On this episode of the Healthy Family Project Podcast, we’re joined by Alyssa Greenstein, registered dietitian and Senior Manager of Nutrition Affairs Communications with Florida Dairy Farmers. This episode is all about how families can make small changes and adopt manageable habits that will lead to overall healthier eating. Alyssa shares how to prioritize breakfast, the importance of writing down what we eat, and dairy nutrition benefits.
Ringing in a new year always gets us excited to set new goals, rethink our habits, and reset after the holiday season when our routines take a pause. Big or small, goals can always be broken down into smaller steps that feel more attainable and realistic. If you’re looking to eat healthier in the new year, this podcast episode is for you!
We love inviting registered dietitians on the podcast as they are experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Alyssa has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years and was awarded Florida Dietitian of the year. I loved picking her brain for manageable steps families can incorporate to make healthy eating easy especially when all of us are so pressed for time.
We chatted about how lots of small changes families can make over time that lead to big results when it comes to adding more nutrient-packed foods into the rotation. A little planning and creativity can go a long way to encourage our younger and sometimes more selective eaters to try new foods. Plus, getting the whole family on board ensures accountability and opens the door to trying new things together.
About Our Guest, Alyssa Greenstein
Alyssa is passionate about all things food. Alyssa provides timely and scientifically sound nutrition information to the media, medical professionals, dietitians, educators, students, consumers and others concerned about fostering a healthier society.
She especially enjoys being in the kitchen cooking and showcasing recipe tips and hacks for foods that are both healthy and delicious. Alyssa emphasizes the importance of 3-4 servings of nutrient-rich dairy every day which reinforces that dairy is good for the community and good for the planet. Alyssa has contributed to and has authored several articles and blogs sharing her expertise and topics including sustainable food systems, dairy’s role in the diet, child nutrition, chronic disease and nutrition and wellness.
She graduated with a BS in Food and Nutrition from Florida State University and was awarded Florida Dietitian of the Year, Mentor of the Year and is past President, and past Member at Large of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Alyssa holds specialty certifications in adult, childhood and adolescent weight management and has been the Senior Manager of Nutrition Affairs Communications with Florida Dairy Farmers for over 12 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family of five and her golden retriever and golden doodle.
Listen to Tips From A Registered Dietitian to Help Your Family Eat Better episode
What We Cover:
Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See timestamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through to get all the great tips and tricks!
- 2:29 Meet Alyssa
- 4:46 Easy breakfast ideas for busy families
- 12:15 Why you should write down what you eat
- 17:42 What you need to know about the nutritional benefits of dairy
- 26:10 Tips for putting together your grocery list
- 31:50 Easy weeknight dinner idea: “trash soup”
- Check out Florida Milk’s website for recipes & nutrition tips
- 5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Family
- 40 Grab & Go Breakfast Ideas
- Meal Planning Tips + FREE Grocery List Printable
- 28 Healthy Recipes to Start the New Year
- 12 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Other Podcast Episodes to Check Out:
- Episode 72: How to Create a No Stress Dinner Plan
- Episode 36: Dietitian-Approved Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips
- Episode 21: Meal Planning & Cooking with Kids
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