These nutrition facts will give you “pumpkin” to talk about
Pumpkin season is in full swing! Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin spice lattes are great, but have you thought about the nutritional benefits of pumpkins? Nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler joined Jason Carr on “Live in the D” to explain the benefits of including this fruit in meals.
Give mom a break this weekend and cook this easy recipe
For Mother’s Day, many moms just want some extra time to themselves. So why not take over the cooking for this weekend? If you are new to the kitchen, or just want to keep things simple, we spoke to Carissa Galloway, a Registered Dietician, and Nutritionist, to get her ideas for some easy and nutritious meals and snacks.
3 ways to make your exercise more effective
Ever feel like you’re not getting results from your workout? Well don’t be discouraged, there are some tricks to make that exercise routine more effective. Nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler chatted with Host Jason Carr about the importance of breaking a sweat.
Lunches like this will fuel you up for going back to school and back to work
With many kids going back to school in person, and many grown-ups returning to work, it’s time to start thinking about packing lunches. Nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler says you should pay attention to the ingredients.
3 things you women should start doing to lead a healthier life
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and it is also the kick-off to National Women’s Health Week, which is a reminder to women to take care of themselves and make their health a priority. Nutrition and Fitness Expert, Jody Trierweiler, has suggestions on how you and the women in your life can do just that.
Get a jump start on a healthy lifestyle for National Nutrition Month
It’s National Nutrition Month, and if you’ve been considering switching to a healthier lifestyle, now is a great time to make the leap. Luckily, Live In The D’s nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler is here to help you figure out where to begin. Trierweiler said that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends you break down March into weekly goals to help you stick to a healthy diet. Plus, with all the unique recipes available online, you’ll have plenty of new dishes to try your hand at. AdFor more tips from Jody on how to get started on a healthy lifestyle, watch the video above.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to offer free cooking classes, food assistance to teens
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor will provide Farm Share produce boxes to 2021 Nutrition Buddies participants for two seasons. Help them enroll in a virtual nutrition and food course hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Through the program, participants will learn about science and agriculture, have hands-on cooking and nutrition instructions and will work with St. Joe’s physicians to create plant-based meals while at home. Teens in the Nutrition Buddies course will also receive a free two-season membership to the St. Joe’s Farm Share, which collaborates with 18 local farms to offer a variety of produce, according to a release. The organization’s Map the Meal Gap, 2016 report found that 13.6% of Washtenaw County residents face food insecurity, said the release.
These mood-boosting foods can help save your winter
Every winter millions of people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a condition that can increase anxiety and depression. Nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler has five foods with nutrients that can help fight off SAD. Low iron levels can also impact depression and anxiety, which Trierweiler says can be helped by eating clams. Iron is absorbed with the help of Vitamin C, and clams contain both Vitamin C and Iron, giving you double the benefits from one food. Keeping up on Omega 3 nutrients can also help combat inflammation that can take place in your brain when you experience depression and anxiety.
Does stress have your stomach in knots? Here’s something that may help
For many people, all this extra stress is giving them some digestive distress. Fitness and nutrition expert, Jody Trierweiler,, joined host Jason Carr to tell us how enzymes work. Without enzymes, the food would just sit in your stomach, unable to be used. When an apple is hit, the cells get broken, releasing the natural enzymes, which start digesting the fruit, hence the brown color. For more information on health, nutrition, and fitness, check out Jody’s FitLife on Facebook and Instagram.
School lunches have stepped up their health game
Keeping students energized to learn is important, and providing healthy nutritious meals to help them focus on their schoolwork and take part in after school activities is key. With the pandemic, school is looking a bit different this year, but whether students are heading into the classroom or learning virtually, they will still have access to school lunches in Detroit. In school, all the food will be wrapped and served in traditional clamshell take-out containers for health and safety. With school plans being very fluid this year, parents can visit detroitk12.org for more information on Detroit Public Schools Community Districts meal plans. To find nutritious recipes and meal plans to keep your kids energized and healthy, visit milkmeansmore.org.
All the reasons to pour more milk at family meals, according to a registered dietitian nutritionist, mom of 3
Milk (Pexels stock image)Milk at meals, water in betweenMilk is the top food source for calcium, vitamin D and potassium, and it offers some of the highest-quality protein available. Consider these facts:One out of two children ages 9 and older is falling short on calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Three meals, three servings of milkKids ages 4 to 8 years old need 2.5 servings of milk and milk products each day. Kids ages 9 and up should get three servings of milk and milk products each day. Sarah, whose favorite dairy food is a chocolate milk shake, lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and three children.
Use your 5 senses for freshness
Good nutrition is always important but especially during these times. Knol also talked about what healthy foods are in season right now. “There’s a lot of things in season right now from your berries to tomatoes and cucumbers. When picking fruits that taste the best Knol advised to focus on your senses. You can watch the video above to see the ”Greek 7-Layer Dip” recipe she shared which included hummus, parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more.
A quick check in with fitness expert Jody Trierweiler
Jody Trierweiler is a fitness expert who regularly comes on the show to share her ideas for staying healthy, and today she joined Jason and Tati over Skype. So how has she been avoiding the "quarantine 15 (packing on extra pounds while staying at home)? Well, her advice is to keep to a schedule and make exercise a part of that schedule. Listen to your body, if you dont like waking up early, then a morning workout may not be right for you. His funny personality brings a lot of joy to the Trierweiler household and lightens the mood during the pandemic, as Jody puts it.
Want to get more use out of your groceries? Here’s how you can!
Are you finding your groceries aren’t standing the test of time? There are ways you can extend the life of your produce and stretch how many your recipes will feed. Bethany Thayer, a nutritionist for Henry Ford Health System, spoke to Tati Amare about ways you can make your groceries last longer and go further. Also, freeze fruits and veggies when getting close too ripe. Consider cooking the fruits and veggies before freezing and purée them or freeze them whole.