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Nutrition and Wellness Library

Nutrition and Health Education at UW Health employs registered dietitians to provide medical nutrition therapy for inpatients and outpatients.


The articles below were written by our knowledgeable staff on a wide array of nutrition and health topics.


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Choose MyPlate

Dietary Guidelines and Choose MyPlate


Have you seen the headlines about the USDA eliminating the food pyramid in favor of the new, more simplified, "Choose MyPlate" method? UW Health Dietician Kelly Nuckolls helps explain the change and what it means for you and your family's health. Read more




Are You Eating Heart Healthy Fat Daily?

Cancer and Nutrition: What's the Connection

Cooking with Squash: Recipes and Ideas

Dietary Guidelines and Choose My Plate

Enjoying Whole Grains

Fad Diets: What Really Works

Fall Vegetables and Cancer Prevention

Food and Mood: Tips to Boost Your Mood

Food for Thought: Eating for Cognitive Health

Four Simple Methods for Healthy Eating

Frustrated With Your Child's Picky Eating?

Healthy Baking: Substitutes for Fat and Sugars

Healthy Eating on a Lean Budget

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Healthy Tips for Eating Out

How Dietitians Help

How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink

How Safe is Your Picnic?

How You Eat Is As Important As What You Eat

Making Sense of the Nutrition Facts Label

Nutrition Resolutions in the New Year

Planning Meals to Maximize Energy and Minimize Hunger

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness

Quick and Easy Healthy Lunches

Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

Sodium: More Than Just Salt

Sports and Energy Drinks: Are They Necessary?

Ten Reasons to Start Walking

The Health Benefits of Chocolate

The Importance of the Family Meal

The Reality Behind Gluten-Free Diets

The Yogurt Craze: Is It Really Healthy?

Three Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Eat Healthier

Tips for a Healthy Breakfast

Unique Vegetables and What to Do with Them

What Are Super Foods?

What Does Organic Mean?

What's On Your Plate?


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