Oct 242011
 

Hi! I’m Rita Smith, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. I’ve been working in the field of nutrition and disease prevention for over 35 years, and currently work at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. I look forward to chatting with you each week on various nutrition topics –  from using dietary approaches for cholesterol reduction to managing the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Nutrition is ever-changing and can even be confusing. I hope to make sense of current nutrition topics and provide reasonable, healthy-eating tips for you and your family to be well and stay well. Of course, for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment and care, be sure to work with your own health care provider.

For more great tips check out Rita Smith’s blog: http://www.marthajefferson.org/nutrition/

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

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Dec 062007
 

With the holiday season upon us, traditional meals are a big part of the celebration. Meat, vegetables and breads are a big part of these feasts. Breads and the assortment of carbohydrates have become a big concern for individuals worried about their weight and health. The latest common wisdom on carbohydrates claims that eating so-called “bad carbs” will make you fat. But University of Virginia professor Glenn Gaesser, professor of exercise physiology and director of the kinesiology program in the Curry School of Education says, “that’s just nonsense. Eating sandwiches with white bread, or an occasional doughnut, isn’t going to kill you, or necessarily even lead to obesity.”

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog.

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

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Dec 062007
 

With the holiday season upon us, traditional meals are a big part of the celebration. Meat, vegetables and breads are a big part of these feasts. Breads and the assortment of carbohydrates have become a big concern for individuals worried about their weight and health. The latest common wisdom on carbohydrates claims that eating so-called “bad carbs” will make you fat. But University of Virginia professor Glenn Gaesser, professor of exercise physiology and director of the kinesiology program in the Curry School of Education says, “that’s just nonsense. Eating sandwiches with white bread, or an occasional doughnut, isn’t going to kill you, or necessarily even lead to obesity.”

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog.