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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In The Know: Protein Powder

Protein powder first grew its popularity in the athletic and bodybuilder community, but it has become a mainstream item for individuals of all activity levels. Protein itself is one of the three macronutrients, and is...

Five Foods To Boost Eye Health

Carrots may be the best known food for eye health, but other foods may be even more important when it comes to keeping your eyesight in tip-top shape. May is Healthy Vision Month, a time...

Building Good Nutrition In Children With Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all. If you have a child with autism, all of the conflicting information about what is “healthy” can...

Trendy Ways To Incorporate More Fruits And Vegetables Into Your Diet

How many fruits and vegetables did you eat today? We all know that it’s important to eat our fruits and vegetables, but who says that it has to be boring? Hitting the recommended five-a-day servings...

Living With Heart Failure

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? That’s why February has been deemed Heart Health Month, providing an opportunity for us...

Five Smart Nutrition Resolutions For The New Year

The New Year is a great opportunity to transform your health and nutrition. Try to make one commitment to yourself this year and focus all of your energy into accomplishing that goal. You can start by...

Practical Fit Tips For The Holiday Season

The holidays don’t have to be synonymous with weight gain and overindulging. Instead of resorting back to old habits, why not get a head start on the New Year? By making a few small changes...

Mindful Eating for Thanksgiving

Did you know that the average American consumes up to 4,500 calories during their Thanksgiving Meal? Let’s put this into perspective- an average healthy person should consume anywhere between 1,500-2,500 calories daily depending on their...

Calories In Your Favorite Halloween Candy

Trick-or-treating season is here. Kids are bringing home large bags of candy filled with added sugar and calories that can certainly add up. A few sweets on Halloween Day isn’t necessarily a problem, but consistently...

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