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Whole Grains for the Whole Family

By Carolyn Nestman, BS, WIC Nutritionist Assistant Carolyn Nestman, WIC Nutritionist Assistant “I HATE this seeded bread,” I remember my spirited sister declaring to my mom at 6 years old. To get our family to eat a little healthier, my mom...

Portion Distortion: Controlling Portion Sizes at Home and Away

By Donna Dunston, MS, LN, WIC Nutrition Coordinator Donna Dunston, Nutrition Coordinator There it is! In your face all day now that we are working from home. The dreaded refrigerator. The holy grail that holds all things dear to us. FOOD! ...

Embracing Your Culture for Better Nutrition

By Carolina Sierra MS, CNS, Nutrition Services Coordinator All of us have a unique way of doing things, from the way we love to how we practice religion, dress ourselves, and prepare our meals. These customs and habits are all part of who we a...

Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby

By Carolina Sierra, MS, CNS, Nutrition Services Coordinator During pregnancy, your body will go through many physiological changes to enable the development of a healthy baby. You can support these changes and promote positive pregnancy outcom...

You’re Diagnosed with Diabetes…Now what?

If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling scared, angry, or confused. These are very normal emotions to have, and you are not alone! More than 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes, and while the diagnosis can be overwhelm...

Home and Healthy: Skip the Waiting Room with Virtual Appointments

During these stressful and challenging times, self-care is essential, and that means continuing to look after your health. Mary’s Center has found that virtual phone or video appointments with our providers are an excellent alternative to keep...

How to Support a Strong Immune System During COVID-19

By Kristina Rivera, MS, RDN Finding ways to boost your immune system is all the rage these days amid the coronavirus crisis. The latest supplements may try to entice you with gimmicks, but there is no magic pill to keep you healthy. Systems ar...

Let’s Eat the Rainbow!

By Carolina Sierra, Nutrition Services Coordinator Learn how with your Nutritionists at Mary’s Center! In observance of National Nutrition Month in March, those of us who provide nutrition counseling and education at Mary’s Center, including our ...

Holiday eating: Let’s enjoy mindfully!

By Carolina Sierra, Nutrition Services Coordinator Putting restrictions on foods that we love and grew up with can be a source of distress. Part of your holiday self-care routine can include allowing yourself to enjoy your favorite foods in th...

Breastfeeding: Empowering Parents to Overcome Challenges

By: Lisle Cole, WIC Nutrition Associate, CLS, and BPC Last week, a mother of a one-month old baby girl called the WIC office at Mary’s Center to speak with one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors because she was worried about not having enoug...