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Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Thursday, 16 March 2017
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BlueberryMuffinRecipe
Need an idea for a healthy breakfast or even a snack?  This Blueberry Oatmeal muffin recipe is a great recipe idea by Whitsons' Registered Dietitian, Katherine Ancona.  Not only is it delicious, but it's quick and easy to make.   These muffins are full of fiber, anti-oxidants, and plenty of vitami...
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Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 06 March 2017
in School Nutrition Blog
NSBW
This week is National School Breakfast Week, a national campaign that serves as a reminder to all of the importance of a healthy breakfast for students. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP), which is a federa...
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Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Thursday, 02 March 2017
in School Nutrition Blog
nationalnutritionmonthblog
Happy National Nutrition Month! Here at Whitsons we are excited to celebrate the start to a new healthier you.    The theme for 2017 is to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The main purpose of this theme is to provide the idea that you always have the power to make your life more positive and healthie...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Monday, 27 February 2017
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Hummus
Hummus is a great heart healthy food that can be enjoyed as a dip for a snack or as a spread with vegetables or pita chips. This well-known chickpea mixture has a deep rooted ancient history from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Hummus contains lots of nutrients packed with health benefits. ...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Monday, 13 February 2017
in School Nutrition Blog
americanheartmonth
February is American Heart Month, it’s a month that helps serve as a reminder for all that committing to a healthy lifestyle is important and that making healthy eating choices will lead to a lifetime of good heart health. Whitsons is focused on not only cooking healthy but helping students make hea...
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Posted by Courtney Yablonsky
Courtney Yablonsky
Courtney is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist with a passion, and open-mindedness, f...
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on Tuesday, 10 January 2017
in School Nutrition Blog
2017 carrots
How to include Carrots in your child’s daily diet Tis’ a New Year and for some a new start to healthy eating.  This month, Whitsons School Nutrition will introduce students to their vegetable of the month, Carrots. Carrots are packed with several essential vitamins and minerals that students will g...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Friday, 02 December 2016
in School Nutrition Blog
Fruitofthemonth title
Ahh Pears, it's Whitsons School Nutritions' Fruit of the Month for the month of the December. There are endless benefits to eating this fabulous fruit, but here are just a few!   Click on the image to see vidoe.   To learn more about Whitsons' school nutrition program, visit our school nutritio...
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Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 17 October 2016
in School Nutrition Blog
SugarandSugarSubstitutes
The new updates to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/) urges the US population to cut back on added sugar intake.  Americans between the ages of 4-18 years old consume up to 17% of their daily calories from added sugar, compared to the recommendation that a ma...
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Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Friday, 23 September 2016
in School Nutrition Blog
SportsNutrition2
Whitsons Interactive Nutrition (W.I.N) program from the Nutrition Services department of Whitsons Culinary Group, is excited to now offer a variety of workshops and seminars relating to sports nutrition!  Many student athletes are unaware of just how powerful proper nutrition is when it comes to fue...
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Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 19 September 2016
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AskTheRD
Starting this school year, Whitsons is proud to showcase our experienced team of registered dietitians by picking their brains with frequently asked questions that we receive from students, parents, and the community.    Our team consists of Katherine Barfuss, RD, CDN, Courtney Yablonsky, RD, CDN,...
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Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Monday, 12 September 2016
in School Nutrition Blog
HealthySnackingforStudents
Snacking……we all do it, and here at Whitson’s we want to make sure you do it right! When healthy snacks are added to your child’s day, they can have a positive impact.  Snacks are important because they can help children get the correct nutrients needed for growth, maintain a healthy weight, and e...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Tasty TuesdayTip of the Week: When students eat a healthy breakfast, it helps improve their concentration and performance in the classroom. To learn more about Whitsons School Nutrition program, visit us on the web at www.whitsons.com....
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6 Healthy Breakfast Foods For Kids

Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Monday, 22 August 2016
in School Nutrition Blog
6 Healthy Food 4Kids
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for parents it’s even more important now that it’s back to school time. Studies have shown an increase in both attention skills and knowledge retention when children begin their day with a balanced, nutritious breakfast.   So give your students a...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
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Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Thursday, 18 August 2016
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SmoothieoftheWeek Watermelon Smoothie final
Want to enjoy the great taste of Watermelon in a smoothie? Try our tart and tasty Watermelon smoothie recipe and enjoy this delightful and healthy summetime fruit!   For more great recipes and food tips, sign up for our blogs. To learn more about Whitsons and our dining services, visit us on the w...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Thursday, 04 August 2016
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ChocoChipCookieRecipe
Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  Try our decadent Chocolate Chip cookie recipe that is sure to be a hit with house guests, friends and family.     For more recipes and cooking tips, sign up for our blog at www.whitsons.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!                  ...
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Happy National Watermelon Day!

Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Wednesday, 03 August 2016
in General Interest
Happy National Watermelon Day
Happy National Watermelon Day from Whitsons Culinary Group! Did you know the average American eats 16 pounds of watermelon each year?   Watermelons contain high levels of water and electrolytes which make them ideal for keeping you hydrated and also as a refreshing summertime treat. Filled with e...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Monday, 25 July 2016
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MoveitMonday7 25
Use a chair to stretch your legs. Stretching helps increase blood flow to the muscles and helps joints move through their range of motion.   So get up and stretch!   For more health and nutrition tips sign up for our blogs on our website and connect with us online.  www.whitsons.com...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Thursday, 21 July 2016
in Health & Nutrition
SmoothieoftheWeek BlueberrySmoothie
Want to enjoy the benefits of bluerries in smoothie form? Try our Blueberry smoothie recipe it's naturally delicious!   Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt 1 large banana sliced 3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vani...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Thursday, 21 July 2016
in Health & Nutrition
SmoothieoftheWeek BlueberrySmoothie
Want to enjoy the benefits of bluerries in smoothie form? Try our Blueberry smoothie recipe it's naturally delicious!   Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt 1 large banana sliced 3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vani...
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Posted by Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz, is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages the ...
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on Tuesday, 19 July 2016
in Health & Nutrition
sixhealthybreakfastideas totalfinal
Looking to eat a healthy breakfast but don't know what to choose? Try these six quick and healthy to go breakfast items and start the day off well!   To learn more about Whitsons and get more healthy food tips, visit us on the web at www.whitsons.com....
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