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Welcome to North Country Nutrition & Wellness! My name is Ashley Wentworth and I am the Registered Dietitian here at Littleton Regional Healthcare. I firmly believe that good nutrition is essential to overall health and can prevent or help manage chronic diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and more. Here you can find nutrition and wellness news, learn new cooking skills, and experiment with delicious recipes to help keep you healthy, or get on the right track.

In Season: Fall Produce-Cranberries

October is National Cranberry Month! Check out these cranberry tips and recipes to add a pop of color and flavor to foods and beverages! Storage and Preparation Peak cranberry season is from October-December.  Fresh cranberries should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a crisper for about three to four weeks. Cranberries freeze very well, either whole … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Pumpkin

Fall is definitely the season for everything pumpkin! Try making pumpkin recipes at home with fresh pumpkins using these tips (or use canned pumpkin puree!): Selection & Preparation The best type of pumpkin for cooking is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” These are smaller than carving pumpkins and the flesh is sweeter and less watery.  Figure one … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Kale

Kale is New Hampshire’s Harvest of the Month for October.  Check out these tips and recipes: Storage & Preparation Store in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag for 5-10 days. To freeze: Blanch for 2-3 minutes or until the leaves are soft, then place in a labeled and dated freezer-grade bag. Boil or steam … Read more

Weight Stigma Awareness Week

September 23-27, 2019 marks the celebration of Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  This week was originally created by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) which has since merged with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).  NEDA plans to continue this awareness week to shed light on weight stigma. What is Weight Stigma? Weight stigma, also known … Read more

I Love Food Day!

I Love Food Day is being celebrated on September 9th! I’m excited that this day exists so we can all share our love for food.  Chocolate covered strawberries? Homemade macaroni & cheese? Decadent chocolate cake? What would you celebrate with (you can tell I’m a chocolate fan!)? Sometimes our love for food can be confusing though, … Read more

In Season: Summer Produce-Peaches

Sweet, juicy peaches are the best! There are many uses for peaches: Eating as is, adding to hot or cold cereal, smoothies, chilled soups, added to pancakes, or used in baking.  One thing is for sure, peaches create an amazing flavorful experience.  See below for tips and recipes! Selection, Storage, and Preparation Ripe peaches should be stored in … Read more