Recent Posts by Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D.

    11 Strategies for Introducing Nutrient-Dense Foods to Babies, Children, and Teens 

    No matter the age of their child, it seems parents have worry engrained in them.  

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    Plant-Forward Diet, Plant-Based Diet, and Vegan Diets: What’s the Difference?    

    A diet rich in whole or minimally processed plant foods offers numerous benefits to your health. 

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    12 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

    It’s no secret that food prices are not what they used to be. This year, you might be paying anywhere between 5 to 14% more for certain food items than you did at the same time last year. 

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     Understanding Food Labels and Ingredient Lists: FAQs and Do's and Don'ts

    Almost all packaged foods worldwide are required to have an information panel that contains nutrition facts and a list of ingredients. 

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    The Complete Guide to Seasonal Produce for Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Coaches

    Baby greens in the spring, watermelon in the summer, apples in the fall, and squash in the winter; the changing leaves and temperatures are accompanied by a variety of fruits and vegetables that characterize the tastes of the season. 

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    Health and Nutrition Coach’s Guide to Referring Clients for Medical Evaluation

    Health and nutrition coaches are an important element in the health care cycle, as they help to improve patient outcomes and support people in making sustainable health behavior changes. They may play the role of supporter, educator, and navigator to others. 

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    Trauma-Informed Motivational Interviewing: Is It the Best Approach to Behavior Change?

    Here is a fundamental question coaches ask themselves as they apply their knowledge in the field.  How can health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness coaches empower and motivate clients to adopt behaviors that support their long-term health? 

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    5 Must-Ask Questions to Create a Nutrition Plan Your Clients Will Love

    Conducting a client nutrition assessment can be straightforward provided you have a solid grasp on your client's nutritional needs, fitness goals, lifestyle habits, and mindset toward food and eating choices.

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    Good Bugs: How Gut Bacteria Impact our Brain and Mental Health

    Often, we think of bacteria as the culprits of infections and illnesses - something to eliminate from our environment. 

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