Gina M. Crome, MPH, RD


Grillin’ Up Some Color

When we think of summer, we usually think backyard barbeques.  What a better way to gather friends and family to share up some good eats.  This year why not try grilling up more than just the standard fare of burgers and dogs-lets grill up some color.  Brightly colored fruits and veggies can be grilled up […]

To Snack or Not To Snack…That Isn’t The Question

The great snack debate is one that has embattled many of so-called “dieters” for decades.  It’s roots were planted at a time when doctors offered advice to their patients who wanted to shed a few pounds that sounded something like this, “If you want to lose weight, you need to cut out all your snacks […]

Is Your Fitness Routine Lapse More Like a Collapse?

Maintaining motivation to exercise is one of those topics that so many have written on because it’s a problem that affects everyone.  Motivation is not like a switch that we can readily be turned off and on.  Rather I see it more like a thermostat with degrees of motivation running along a constant slide.  Once […]

Move Over Food Pyramid: It’s Time To “Plate Up” Some New Education Tools.

  Over the last 20 years, the food pyramid has served as a major nutritional icon.  On June 2, 2011, First Lady, Michelle Obama along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled in a press release the latest tool to aid in the battle of obesity, MyPlate (  MyPlate, the new symbol of appropriately balanced meals, […]

Lighten Up! Your Meals That Is…

Summer is here and like it or not, it’s time to start thinking about warm weather clothes, getting back into that old bathing suit and possibly shedding a few pounds that seemed to have cropped up out of nowhere.  Whether weight loss is a goal or not, this time of year marks a need for […]

What’s The Real Threat For Women?

Pop Quiz: What disease is the #1 cause of death for women?  If you said breast cancer, you would be wrong – it’s heart disease.  Typically, heart disease and stress related problems were associated with men and their health.  But changes in our society, eating habits, and lifestyles have turned the tables. Studies show that […]

How Fit Is Your Company? The Real Benefits Involved In Worksite Wellness Programs

Early in my career, I’ve had the privilege of developing several specific health improvement programs for a major insurance carrier.  At the time, I was unaware of the impact our development team was making on all the lives we touched.  The truth is, we created programs that not only improved quality of life for the […]

Baby Steps To Reach Your Weight Goals

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most basic things we can do to improve our health and lower our risk of chronic disease.  Yet so many of us who try to lose weight find that the high motivation at the beginning of their new regime soon gives rise to despair and disappointment when […]

What’s In Your Drink? Hidden calories that can pack a real punch

As many people begin a plan to reduce their caloric intake, they often think about what they are eating.  The truth is cutting calories means more than watching what you eat; it’s also about what you drink.  Did you know that people consume about 400 calories each day just from beverages alone?  This equates to […]

Sodium: A Salty Subject

So what is salt anyway and why is too much of it bad for us?  Salt is a naturally occurring mineral found in rock (rock salt) and water (sea salt) that is used to a great extent in the preservation of food.  Historically, it was such a precious commodity because allowed foods to be brought […]

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