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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 nutrition is essential to our overall health and can prevent or help manage chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and more. I also believe in providing weight neutral care and that all foods can fit in meal plans. Here you can find nutrition and wellness news, learn new cooking skills, and experiment with delicious recipes.

Kids Eat Right Month™

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s annual campaign to highlight the importance of children’s healthful eating and active lifestyles.  Here are some things to try to work towards a healthy lifestyle as a family: Shop Smart. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved … Read more

August Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Tomato Facts Tomatoes are in the same family as potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, lycopene, and some B vitamins.  Cooked tomatoes have a higher nutritional value than raw tomatoes! Tomatoes are typically seen as red, orange, and sometimes yellow but there are also varieties that are green, pink … Read more

Independence Day Recipe Ideas

Check out some of these great recipe ideas for a twist on your traditional Independence Day Celebration! Mediterranean Orzo Salad This recipe has a high sodium content.  If you have been told to lower your salt intake, this recipe may need to be altered.  Many of the ingredients are high in salt like olives, canned … Read more

June Harvest of the Month Part I: Herbs

Herbs are one of the NH Harvests of the Month for June! Herbs can add so much flavor and depth to any dish.  Using herbs is a great way to experiment with new flavors and use less salt in cooking if you have been directed to reduce your sodium intake by a healthcare provider. Grow herbs in small containers … Read more

National Salsa Month

If you’re at home more than usual, you may be feeling like you’re stuck in a food rut.  What better way to spice things up than trying new salsa recipes to celebrate National Salsa Month in May. Salsa doesn’t have to be saved for only chip dipping-it is very versatile and can be used for spicing things … Read more

American #HeartMonth

Heart healthy nutrition doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Research shows that a plant based style of eating can have healthful effects.  You don’t have follow a completely vegetarian meal pattern, but small changes like switching from cooking with butter to using oil and adding plant based foods can add up to a healthier heart … Read more

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020 The week of February 24th-March 1st, 2020 is observed by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to raise awareness of eating disorders.  Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Here are 9 truths about eating disorders: Truth #1: Many … Read more

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