Advanced Search
Explore:
Contact: webinfo@valleyhealth.com Phone Numbers >
Instagram Soindcloud

Book Online

with select Valley
Medical Group doctors

zoc-doc logo

Are You Guilty of Overeating During the Holidays? Check Out These Simple Ways to Beat Weight Gain

by Meredith Urban, MS, RD, CDN, The Center for Metabolic Surgery and Weight-Loss Management, The Valley Hospital

Posted on January 10, 2017

As we look forward to the fresh start that a new year brings, many of us will also be struggling with the addition of the unwanted pounds we’ve gained during the holidays. In my role as a bariatric nutritionist, I have acquired a few tips and tools that can help you get back on track—and, hopefully, back to your goal weight!
Read the full post

Tips for Dealing with Candy Overload

by Sherry Sakowitz-Sukkar, M.D., Director, Center for Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management, Valley Medical Group

Posted on October 30, 2016

While many kids wait all year for Halloween to come, their parents dread the annual sugar overload! But there are ways to let your kids enjoy their trick-or-treating loot without overindulging.
Read the full post

Back to School Lunches: A Key Part of Your Child’s Health and Education

by Sherry Sakowitz-Sukkar, M.D., Pediatric Wellness & Weight Management

Posted on August 30, 2016

Getting the kids ready to go back to school often involves shopping for school supplies, new clothes and attempting to get everyone back into a normal sleep routine. However, another key part of ensuring that your kids are prepared to tackle the new school year is sending them to school with a healthy lunch. And, fortunately, packing a healthy lunch is easier and faster than you might think!
Read the full post

Your Farmers Market Guide

by Valley Health System

Posted on August 2, 2016

You've heard, "Eat your fruits and vegetables," since childhood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's good advice. Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. With more farmers markets taking root across the U.S., buying fresh is easier than ever.
Read the full post

The Truth about Children and Gluten-Free Diets

by Katherine Orellana, DO, Childrens Services, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Diana Volpert, MD, Childrens Services, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Posted on July 5, 2016

The popularity of a gluten-free diet, or GFD, has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. “While in some cases, going gluten free is a health necessity, in most cases it’s not. For people who don’t have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, children especially, there is no data supporting the presumed health benefits of a GFD. In fact, the opposite may be true in certain cases, particularly when the diet is followed without the guidance of an experienced registered dietitian or physician” explains Katherine Orellana, D.O., Pediatric Gastroenterology, Valley Medical Group.
Read the full post

March is National Nutrition Month: Does Your Diet Measure Up?

by Joseph R. Juliano, DTR, Manager of Clinical and Community Nutrition, The Valley Hospital

Posted on March 15, 2016

Although there is increasing awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet to support physical wellness and longevity, Americans of all ages are still struggling to achieve optimal nutrition. 
Read the full post

Facebook Chat Follow-Up: Answers to Questions on Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

by Rosie Pope, Myrandele Damian-Coleman, M.D., and Sherry Sakowitz-Sukkar, M.D., Valley Medical Group.

Posted on October 9, 2015

Rosie Pope, motherhood guru, TV personality and proud mother of four joined Dr. Myrandele Damian-Coleman, an ob-gyn, and Dr. Sherry Sakowitz-Sukkar, a pediatrician, from The Valley Hospital and Valley Medical Group for a live Facebook Q&A on Thursday, Sept. 17, to answer questions about pregnancy, birth plans, labor and delivery, healthy diets for children, nursing, newborn care and more. In case you missed the full Facebook Q&A, you can catch up with it here. It was such a lively chat that the experts couldn’t get to all the questions during the hour allotted. Here we provide answers to the questions that they couldn’t get to.

Read the full post

Maintain a Healthy Diet Through the Holidays and All Winter Long

by Joseph R. Juliano, D.T.R., Nutrition and Wellness Manager, A Recipe for Life Program

Posted on November 13, 2013

Let’s face it—food and the holidays go hand-in-hand. But you can make it through New Year's and beyond without gaining weight.  Here are some tips from The Valley Hospital’s Recipe for Life program to help you to eat right and still have fun over the holidays.
Read the full post

Help Your Child with Food Allergies Celebrate Halloween Safely

by Janet A. Brancato, R.D., Outpatient Dietitian, A Recipe for Life program

Posted on October 25, 2013

Halloween can be a difficult – and downright scary – time for parents of children with food allergies. Between school parties and trick-or-treating, food is a big part of the holiday.

Here are some tips for parents to help make Halloween a happy and healthy holiday for children with food allergies.
Read the full post

Bring a Yummy Healthy Dish to Your Next Barbecue

by Andrea Anfuso-Sisto, RD, Valley Dining

Posted on August 15, 2013

Summertime gatherings are lots of fun, but may result in you consuming lots of calories and subsequently not feeling so well. You can always control what you serve when you are hosting, but this is not possible when heading to the homes of friends or family for a barbecue. Bringing your own healthy dish will ensure you have a healthy option available.  
Read the full post
Are you receiving the Valley Health News Service?

Sign Up Today

Copyright ©   Valley Health System. All rights reserved.