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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Want to discover a simple, delicious way to get your four servings of vegetables per day? Fix a salad. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

8 Ways to Make a Super Healthy Salad (Infographic)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, infographic, Recipes

With one salad, you can get the four daily servings of vegetables you need. Learn how to create a salad brimming with color, texture, flavor and nutrition — and discover do’s and don’ts from a dietitian.

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7 Health Foods That Can Ruin Your Diet

Tags: calories, carbohydrates, healthy diet, sugar

Our ideas of what constitutes a “healthy” diet might be out of sync with reality. Some “healthy” alternatives are loaded with calories, fat or chemicals. Learn which health foods are busting your diet.

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Will ‘The 100’ Diet Keep the Weight Off?

Tags: carbohydrates, diet, healthy diet, sugar

For quick weight loss, ‘The 100’ diet restricts consumption of sugar calories to 100 per day. Is this a sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off?

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There’s Not Much Chicken in That Nugget

Tags: fast food, fat, healthy diet, sodium, sugar

Research on the contents of chicken nuggets shows how food processing can turn a perfectly good source of protein into junk food.

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Eat Well After Menopause: 6 Tips

Tags: healthy diet, menopause, postmenopausal

Many women turn to comfort foods like ice cream, chocolate and cookies during stressful times. However, as metabolism slows during menopause, it’s harder to burn off those extra calories.

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Guaranteeing ‘Gluten-free’ Really Is Gluten-free

Tags: celiac, celiac disease, gluten, gluten-free

If you need to go gluten-free, you may be surprised: there’s still plenty you can eat. And now with FDA regulations, you can feel safer choosing gluten-free products.

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Tips to Avoid the ‘Freshman 15’ (Video)

Tags: college, diet, nutrition, overweight, weight gain

The tradition of putting on several extra pounds freshman year is one no one wants to keep. Dietitian Laura Jeffers talks about ways to avoid the ‘Freshman 15’ trap.

The 4 types of seeds you can eat to keep you healthy (infographic from Cleveland Clinic)

4 Seeds You Need (Infographic)

Tags: healthy diet, infographic, seeds, snacks

Seeds are perfectly packaged nutrition powerhouses. They provide heart-healthy fat, fiber and protein. Their antioxidants help to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and prevent some cancers.

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Junk Food Banned From School Vending Machines

Tags: childhood diabetes, healthy diet, junk food, obesity

Registered dietitian Laura Jeffers discusses new government limits on sodium, fat and sugar in snacks offered in school vending machines. She gives parents practical tips to encourage healthy snacking.

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23 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Tags: anti-aging, Catalyst, omega-3, skin care

Can some foods make your skin look firmer, clearer and younger? Registered dietitian Laura Jeffers talks about healthy choices for you that are also healthy for your skin.