Tracee BrennerTracee is founder of Nutrition is Healing a nutrition counseling firm to provide individualized services regarding weight loss, eating disorders, prevention of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, GI issues and overall wellness. The focus is on Holistic Nutrition, incorporating the importance of eating real foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, herbs and spices and understanding the incredible benefits they have on your body, as well as stress reducing techniques. Tracee went to Johnson and Wales Culinary school and graduated in 1986 and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian at Marymount College and did her internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. She recently co-authored the book Whole Life Nurtition: A Simple Approach to Nourishing America’s Busy Families. Tracee is currently launching a company web-site www.Realfoodmoms.com which include a blog and cooking section for parents, rankings of healthy food products and a nutrition section answering questions from teens and tweens. Tracee continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and participates in many continue education classes including Mind Body Medicine through the Institute of Mind Body Medicine. Tracee is a member of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Nutrition in Complementary Care and Weight Management practice groups. She is also a member of the American Botanical Society and a member of the Haworth School Wellness Committee and Action For Healthy Kids.
Host: How can I understand serving sizes? Tracee Yablon-Brenner: You can understand serving sizes by looking on the label and seeing how many serving sizes the product have and what the portion of serving sizes is for the particular product and take a reality check and see if you typically eat what the serving size is? If it's half a cup and you simply eat a cup and a half, you have to take a step and look and say, Wait, I might be eating too much. So, it's really important to check how many serving sizes are in a package. There might be two serving sizes in a package and you are not realizing that you are eating the whole package which is not a good idea.