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Monthly Health Observances: What's New this Month? 

Members of our team share tips related to different health observances throughout the year.

March 2020

Staying Healthy During Quarantine:

  • In this Channel 8 news interview, Jill Chodak, R.D., shares the importance of balance and establishing a healthy eating pattern when working from home.

National Nutrition Month:

February 2020

American Heart Month:

  • Balancing Your Plate: Jill Chodak, R.D., teamed up with Ward Stare, Grammy-nominated music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, to demonstrate different heart-healthy ways to enjoy chicken parmesan while also balancing your plate.

January 2020 

  • Experts from our clinical team took calls from community members about their various health goals and concerns during Channel 8's "Putting You First: Starting the New Year Healthy." Watch interviews with each of the experts.
  • R.D. Jill Chodak offers more healthful ways to look at New Year's resolutions on this WHAM 1180 Food & Wine Show episode with host Pauly Guglielmo. 
  • National Bean Day is January 6! In this Democrat & Chronicle essay, Nina Rosien, R.D., shares ways to add more fiber to your plate with beans.

December 2019

  • Holiday Appetizers: These fiber-rich and flavorful appetizer recipes are great for the holidays! Jill Chodak, R.D., teamed up with Stacey Pensgen, meteorologist at Channel 10, to make mocktails, vegan taco dip and more. Watch here.
  • Exercising in the Winter: Snowshoeing Melissa Roth, RD, CPT, joined Outdoor Program and Outreach Coordinator Kaitie Sprangers from Eastview Mall L.L.Bean to share the how-tos and great health benefits of this winter activity that's fun to do with family and friends!

More resources from 2019.

Improve Nutrition


Today's Dietitian

Cooking Matters

Increase Exercise


Fitness Blender


Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Families

Stop Smoking


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Reduce Stress



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