Kudos to our Bozeman and Missoula communities, who set more records this year in their annual Can the Griz/Can the Cats Food drive competition. Over 850,000 lbs of food and funds were collected this year between the two communities, with each receiving record donations to their local food banks. Amazing! MUS Wellness was able to … Continue reading Very Healthy Competition
My baby boy turned one year old last week. Birthdays have always been a natural time of reflection, and my son’s birthday was no exception. My husband and I found ourselves reminiscing a lot about the past year; talking about the enormous challenges of becoming parents for the first time, the incredible joys, the sleepless … Continue reading The Good Enough Diet
Last April, we offered a pilot program of the 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade to 130 MUS Benefits Plan members. The 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade, developed by nutrition expert Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS, is a simple, yet highly effective way to reshape your eating habits and boost your nutrition. The program requires only about two minutes a day and … Continue reading 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade — It’s Back!!
Episode 19: Cristin Stokes chats with Montana Dietetic Intern Steph Tarnacki about Intuitive Eating: an alternative to constant dieting, and a healthy practice for all of us. Here are some additional resources to learn more about the practice of Intuitive Eating: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/ https://www.thecenterformindfuleating.org/ The Montana Moves & Meals Wellchat is available on Itunes podcasts! … Continue reading Wellchat Episode XIX: Intuitive Eating
MUS Wellness again has the honor of hosting a dietetic intern for two weeks from the Montana Dietetic Internship program. This year's intern is Steph Tarnacki. Steph earned her Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado, and aspires to work as a dietitian in the public school system to improve the National … Continue reading The Incredible Edible Eggplant
It's mid-August -- the days of hot temperatures, smoky skies, the approach of fall semester, and...loads of zucchini. Sadly, the zucchini plants in my garden didn't fare so well this year, but I'm lucky to have generous in-laws who recently brought over a bag of zucchini and summer squash for my family, and then I … Continue reading Oh Zucchini!
Episode 13: Cristin interviews the "Nutrition Diva" Monica Reinagel about her collaboration with MUS and the 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade™, beginning April 9th. If you weren't able to register in time for this round, we're optimistic about offering a second round in the near future! The Montana Moves & Meals Wellchat is available on Itunes podcasts! … Continue reading Wellchat Episode 13: The Nutrition Diva and the 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade
It was at a meeting of local dietitians many years ago that I first heard of Monica Reinagel. Another dietitian was raving about a podcast called The Nutrition Diva, and always on the lookout for good resources, I went home and checked it out. The Nutrition Diva is a podcast produced by nutritionist Monica Reinagel, … Continue reading 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade for MUS
It’s March. Finally. Pat yourself on the back--you’ve almost made it through another very snowy and icy winter! Along with the (hopeful) arrival of spring, there are lots of other reasons to be excited for March, including: More daylight (Spring forward on March 11th) Spring break (for many of you) St. Patrick’s Day March … Continue reading National Nutrition Month: Go Further with Food
"Before you jump on a nutrition bandwagon, and start taking supplements or radically change your diet, dig deeper. Be wary. Find reliable sources. Read the actual study." As a dietitian working in the wellness field, nutrition-related news always catches my eye. So I was intrigued when I saw several headlines last summer pertaining to vitamin … Continue reading New super-vitamin, or just catchy headlines?