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02/21/22

How We Protect Against Eating Disorders

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21-27) reminds us that although it isn’t easy to talk or think about eating disorders, it’s important. Eating disorders are complex and life-threatening mental illnesses that affect all ages, genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and body shapes and sizes. They exist on a continuum with disordered eating, and symptoms range from extreme restriction to binge eating and distorted body image. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that 30 million Americans will struggle with...

02/17/22

All Foods Fit: Fuel

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Welcome back to our All Foods Fit series! As part of our introduction to SAGE’s All Foods Fit philosophy, we’ll be covering the different aspects of food in greater detail: Fuel, Culture, Exploration, Togetherness, and Enjoyment. As a reminder, All Foods Fit means that there are no “good” or “bad” foods because we eat many different foods for many different reasons. Food keeps us nutritionally balanced, provides the opportunity to explore other cultures and flavors, and allows us to create...

02/02/22

From Our Dietitians: The Power of Protein

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You’re likely familiar with protein as a tasty and filling component on your plate. But did you know that protein is a powerhouse macronutrient that has many important roles within our bodies? Protein helps to support a strong immune system and acts as a messenger in certain hormones to carry signals between cells. Perhaps the most familiar function of protein is giving our bodies structure as a building block for lean muscle. Here are some of the most common questions...

01/26/22

All Foods Fit: Exploring All the Reasons We Eat

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SAGE’s nutrition philosophy is All Foods Fit. This means that there are no “good” or “bad” foods because we eat many different foods for many different reasons. Food supports our physical, social, emotional, mental, and cultural well-being — which support our overall health. We want to honor and celebrate those reasons! Food keeps us nutritionally balanced, provides the opportunity to explore other cultures and flavors, and allows us to create long-lasting memories and enjoy the dining experience. Below, we’ve highlighted...

01/05/22

Up Your Game with Performance Spotlight®

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Does your athlete want to add an extra edge to their game? Fueling properly is a strategy athletes can use to optimize their performance. Leading professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognize that adequate nutrition can maximize gains in speed, strength, and agility. It can also shorten the recovery period, provide nutrients that support overall health, and reduce the risk of injury and illness. SAGE recognizes athletes have special nutritional needs to perform their best. Performance Spotlight®...

11/22/21

Celebrating the Holidays with Food

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With the holiday season right around the corner, we can’t wait to make and eat delicious holiday food! Whether you’re preparing a family recipe or sitting down to enjoy a meal with loved ones, food is central to the culture and tradition that surround holiday celebrations. We asked our Dietitians — VP of Food and Nutrition Lesley Vogel and Registered Dietitians Amy Ryan, Teresa Miller, and Taylor Chan — about their families’ food traditions and what recipes they’re most excited...

11/18/21

Understanding Social Media’s Impact of Dieting

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It’s a well-known fact that social media is a popular resource to learn about the latest trends and fads. Unfortunately, it often promotes misinformation about food and nutrition. Social media platforms provide a wealth of diet information that’s largely unregulated, often contradictory, and usually promoted by noncredentialed individuals. Because of the U.S. diet and weight loss market — which, as Research and Markets reported, reached an industry record of $78 billion in 2019 — dieting has become a cultural...

10/27/21

Allergen-Free Halloween Treats

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Check out these ideas for allergen-free options for the little ghouls and goblins this Halloween! For trick-or-treating: Look for allergen-free Halloween candy varieties in grocery stores. Store allergen-free treats away from other items to reduce the risk of cross-contact. Provide prepackaged cut fruit or applesauce. Give out nonfood treats, such as stickers, pencils, or small games. Let everyone know you have allergen-free items by participating in FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. For celebrating at home or at parties: Ask in advance...

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