Lemond Nutrition Articles
Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017
August is National Breastfeeding Month. While there are many topics to discuss surrounding breastfeeding, one has recently caught my attention that is rarely discussed… Pumping and properly cleaning pump parts. This topic won’t apply to everyone, but we do work closely with a lot of breastfeeding/pumping moms. So, if you are one or know one… this post is for you!
Tackling breastfeeding can feel like a real feat for moms and families. Add in the need to pump, whether at home or work, brings it to a whole new kind of feat! Breastfeeding, as most know, provides so many great benefits for moms and babies, but it is work no doubt.
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
Guest post: Paige Adlof, TWU Dietetic Intern and Graduate Student
It is the middle of summer and it is hot outside! Texas summers can be miserable, so we have to actively try to stay cool and hydrated. Food can be a great way to cool down while also providing the wholesome nutrition we need every day! One of my favorite summertime options for breakfast or a snack are smoothies. Smoothies are great during any season but they are even more refreshing on a hot summer day. They are quick and easy to make by just requiring you to throw in any fruits and or vegetables you like, adding some protein and ice and letting it blend together. Smoothies are also fun to experiment with and allow you to show your creative side.
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
There are so many people on restricted diets for various health reasons, and that can be very difficult to navigate. If you have never had a child with a food allergy or intolerance, God bless you! Every week, we meet with parents that are feeling so lost on what to feed their children after having identified a major food or ingredient that is causing minor or major symptoms. Imagine with me the fear of these parents, when feeding our children is such an integral part of providing for their health and well-being.
The Mobile App to Amp Your Food-Buying Confidence
Enter ShopWell. ShopWell is a free mobile phone application available on iPhone or Android that allows you to enter foods that you want to avoid, help manage a condition or help you reach a health goal. Once you have entered your preferences, goals and/or health conditions in, you can do food searches and presto – you immediately start seeing them in your search results. For example, let’s say that my child was told by her allergist to exclude ALL top 8 food allergens out of her child’s diet Yikes! No milk, wheat, eggs, soy, nuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. What the heck is left? Well, let’s see. Here, I’ve put all those restrictions in and now I want to see what bread I can give my child. I go to the search screen and enter “bread.” Here is what comes up: