet is important year-round. But today might be a good opportunity to evaluate your eating habits. That’s because it’s National Healthy Eating Day, aimed at helping raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition and making the best eating decisions.
Katie Lambert, RD, LD, a dietitian at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, says one important

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Is Organic Food Healthier For You?

Is Organic Food Healthier For You?

It costs more. But is buying organic produce significantly healthier for you? According to a new study by Stanford University researchers, the answer is no – organic produce doesn’t provide more vitamins and nutrients than its conventional counterpart.
“We’ve sort of long suspected the nutritional value is probably equal and this study just shows that,”

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31 Days of Health – Tip #14: Does the HCG Diet work?

For many of us, weight loss can be a challenge. It takes time, and many are looking for a quick fix.
Enter the HCG Diet.
I’ve seen a lot of hype about this diet for some time now, and was curious to learn more, especially in light of learning that Barnes-Jewish Hospital RN Kim Stone

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31 Days of Health Tip #13 – Heart Tips & Fashion

You may be confused by the title – heart and fashion don’t usually go together.
Well, they do when it comes to one of the ways Barnes-Jewish Hospital educates our community on heart disease:
February is American Heart Month and doctors are spreading the word about lowering the risk of heart disease.
 Anita Bhandiwad, MD,

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31 Days of Health Tip # 11 – Spice It Up!

If this cold weather has you down, instead of just turning your thermostat up, why not try a new heart-healthy recipe in the kitchen!
We’ve partnered with the American Heart Association’s My Heart, My Life  and they’ve got a delicious recipe for Mexican Rice & Beans. You can substitute habanero peppers for a spicier dish, or

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The DASH diet – Dr. Ed Geltman weighs in

The DASH diet is a hot topic in the news these days, and it’s success is proving to be big competition for other well-known diets for many reasons, one of them being that it MAY lower your blood pressure in as little as two weeks time.
The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to

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31 Days of Health Tip #9 – Ask For Help

When it comes to fitness or nutrition, one of the biggest challenges you might face is sticking with it.
It’s January 2nd and you’re at the gym, bright and early, geared up for a great year. You’ve got your exercise schedule worked out, your meal plans printed and in a binder or hanging on your

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31 Days of Health Tip #4 – It's About Time

Let’s get to it – weight, that is.
I purposefully didn’t overindulge during the holidays. I didn’t eat until I was close to passing out, nor did I sample every sugary item that vendors, friends, family and Schnucks threw my way. It was all part of my plan to go into the new year on

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31 Days of Health – Tips #1 & #2

Happy New Year, everyone!
One of the first things I did yesterday was check my horoscope. It’s a fun thing to do, and I don’t take it too seriously – I cherry-pick the predictions that are positive and run with those.
One of those positive predictions was related to fitness. It pretty much mapped out

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