Deb Hutsler, manager of nutrition services, has built her career at Akron Children’s around the philosophy that good nutrition heals the body. It’s informed the way Deb assesses and manages the nutritional care of thousands of pediatric and adult patients. By ensuring their nutritional needs are met, Deb has made it easier for patients and […]
Blazing running speed, powerful muscles and quick maneuvering are all signs of a strong athlete. But, behind all that speed, power and agility is more than just practice, exercise and strength training. Good nutrition is essential in order to enhance athletic performance both on and off the field. For kids, it’s even more critical because […]
Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares some nutritious and delicious options for Cinco de Mayo. Originally aired on Fox 8 Cleveland on May 1, 2018. Vegan Queso Serves: 4 servings Ingredients ½ cup raw cashews (soaked if you don’t have high speed blender) […]
Rest assured, it is safe to continue your vegetarian diet while pregnant. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. In addition, well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the […]
Danielle Dimengo grew up with an interest in diabetes because her brother is a Type I diabetic. Today, she spends most days seeing patients in Akron Children’s center for diabetes and endocrinology, where she assesses annual labs, medications and growth, and reviews proper carb counting and general nutrition in the context of her patients’ lives.
Introduced in 2011, MyPlate was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide families with a simple tool to help them enjoy a healthy diet. In this video, dietitian Cathy Wills discusses how MyPlate encourages a more balanced diet and smaller portion sizes.