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Gazette opinion: Keep East Rosebud Creek wild and free

Gazette opinion: Keep East Rosebud Creek wild and free

East Rosebud Creek should stay the way it is – a ribbon of clear water tumbling from the top of the Beartooth Mountains down a breathtaking valley of pine trees, deer, elk, moose and bears.

August 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Shape up Montana: Plan, prepare, eat together for family food experience

Shape up Montana: Plan, prepare, eat together for family food experience

Writing this recent series of a dozen columns for Shape Up Montana has been both fun and frustrating. The fun is in the food. I love to eat delicious, nourishing meals and to share my passion for eating well with others. The frustration comes from the sensationalized, politicized, demonized …

April 30, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
SHAPE UP MONTANA: Smart dairy choices for Montana families

SHAPE UP MONTANA: Smart dairy choices for Montana families

This week’s column focuses on the fifth food group, represented on MyPlate by a glass of milk. While fluid milk is an important part of the dairy group, the same nutrients are also found in cheese and yogurt of all types. In the interest of full disclosure, I do consulting work with national…

April 22, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
SHAPE UP MONTANA: Smart protein choices are versatile

SHAPE UP MONTANA: Smart protein choices are versatile

The nutrition battles over protein can go to extremes these days.

April 15, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
SHAPE UP MONTANA: Vegetables: A food group that never goes out of style

SHAPE UP MONTANA: Vegetables: A food group that never goes out of style

I’ve been a registered dietitian for more than 30 years. During that time, I have seen dozens of diet fads come and go. I have seen the research swing from butter to margarine and back to butter (which I use). I have seen coconut oil go from dietary no-no to hot trend. In other words, when i…

April 01, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
SHAPE UP MONTANA: Drink milk with meals, water with snacks

SHAPE UP MONTANA: Drink milk with meals, water with snacks

During the recent celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I saw a quote that made me think about nutrition advice: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

March 25, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
SHAPE UP MONTANA: Fruit doesn't deserve its bad rap

SHAPE UP MONTANA: Fruit doesn't deserve its bad rap

As a registered dietitian, I often wonder: How did fruit get such a bad rap in the world of nutrition fads? True, fruit has carbs and natural sugars (fructose), but it is also cholesterol-free with little fat and sodium. Fruit has calories, but only limited amounts.

March 18, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
SHAPE UP MONTANA: When it comes to snacking, think protein first

SHAPE UP MONTANA: When it comes to snacking, think protein first

There are two critical issues in choosing a smart snack. First and foremost, are you really “stomach” hungry? If you’re bored, get up and take a walk. If you’re stressed out, take time to breathe deeply, or talk with a friend. If you’re tired, take a power nap. The point is, snacks are only …

March 11, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Want easy, cheaper and healthier dinners? Make a plan

Want easy, cheaper and healthier dinners? Make a plan

I have a guaranteed way to make dinnertime easier, healthier and less expensive.

March 04, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Smart lunches start with produce

Smart lunches start with produce

Want to get the most from your midday meal? It’s not rocket science to get the right fuel for school, work, play or an afternoon workout. With a bit of planning and attention, adults and children can enjoy a tasty lunch to help them stay healthy and perform well. Turns out that MyPlate (http…

February 25, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Eat breakfast regularly, mindfully for optimal function all day

Eat breakfast regularly, mindfully for optimal function all day

We’ve all heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” — perhaps most often from moms. And, it turns out, actual scientific research backs them up. Eating smart in the morning is essential for optimal performance at school or work — and for overall health. Breakfast eaters te…

February 14, 2014 11:49 pmLoading…
'Fueling' tips can help people get to Shape Up Montana goal

'Fueling' tips can help people get to Shape Up Montana goal

Making smart food choices can be much simpler than it seems these days. While there is lots of “noise” about nutrition, and diet “miracles” are everywhere you look, the basics of eating smart are straightforward and delicious.

February 04, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Billings Clinic offers Lunch and Learn on fitness

Billings Clinic is planning an “Eat Smart and Love Exercise” Lunch and Learn at noon Jan. 15 at the Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic hospital.

January 08, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Fitness views can determine your success

Since launching Shape Up Montana in 2003, more than 46,000 Montanans have participated in the three-month-long team activity program that runs from February to May.

February 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

East Rosebud Lake residents appreciate help

Sixteen years ago, just after Labor Day, the Shepherd Mountain fire burned 13,000-plus acres and more than 30 homes at East Rosebud Lake during a firestorm that lasted only a few hours. Understandably, East Rosebud Lake Association members were very concerned when a fire started in the trees…

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Nutrition news: Summer meal program feeds hungry bodies and brains

Nutrition news: Summer meal program feeds hungry bodies and brains

Today is an important day for many children in Billings. Today marks the beginning of Billings Public Schools’ Summer Food Service Program, aka lunch in the park 2012. For many low-income children and their families, it will be a day to celebrate because, sadly, hunger does not take a summer…

June 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Local dietitian on FSD's '20 Most Influential' list

FoodService Director has released its "20 Most Influential" for 2012, a list of the people who are having the most impact on the noncommercial food service industry. The eclectic compilation includes food service directors, suppliers, educators and first lady Michelle Obama.

May 08, 2012 11:20 pmLoading…

Weekday Sampler: things to do in Billings this week

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:

April 16, 2012 11:00 am Related

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YWCA announces this year's Salute to Women honorees

The YWCA of Billings has announced this year’s Salute to Women honorees.

March 02, 2012 1:37 pmLoading…

Shape Up Montana designed to get participants moving, eating well

Since the Shape Up Montana program was launched in 2003, more than 43,000 Montanans have participated in the three-month long team activity program that runs from February to May.

February 07, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

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