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Eating Disorders: The Misconceptions and the Treatment

Posted on · You might recognize the symptoms of certain eating disorders. Anorexia was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, in 1952. That made the illness more recognizable by doctors and eventually the general public. The same recognition of the disorder bulimia came later, in 1980. Recently, a new disorder has made it into […]

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Is It Even Possible to Eat Healthy During the Holdiays?

Posted on · Coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday, maybe you’re one of many Houstonians who over-indulged over the weekend. Maybe you’re wondering: “Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holdiays?” Dietician Catherine Kruppa joins us to dish out some advice on navigating December’s sweets, treats, parties, cocktails and another round of turkey and stuffing. Catherine is a registered […]

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Serving Breakfast at School: How it Affects the Rest of the School Day

Posted on · When HISD students start classes Monday (Aug. 24, 2015), they return to one of the top five large school district participants in the federally subsidized School Breakfast Program which, since 1966, has provided breakfasts to children at schools and child care centers nationwide. Planning and serving breakfasts on such a wide scale, and ensuring they […]

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Serving Breakfast at School: How it Affects the Rest of the School Day

Posted on · Since 1966, the School Breakfast Program has provided federally subsidized breakfasts to children at schools and child care centers nationwide. According to the non-profit Food Research and Action Center’s 2015 school breakfast report card, based on the most recent data from the 2013-2014 school year, 320,000 more kids ate healthy, nutritious breakfasts in U.S. schools […]

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Our Dietitian Answers Your Nutrition Questions

Posted on · We all have questions about what we eat. Houston Matters gives you a chance to ask a local dietitian your nutrition questions. Catherine Kruppa, registered dietitian at Advice for Eating, answers your questions about everything from what kind of multi-vitamins are the best to what’s the effect of fast food on our nutrition.