• Mondays at Racines’ Cancer Education Series launched on Monday July 22nd at Racine Salon and Spa in Islip, NY. The series was created to provide trusted information to people affected by ca

  • Food is the universal language that brings on conversation and bonding in addition to nourishment. As Nutrition Program Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, I was blow

  • Wowza! According to the USDA (US Department of Agriculture), the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day! That’s much more than the recommended 12 teaspoons per 2000 calo

  • The Beatles were surely onto something with their 1967 pop rock hit, “With a Little Help from My Friends.” We all need and long for social interaction and when we are lucky enough to be blessed with t

  • Salads have a long time reputation for being healthful and satisfying. Many times though, people load their salads with various ingredients that result in a meal over 1000 calories and 80 grams of fat

  • When choosing bread opt for whole grain.  Whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other health protective components. Strong evidence of protective health benefits have

  • It’s that time of the year again, when the high-fashion trend dictates the unspoken rule, “don’t wear white after labor day!” But, has anyone ever said, “don’t eat white foods?” Well, actually, they h

  • As promised, a phytochemical is a naturally occurring plant chemical that protects plants from disease. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Evidence also points to phytoc

  • Do you know what an antioxidant is? I will tell you really soon, but first lets start with some background information on why antioxidants are important to your health. Every day our bodies are subjec

  • Lettuce? Yup, I said lettuce! Have you noticed ’tis the season (spring to early summer) for lettuce? Lots of different types and each offers different vitamins and minerals along with cancer-fighting

  • As Memorial Day approaches, grills around the country are being prepped for the official start of barbecue season. Whether you prefer traditional barbecue or something a little different, with so many

  • Eating is meant to be a pleasurable experience, not a challenging one. But undergoing cancer treatment can change that as sense of taste is lost, dulled or altered. In this video, our resident nutriti

  • I’m sure you’ve heard about the heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but did you know there is also a possible link to reducing cancer risk, including a hard to treat post men

  • SOY SO MANY WAYS… April is National Soy Food Month, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share all the different and wonderful ways that soy can be incorporated into our daily diets. Enjoy!!