Stefani Pappas Sassos

Long Island Weekly columnist Stefani Pappas, RDN, CPT, is a clinical dietitian at St. Francis Hospital. She also provides private and group nutrition counseling at her office in Great Neck. Visit Stef Health Tips for more information.

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Dealing With The Holiday Food-Pusher

The holiday season is in full swing and food is abundant during this time of year. Holiday parties can start to fill up your calendar and tend to be extremely food-focused. Plus, food-pushers are in...

Immune-Boosting Foods For Cold And Flu Season

We are now in the midst of cold and flu season. While our immune system works very hard to defend our bodies from disease-causing microorganisms, there are simple steps that we can take to help....

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Back To School Guide For Ditching The Freshman 15

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Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin

Beautiful skin starts from within and nourishing the body with wholesome, real, unprocessed foods is key to living a healthy life and maintaining a glowing complexion. What you put in your body is just as...

Pro Tips For Summer Hydration

Summer is upon us and the warm weather and sunshine is officially here. While you are enjoying the heat, don’t let dehydration get the best of you. Water is a crucial, and often neglected, nutrient....

Five Healthy Foods To Grill This Summer

With the weather warming up, it’s finally time to dust off the grill. Instead of the boring barbecue staples that are over-processed and loaded with excess saturated fat, try incorporating a few new healthy foods...

Spring Cleaning For Your Body

Spring cleaning is all about moving out with the old, and in with the new. Now that the holidays are over and the warmer months are upon us, this is the perfect time to focus...

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