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Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Garden City, New York
I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified Food Snob. I love discovering healthy, natural, great-tasting foods and sharing my nutri-knowledge. I'm so tired of people worrying about what they SHOULD NOT eat and listening to bad nutrition advice. Let me stroll the food store aisles for you and... Full Bio
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My Half-Marathon Comeback! by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Alison, "RunBuggy"  Yesterday, I ran and finished the Long Island Half Marathon. This was my 10-year anniversary of running this race. This race marked my running "com ... Read on »
The Baby is Here! by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am proud to announce the birth of our son, Robert Austin. He was born October 19, 2009, at 2:03 AM, 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 22 inches. This is our first child and the ... Read on »
Do you have food rules? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Michael Pollan’s New York Times article Rules to Eat By  stirred up quite a bit of controversy, looking at the 790 and counting comments posted on Tara Parker-Pope’s blog p ... Read on »
Does eating at night make your butt grow? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Some think they cannot eat anything past 6 or 7 PM if they want to lose weight. If that strategy works for an individual, great. But what if you want a snack at 8 PM? Or ... Read on »
These days, food is poison by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Food is nourishing. It is preventive medicine.  It is fuel for our bodies.  Food makes us happy. It is social and defines culture.  But these days, food is also ... Read on »
Nagging food cravings during pregnancy by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Check out my article, Smart Food Strategies for Pregnancy, live online today at a fabulous website, Skinny and the City.  The article briefly reviews some theori ... Read on »
You must move your butt by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I have heard every excuse in the book. “I have no time,” is the number one excuse I hear when it comes to exercise. Another big excuse is “I’m too tired”. I found ... Read on »
Getting calcium can be easier than you think by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Calcium is not just for women suffering from bone loss. It's a mineral we all need, no matter what our gender or age. We learn at a young age the imp ... Read on »
Chowing down to chase the flu by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison The H1N1 virus is turning everyone into a germaphobe. Antibacterial products are flying off the shelves. Food companies will no doubt jump on the bandwagon ... Read on »
Macaroni Grill working to save your waistline by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Restaurants are trying to appear more responsible when it comes to obesity prevention. Many states are requiring by law that chain restaurants post nutrition i ... Read on »
Healthy Foods 101: Apples by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. Every October, my husband and I venture to New Paltz, NY, and pick tons of crisp, juicy apples. The next few da ... Read on »
Seafood confusion by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Seafood is probably one of the most confusing foods out there right now. One day the news boasts all of the benefits fish can offer. Then the news warns tha ... Read on »
How to deal with a picky eater by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Does your child squirm at the site of spinach? Do you find yourself making separate meals for your kids to please their picky palates? Is your child ruling th ... Read on »
No cupcakes for little Johnny by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison The article When Parents Try to Control Every Bite(MSNBC) is an excellent synopsis of how to balance healthy eating habits without restricting your child to the ... Read on »
Eat like a normal person? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Eating “normally”. What the heck does that mean? Is this what skinny people do? Are there people out there who hold the keys to normal eating? And if the ... Read on »
Brutally honest ad campaign against soda by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating New York City Campaigns Against Coke and Other Sugary Drinks - NYTimes.com The above article talks about a new ad campaign in NYC using in-your-face tactics to ge ... Read on »
Awesome bread alert by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I love bread. Who doesn’t? That glorious basket of warm, baked bread as a prelude to your dining out experience. An awesome multigrain, nutty bread with ham a ... Read on »
Volumize is the new super size by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I eat salads for lunch frequently, especially in the heat of summer. No, it is not because I am watching my weight. It’s because I love volume when it comes to me ... Read on »
Yogurt helps you “go” by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Lately I have been seeing a lot of Jamie Lee Curtis scarfing down Dannon’s Activia yogurt and ambushing innocent shoppers in the grocery store aisles. The ... Read on »
Pack healthy food, not calories and fat by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison A fellow RD, Elizabeth Ward, recently offered suggestions for eating healthy while traveling in aUSA Today article. Definitely a timely topic as we plow through ... Read on »