I’m a longtime food enthusiast. I realized later that my interest was unique: most 10-year-olds don’t pore over the Betty Crocker Cookbook for a slumber party menu. I served ice cream-stuffed cantaloupe. I also won a blue ribbon at the Fair for my brownies. Unfortunately, I no longer have the recipe, but do have the ribbon. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I show people how food can be enjoyed and that healthful eating is pleasurable—all on the same fork. I believe having good food in your life makes your life better. I want delicious food that helps me LiveBest by nourishing body and mind. If you want that too, you’re in the right spot.I know most people will never, ever see a dietitian, but many are hungry for nutrition advice. You’ve got an expert at your fingertips! Live smarter and pass the word. I enjoy discovering local foods and am always on the lookout for my next best bite. I’ve visited more than 25 countries and 40 states. I led tours to Italy where I taught the art of ordering and eating gelato. Hazelnut is my favorite flavor. I am an adventurous beginning knitter, an explorer in the kitchen, a voracious reader, and an over-active planner.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Worksite Wellness
Is your worksite making you healthier?
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Grapes
Bet you can’t eat just one. A grape, that is. In fact, I’d recommend 16. That ½-cup serving gets you closer to the 1/1/2 to 2 cups you need daily. Choose grapes of all colors – red, green, and black.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Sitting
Americans spend most of their waking hours sitting. Sitting at a desk, watching TV, working the crossword puzzle, reading, playing video games, emailing, text messaging, and using the Internet.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Food Waste
We toss, we dispose-all, we compost, we waste. Food waste in the U.S. is estimated at between 30 to 40 percent of the food supply.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Healthy Teeth and Gums
How long has it been since you replaced your toothbrush? Every two months is the guideline.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Non-Stick Cookware
Do you cook with non-stick pans? They are great for flipping a pancake or sliding an egg onto a plate. But that non-stick finish demands good care.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Peaches
Think about a peach so ripe that the juice drips down your arm. Now that’s a good piece of fruit. Have you eaten one yet this year? Do it now because it’s peach season. You’ll find the best flavor and the lowest prices.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Water
These summer days take a toll on our fluid levels. I’m here to tell ya: Drink water!
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Fish
Is fish on your menu this week? If not, it should be. Fish is a quick dinner solution that’s good for you. Enjoy baked, steamed, or grilled fish a couple of times each week.
Live Best With Judy Barbe: Snacks
Snacking makes up about half of our eating occasions. While snacking may keep your blood sugar and energy levels stable, it also can take us way over your calorie limit.