Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

With her own successes at marathon running and weight loss, registered dietitian Laura Jeffers knows what it takes to achieve goals. She is passionate about nutrition and works closely with the Eat Right at School Program to improve school menus. She enjoys counseling patients with metabolism disorders, celiac disease and fructose intolerance, and for weight loss.

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9 Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies (Infographic)

9 Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies (Infographic)

Tags: diet soda, holiday season, holidays, portion size, saturated fat, snacks, soda

Movie theater snacks can be hazardous for your health. The sizes are larger than recommended servings (by a lot)! The best strategy for going to the movies? Try not to go hungry! But if you must munch on something, follow these tips.


Pumpkin Seeds: 7 Ways

Pumpkin Seeds: 7 Ways (Infographic)

Tags: fall, infographic, pumpkin, Recipes, seeds

You worked hard to scoop out those pumpkin seeds — now roast them! Try these creative combinations from Cleveland Clinic dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, for starters.


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Want to Increase Your Water Intake? Add Sliced Cucumbers (Video)

Tags: dehydration, hydration, potassium, video, videos, vitamin c, vitamin k, water

Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to chilled water. The vegetable also is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Wash the cucumber, cut it into thin slices and add a few pieces to your water.


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Increase Your Daily Veggie Intake with Lettuce (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, hydrate, hydration, nutrients, videos, water

Incorporating lettuce into your meals can be a great way to add nutrients and water to your diet. Furthermore, the fiber in lettuce helps to fill you up, and it does so at just 20 calories per serving.


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Eat Your Beets to Fight Inflammation (Video)

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Spinach, video

Beets are a great source of healthful, naturally occurring nitrates, which may help to support healthy blood pressure. They are delicious roasted or steamed. You also can slice them thin and bake them into crunchy chips.


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Top Nutritional Pick for Fall: Apples

Tags: fall, farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, holidays, videos

Apples are a simple and nutritious choice for a snack or dessert. One apple has about five grams of fiber, which supplies about 20 percent of the daily fiber recommendation that most health experts recommend.


How to make popular fast food and frozen dinners healthier.

Make Your Takeout or Frozen Dinner Healthier (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, infographic, portion size, sodium

On days when you're too crazed to cook, it's tempting to buy fast food or heat up frozen entrees. Follow the tips on this infographic to make dinner on the run a healthier experience.


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Make the Most of Your Farmer’s Market Trip (Slideshow)

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, heart-healthy oils, whole grains

Farmer’s markets bring fresh food to the neighborhood and boost the local economy. They save on shipping and fuel (and make our planet happy). Join Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Laura Jeffers as she shares these tips for shopping at a farmer’s market.


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5 Ways to Make Your Kids ‘Nutritionally Savvy’

Tags: childhood nutrition, childhood obesity, growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, nutrition, Recipes

A registered dietitian offers five creative tips for parents who want to encourage their kids to eat healthier.


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Make Your Coffee Healthier: Best Sweeteners, Milks, Spices

Tags: artificial sweeteners, coffee, coffee study, dairy, healthhub number, milk, sugar

Ah, drinking coffee. Truly one of life’s simple pleasures. But some milks and sweeteners add unnecessary fat and calories. If you do like to dress your coffee up, here are five tips to doing it healthier.