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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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.


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?

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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.