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Summer Healthy Eats

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Nikole Gavriilidis, MS, RD, CDE

The warm weather has finally reached New Jersey, and around this time of the year patients usually ask me for tips on how to make healthy choices at outdoor get-togethers.  I know that it can be hard to avoid overindulging at these events, but being prepared can definitely help.  If you have tips, tricks, and recipes to help you along the way, it will not only help you reach your nutrition goals, but it can also allow you to enjoy these get-togethers with confidence. 
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Get on the Fast Track to Colonoscopy!

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

We’ve made getting your colonoscopy a snap!  We understand that a colonoscopy is not on anyone’s list of favorite activities. But we also know that undergoing the procedure may be one of the smartest things you can do for your overall health. 
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Tags: colon cancer

Saffron Idaho Russet Potato and Red Quinoa Cake

Posted on June 20, 2018 by John Graziano, Executive Chef, Valley Dining

John Graziano, our Executive Chef, shares a delicious recipe for a saffron Idaho russet potato and red quinoa cake. 
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Spaghetti and Meatballs Goes Plant-based

Posted on June 4, 2018 by John Graziano, Executive Chef, Valley Dining

Spaghetti and meatballs go meatless--a new twist on the traditional dish! Using whole grain Barilla pasta and whole ingredients like butternut squash, almonds, olive oil, chick peas and quinoa, this make-over dish is rich in vitamin A, folate, riboflavin, niacin and is a good source of fiber while providing no cholesterol or saturated fats. 
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Healthy Smoothie Ideas

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Andrea Collins, MS, RD, CDE, Dietitian, The Valley Hospital

Smoothies can be a delicious and healthy part of your food plan. Include the ingredients below to boost your phytonutrient, protein, omega 3 and fiber intake. 
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Do You Eat with Color in Mind?

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Janet Brancato, MS, RD, The Valley Hospital

When you look down at your plate at meal times do you see a variety of colors?  If the answer is yes, then you are probably eating very nutritious food. If not, then you may be missing important nutrients during your day. More color usually indicates more nutrition.  
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From My Heart To Yours: A Personal Story

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Deborah Rath, BSN, R.N., Program Director, Valley Thrive!

About five months ago, I lost my best girlfriend and life’s biggest cheerleader. My mom enjoyed 93 years of life...I miss her every day. She was an inspiration to all she came in contact with.
As Mom approached her later years of life, she asked me to take on the big responsibility of being her health proxy. As an R.N., I pondered the clinical, emotional and psychological task.
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What is Testicular Cancer?

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15 to 35. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be approximately 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2018.
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From Early Signs to Treatment: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Autism

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Lisa Nalven, M.D., Director, Developmental Pediatrics, The Valley Hospital Kireker Center for Child Development

Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. However, the ADDM estimates that the number is even higher in New Jersey, with 1 in 45 children being diagnosed with an ASD. 
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Do You Know How to Go Further With Food?

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Julia S. Buckley, MS, RD

March marks the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign focused on the importance of making informed food choices and promoting healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food” and it encourages us to not only start our day with a healthy breakfast, but to be mindful of our food choices, meal planning and meal preparation in an effort to reduce food loss and waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home and how to cut back on your food waste will help us all to “Go Further with Food” while also saving nutrients and money. 
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