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Healthy Eating at Home

As many of us continue to practice social distancing by staying home, it can be tough cooking and eating the same things every day, and easy for us to reach for salty or sugary snacks. Keep in mind that continuing to eat healthy can support your immune system, which is…

The Truth About Carbs – Runner’s Edition

We all know that carbohydrates are typically known as a runner’s best friend. However, like many things in the nutrition world, too much of a good thing can be detrimental. In preparing for long-distance runs throughout the year, a conservative approach to eating can speed you across the finish line.

How to Make and Keep Healthy Family Resolutions in 2020

This is the time of year to think about goals for the New Year! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Are they goals for just you, your children or your family? It’s not too late to set resolutions for 2020. Big and small goals give us something…

Fighting the Holiday Calories

Weight gain is typically an item that’s not on our holiday wish list but, unfortunately, is something that many of us still receive. Just the mere mention of the holiday season can induce a need to loosen the belt. What about the numbers? Some observational studies have…

Sugar, Salt, Fat, Oh My!

Salty snacks, rich desserts and comfort food may all look and smell appealing, but consuming these in excess can be detrimental to health. Registered dietitian Kayla Fisher presented at the August Prime of Your Life Women’s Health Series event and discussed how sugar, salt and…

Food Safety for Tailgates

September is National Food Safety Education Month and it is also the start of football season, and nothing brings people together like food and football. With parties and football going hand in hand, we need to make sure that the food we are serving is safe…

5 Tips for Eating Healthy this Summer

Summer is the season for backyard barbecues, vacations and outdoor parties. At these festive events, it can be tempting to reach for potato chips and dip, creamy potato salad, pie and other treats. Kayla Fisher, a registered dietitian at UF Health Jacksonville, offers tips on how…

How a healthy lifestyle affects diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is related to insulin resistance, meaning the body either does not produce enough insulin or the insulin is ineffective and unable to regulate blood glucose levels adequately. The disease is typically diagnosed based on blood glucose levels and is often related to family history, unhealthy lifestyle, weight,…