Providence Nutrition Team

We are all about food! The Providence Nutrition Team loves to talk about and share our expertise on how to help you find the right diet, food types and maintenance tactics to help you live life to the fullest...while also enjoying the best foods that mother nature has to offer.

  • The immune system and folic acid: Are you getting enough?

    The immune system and folic acid: Are you getting enough?

    Folic acid helps support healthy blood cells, immunity and cell growth. Learn more about why this powerful B vitamin is important to everyone.

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  • What does healthy hydration look like?

    What does healthy hydration look like?

    The third installment of our ‘What You Drink’ series looks at hydration: what it is, why it’s important and how to up your fluid intake.

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  • Cancer nutrition myths: Separating fact from fiction

    Cancer nutrition myths: Separating fact from fiction

    A Providence registered dietitian discusses common cancer nutrition myths and whether certain foods affect your cancer prognosis.

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  • Spilling the beans on caffeine consumption

    Spilling the beans on caffeine consumption

    How much caffeine is in your coffee or favorite drink? And what effect does it have on your overall health? We answer these questions in our 'What You Drink' series.

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  • Drink the rainbow with a colorful, healthy smoothie

    Drink the rainbow with a colorful, healthy smoothie

    Adding a wide range of colorful fruits and vegetables to your smoothie to “drink the rainbow” is an easy, convenient way to add vital nutrients to your menu.

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  • How much liquid sugar is hiding in your beverage?

    How much liquid sugar is hiding in your beverage?

    Sugar-sweetened beverages are a leading source of sugar in the average diet. Learn what liquid sugar can do to your health.

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  • Insights into successful weight loss

    Insights into successful weight loss

    Maintaining a healthy weight during the pandemic has been difficult, but there are strategies that can help you lose weight through behavior modification.

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  • Is COVID-19 making women drink more? Research says yes.

    Is COVID-19 making women drink more? Research says yes.

    Alcohol use among women is increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover why and healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

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  • Fighting food insecurity through community partnerships

    Fighting food insecurity through community partnerships

    Food insecurity is impacting communities around the country. The Providence Community Health Investment is helping its partners provide healthy meals and hope to those impacted.

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  • Under the weather? These foods may help you get back on top

    Under the weather? These foods may help you get back on top

    When you’re feeling under the weather, certain foods have the potential to soothe. Try chicken soup, broth and ginger to start.

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  • Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month

    Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month

    MyPlate is a basic template for a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Learn how to personalize your plate during National Nutrition Month.

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  • Food for the soul: Macaroni & cheese

    Food for the soul: Macaroni & cheese

    Learn more about soul food and its origins — and try one of these delicious recipes. Learn more.

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  • Turmeric, the ancient golden spice with healing properties

    Turmeric, the ancient golden spice with healing properties

    Providence shares turmeric's history, health benefits and recipes that highlight the healing properties of this ancient, yellow spice.

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  • Chickpeas: Going beyond hummus

    Chickpeas: Going beyond hummus

    Learn how chickpeas help lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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  • Cauliflower: More than broccoli's paler counterpart

    Cauliflower: More than broccoli's paler counterpart

    Is cauliflower just a trendy health fad or does it bring real health benefits? Underneath all the hype, cauliflower is a nutrition superstar.

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  • A guide to comparing recent diet trends

    A guide to comparing recent diet trends

    Providence shares details about diet trends like keto, low-carb and intermittent fasting to help you determine if they have a place in your eating plan.

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  • Treat Your Immune System to Healthy Foods

    Treat Your Immune System to Healthy Foods

    Choosing foods that boost your immune system can keep you healthier. Learn about ways to incorporate immunity-boosting foods into your diet.

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  • How eating disorders can lead to malnutrition

    How eating disorders can lead to malnutrition

    Eating disorders are a leading cause of malnutrition. Learn about the damaging effects of eating disorders.

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  • Extend the life of your quarantine garden

    Extend the life of your quarantine garden

    Ensure your fall and winter are full of tasty fruits, veggies and herbs by canning and preserving your quarantine garden.

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  • Why legumes are the superheroes of the protein family

    Why legumes are the superheroes of the protein family

    Replacing animal protein with plant-based alternatives can positively impact your health. Here are the top 5 legumes for protein intake.

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