Ever feel confused about all the conflicting nutrition advice you hear in the media? Our Registered Dietitians are here to help! Check out our blog posts on the OSU Wexner Medical Center blog, as well as our RD videos on a variety of nutrition topics.

Tips and advice from our experts

DASH Diet

There's good reason the DASH diet consistently tops U.S. News and World Report's list of best diets: It's effective at helping individuals lose weight, prevent and manage diabetes and improve heart health.

Sports Nutrition

Good nutrition is an important aspect to athletic training. There's no substitute or supplement for a balanced diet, as Kacie Vavrek, MS, RN, LD, explains.

How to read food labels

Liz Weinandy, a dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centers, explains how to read a food label to make better nutrition choices.
Popular nutrition patient education

Popular nutrition patient education

Heart Health

How to eat with heart failure

Learn the basics of how to eat for heart failure, including the importance of limiting fluids, limiting salt and how to track your weight.

Following a low-sodium diet

Liz Weinandy, a dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how to lower the amount of salt or sodium you eat. Lowering sodium is hard because there is a lot of it in our food supply but this video shares tips on how to do it.

DASH diet basics

There's good reason the DASH diet consistently tops U.S. News and World Report's list of best diets: It's effective at helping individuals lose weight, prevent and manage diabetes and improve heart health.

Diet when taking blood thinners

Liz Weinandy, a dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how to eat when taking blood thinning medication including how much vitamin K you should take in.

Healthy Eating

How to read food labels

Liz Weinandy, a dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centers, explains how to read a food label to make better nutrition choices.

Is there too much sugar in your diet?

Sugar has a huge impact on our health and well-being. Are you consuming too much sugar? Lori Chong, a registered dietitian nutritionist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains why this matters.

Managing expectations in weight management

Setting realistic goals is important to approaching a weight-loss or weight-management plan. Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains.

What's really a good portion size?

In the U.S. these days, typical serving sizes are much larger than they were 20 years ago. Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains why this makes such a big difference in how Americans manage their weight.

Drink calorie-free

Many Americans are taking in too many of their daily calories from beverages -- especially sugary ones. How do those add up, and how can we make better choices? Liz Weinandy, MPH, RDN, LD, explains.

How to snack smart

Snacking can help keep the edge off our hunger, but there's a healthy way to do it -- and an unhealthy way. Registered dietitian nutritionist Liz Weinandy, MPH, RDN, LD, explains how to do it the healthy way.

Nutrition Specific Conditions

How to eat with cirrhosis of the liver

Liz Weinandy, a dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the basics of how to eat for cirrhosis, including getting in enough protein and the importance of limiting salt and fluids.

What to eat with chronic kidney disease

Nutrition needs can vary between different stages of kidney disease, and they vary quite a bit between people.

Optimizing diet for diabetes during pregnancy, part 1

Learn the basics of how to eat, including timing of meals and snacks, why it's important to limit carbohydrates to control your blood sugar and how to count carbohydrates.

Optimizing diet for diabetes during pregnancy, part 2

We'll now go into more detail on food choices. Pregnancy is a critical time for blood sugar control and diet plays a major role in helping to manage blood sugar. Since carbohydrates have the largest and quickest effect on blood sugar, our first video in this series explained how to count carbs.

Sports Nutrition

Nutrition is key to sports performance

Good nutrition is an important aspect to athletic training. There's no substitute or supplement for a balanced diet, as Kacie Vavrek, MS, RN, LD, explains.

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