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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How to Choose Deliciously Ripe Red or Green Grapes (Video)

How to Choose Deliciously Ripe Red or Green Grapes (Video)

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How can you tell if grapes are really ripe? Find tips for choosing the best grapes, whether red or green varieties.


How to Read a Nutrition Label, Make Healthier Choices

How to Read a Nutrition Label, Make Healthier Choices (Video)

Tags: fat, nutrition labels, protein, videos

It's important to pay attention to nutrition labels and to understand each section. A dietitian walks you through a typical nutrition label so you know what to watch for and how to make healthier decisions.


This Simple Trick Stops Avocados From Turning Brown (Video)

This Simple Trick Stops Avocados From Turning Brown (Video)

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Avocados seem to begin turning brown the moment you cut into them. Watch to learn a simple trick to preventing this from happening.


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Choose a Perfectly Ripe Watermelon — Here’s How (Video)

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When you're looking at a bin full of watermelons, how can you tell which one is going to be sweet and not mealy? Here are some simple ways to tell.


pineapple

How to Spot a Sweet, Ripe Pineapple (Video)

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Do you know how you can tell if a pineapple is ripe? It's not as difficult as you might think. Find tips from a dietitian to help you select a sweet, perfectly ripe fruit from the grocery store.


fries, burger and pizza

5 Ways to Avoid Discomfort After Your Gallbladder Removal

Tags: fat, fiber, gallbladder, gallstones, saturated fat

After gallbladder surgery, digesting fatty foods can be difficult. To avoid gastrointestinal discomfort, limit high-fat, gas-producing foods initially.


turkey bacon on plate

Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?

Tags: fat, healthy diet, meat, saturated fat, sodium

Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.


canteloupe

How to Pick the Perfect Cantaloupe (Video)

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How can you tell if the cantaloupe you are holding in your palm is really ripe? Here are a few ways you can tell.


broccoli

Broccoli: The Original Superfood (Video)

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Follow Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, through the farmer's market to learn why broccoli deserves a plate at the dinner table.


berries in a white bowl

Up Your Vitamin C Intake with Berries (Video)

Tags: diet, farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, summer

Join Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, as she explains why berries are not to be missed during your next rounds through the farmer's market.