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Winter Solstice

In Southern California, Winter doesn’t arrive until the holiday sales summon it. Yay consumerism, yay capitalism! Actually, the Winter solstice this year is on Dec 21, 2020, just 4 days before Christmas (if you celebrate). For my family, we enjoy the season as an opportunity to get together with extended family and feast on our …

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Safer At Home

Ah, quarantine life. Strange times. I’m still going to work as an essential worker because I work in healthcare, at a hospital,…as a clinical dietitian. On the one hand, I am grateful that I have job security, on the other hand, I am feeling anxious about the constant exposure between me and other people. Indeed, …

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Nutrition for the Performing Artist – Musicians

A guest post by Maria Kim, an amazing dietetic intern with the Sodexo Dietetic Internship.     Art is an expression of thought, emotion, intuition, and desires and it is integral to the human mind, body, and soul. Musicians, specifically, use their entire body, mind, and soul into the music they perform, whether it is …

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Virtual Counseling

Skip the drive, the parking fees, and the waiting room! Many people struggle to prioritize their health as they juggle family, work, and everyday commitments, making it difficult to attend to their health needs. Telehealth is an excellent solution that offers the opportunity to build healthy eating habits from the convenience of your phone or …

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Mindful Eating – The “Why”

     The “why” considers the reason for eating such as actual hunger, boredom, a social event, and/or visual cues. Are you eating because it’s an afternoon slump? Maybe it’s time for a coffee break with coworkers, or it’s a friend’s wedding shower. Who knows? But I can guarantee that there will be foods and …

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Mindful Eating – The “What”

    The “what” concerns what types of food are available and selected. Are chips the option because they are convenient and a staple in the cabinet or the vending machine at work? Or can packing some fresh fruit with a handful of nuts (or yogurt, cottage cheese, hard boiled egg, etc) be a better …

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