Holiday Success

Category Archives: Nutrition Education

Holiday Success

The holidays can bring out the best and worst… it’s a lovely time of year, but it can be stressful or trigger overeating of those holiday treats and beverages. Having a plan is one of the best ways to help set yourself up for success. Below are some of our favorites here at the Diabetes […]

Eating for Health

Question: What is the best way to eat for optimal health? Answer: There is no single diet that is best. Does this surprise you? When we hear about so many different “diets” from the internet, TV or friends and family members, knowing what to do can be confusing. Here are 3 important guideline to help […]

Leftover Treats Add Up

Who isn’t tempted by a little fun-sized trick-o-treating candy? From the tiny Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to the Snickers bar you can wrap your hand around; there are Halloween candy jars everywhere these days! At Cascade Diabetes and Nutrition Education, we teach that balance, moderation and variety are key to keeping blood sugars (and weight) […]

Which is Healthier: Full Fat, Low Fat, or Fat Free?

You have likely heard that we should eat less fat if we want to lose weight, improve our cholesterol levels or lower our risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. You may ALSO have heard that fat isn’t so bad for us after all, and perhaps eating low- or nonfat foods are worse choices […]

Local Berries – Bountiful Benefits

If you have ever had the pleasure of picking berries right from a garden, gathering wild berries in the woods, picking them at a local farm, or buying local berries from the farmer’s market, you already know how wonderful fresh berries are this time of year. Most berries are naturally sweet and require little effort […]