About: Carrie Schneider-Miller MS RD

Recent Posts by Carrie Schneider-Miller MS RD

Beans, Beans, the Magical Food

Growing up the only beans I knew existed were green beans but through the years I have been exposed to many new bean-based dishes.  I can truly say that I now enjoy eating a variety of beans and value their high nutritional value. Beans are one of the top super foods.  They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and protein.  Beans are very low in fat and contain no cholesterol. (Cholesterol is only found in food that comes from animals.) 

Family Fun Fitness

The benefits that physical activity provides our body and mind are endless.  Being physically active every day is just as important as the foods we choose to eat.  Turn of the tube and take some time to be active with your family. Try the following activities with your family:
  • Treasure Hunt Walk – List 5 things to find on your family walk:  leaf, pinecone, twig, dandelion, rock, etc.
  • Turn on the radio and dance around the house.
  • Introduce the games you loved as a

Classroom Snack Make-Over

My son is 16 months old and not officially in “school” but he is in daycare. Weekly I see cake and cookies brought into daycare to celebrate a children’s birthdays and holidays. This just makes me cringe and I’m sure I’m not the only parent with this concern. Don’t get me wrong I truly believe and practice the idea that “all food fit” into a healthy lifestyle but other snacks would be as equally appealing to kids if given a chance.