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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Simple Ways To Cut Down On Added Sugars

Are added sugars sabotaging your healthy eating efforts? Excess added sugar consumption has been linked to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes in America. The biggest sources of added sugars are soda, energy drinks, and desserts....

Eight Heart-Healthy Swaps

Did you know that February is Heart Health Month? Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, even before cancer. A silent killer, heart disease can often sneak up and catch us by surprise. The...

Time To Supercharge Your New Year

The start of the New Year always brings about a sense of invigoration and purpose. The idea of having a clean slate can be just what you need to spark positive change in your life....

Healthy Gifts For Everyone On Your List

The holidays can be a tough time of year to stay on track with your health goals. But, there is no better gift than the gift of good health. Check out these fun and healthy gift...

Immune-Boosting Foods For Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season has officially begun. The immune system works very hard to defend the body from disease-causing microorganisms. Simple steps such as hand hygiene are crucial to helping ward off the flu, but...

Breast Cancer Prevention Checklist

Did you know that about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime? As of January 2018, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in...

Healthy And Creative Back-To-School Lunches

School supplies—check. Outfit—check. Back-to-school lunch game plan—check. Teaching children about food and nutrition from a young age is crucial towards their health and well-being. A healthy diet can help children concentrate and learn at school, while...

Spice Up Your Life

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be synonymous with deprivation. In fact, a nutritious diet is full of abundance. Instead of focusing on subtracting foods or negative habits, it’s important to think about what...

Nutrition For Glowing, Healthy Skin

“You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.” —Unknown The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and acts as a barrier to protect your other organs from toxins...

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