Category: Nutrition

Category: Nutrition

Fuel for the Future 22March

Fuel for the Future

No matter your age or activity level, making healthy food and drink choices provide your body with energy now and fuel for the future. Plus, the benefits of eating healthy can add up over time. Ways we can Fuel for the Future: Eat with the environment in mind. Buying foods in season and shopping locally, when possible, not only benefits …

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays 14December

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Debra Loder, RDN Tis the season for family, friends, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere and it goes on for weeks. Beginning with bags and bowls of candy and other treats on Halloween, then the traditional Thanksgiving Feast, followed by weeks of office parties and family gatherings leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years’. So, how …

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Fun & Spooky Halloween Treats 19October

Fun & Spooky Halloween Treats

Jack-O-Lateran Apple Salad Cups Ingredients: Four Large Oranges 2 Medium Gala Apples 1 Stalk Celery ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries ¼ Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest ½ Cup Low-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt Directions: 1. Wash and dry oranges. 2. Cut a ½” slice off of the top of the orange and reserve. 3. Using a spoon, remove …

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Fad Diets-Trick or Treat 11October

Fad Diets-Trick or Treat

It seems that Americans are constantly looking for a “quick fix”. On television we see countless commercials for cosmetic gimmicks aimed to take away wrinkles and smooth out fine lines in our faces. Plastic surgeons advertise outpatient treatments to shrink belly fat. And, then there are the fad diets! Do a “Google” search and you will find a ceaseless number …

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Nutrition Tips for Children 12July

Nutrition Tips for Children

By: Debra Loder, RDN Do’s: Keep healthy snacks available in a convenient place so that snack time meets the child’s nutrition goals.  – Homemade Ranch Dip (made with Greek Yogurt) with fresh veggies and whole grain crackers.  – Hummus with veggies and whole grain crackers.  – Fruit with Greek Yogurt, Cheese, or Peanut Butter. Remember that serving sizes for children …

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Intermittent Fasting – Yes or No? 22June

Intermittent Fasting – Yes or No?

By Debra Loder, RDN In recent times we have heard a lot about intermittent fasting. Should we or should we not fast. This being my personal stand on the subject, I believe that most of us practice intermittent fasting daily. If you have dinner at 6:00 P.M. and eat breakfast at 7:00 A.M., you have fasted for about 13 hours. …

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“Celebrate a World of Flavors” National Nutrition Month 30March

“Celebrate a World of Flavors” National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”.   During the first week of March, nutrition professionals focused on eating a variety of nutritious foods by including foods from all food groups in your diet and to incorporate your favorite cultural foods and traditions.  Using the MyPlate guidelines is an easy way to make …

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National Nutrition Month 15March

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign that was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). During the month of March, AND invites you to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. “Celebrating flavors from cultures around the …

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Heart Healthy Month and Nutrition 9February

Heart Healthy Month and Nutrition

February is Heart Health Month which makes it a good time to learn more about the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines. The AHA recently released 10 guidelines to help improve cardiovascular health. Following these guidelines will help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Here are the Guidelines: Following these guidelines supports a healthy diet and can help improve …

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Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement 26January

Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement

Often, I am asked, “Should I take a multivitamin and mineral supplement?” My answer is always, “it depends”. If you eat a healthful diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, low fat dairy, and healthy fats, you probably don’t need a supplement. However, not everyone manages to eat healthfully and, in this case, using a multivitamin mineral …

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Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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