Our Newest Program: Medical Nutrition Therapy

  Food is Medicine Maintaining nutritional health is important to the overall health and immune system function for people living with HIV/AIDS. Many HIV-related conditions affect, and are affected by, the body’s nutritional status. To meet the nutritional needs of our clients, in 2016 Mama’s Kitchen began offering Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Designed to educate… Read the full article »


Nutrition News – All About Cheese

Cheese, Cheese, Cheese! Lots of us have a love/hate relationship with cheese. We love how it goes with a good glass of wine, tops a pizza or is a handy snack. We don’t care so much for its saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. The good news is that cheese can be part of a… Read the full article »


PROTEIN: 101

What is Protein? The word “protein” may conjure up thoughts of steak, soy or the latest high-protein, weight loss diet. Yet protein is not a food, but a necessary macronutrient that the body uses to build lean muscle, synthesize hormones, grow hair and nails, and maintain organs. Proteins are made up of building blocks, called… Read the full article »


Great Grains

Oatmeal is made of oat groats that have either been ground, crushed, steel-cut, or rolled. Ground oats are also called “white oats”. Steel-cut oats are known as “coarse oatmeal” or “Irish oatmeal”. Oats are one of the highest-protein whole grains, and their vitamin and mineral content can’t be beat. 1 cup of cooked oats has:… Read the full article »


Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less

  Take your time when you eat, enjoy the taste and textures. Use hunger and fullness cues to recognize when to eat and when you’ve had enough. Use a smaller plate to help with portion control. Choose more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products. Sip smarter and drink water… Read the full article »


Drink Water, Not Soda!

Drink water instead of sugary drinks when you’re thirsty. Regular soda, sweet tea, energy, sports drinks, and other sweet drinks usually contain a lot of added sugar, which provides more calories than needed. Many 12-ounce cans of soda have 10 teaspoons of sugar in them. To maintain a healthy weight, sip water or other drinks… Read the full article »


Nutrition News: Maximize Your Health

Maximize your health with nutrient-packed foods. Give your body the nutrients it needs by including whole grains, lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or fat-free dairy. Eat less food high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt. Use MyPlate to help you include all the essential food groups each day. Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov


Nutrition News: Calcium

Calcium does a lot more than build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough calcium helps keep your heart and muscles strong. May help prevent high blood pressure and colon cancer, too. Those are plenty of reasons to enjoy high-calcium foods, such as low-fat dairy (milk, cheese and yogurt); tofu; green leafy vegetables; and calcium-fortified fruit juices. Aim… Read the full article »