EPISODE #51: Is COVID-19 Eating at You? Bite Back with Nutrition!

Guest: Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Owner and founder of McDaniel Nutrition Therapy, Nationally-recognized Media Spokesperson, Co-author of the “Prevention Mediterranean Table Cookbook”

Is the stress from COVID-19 inducing hunger pangs that ache more for a sense of wanting to feel good than from actually feeling hungry? Does nutrition really boost physical and mental immunity? What is gut health and how does it impact our overall health? Can eating right really keep us healthy as coronavirus continues to spread?

If you’re hankering for answers to these questions, we’ve got the answers. Jennifer McDaniel, a registered dietician, business owner, speaker and author, returns for her second Mental Health Matters podcast – in video form this time around – to fill you in on the role nutrition plays in keeping us physically and mentally healthy during these stress-filled times. See how Executive Director Tom Duff, MSW, LCSW mixes one of his favorite go-to snacks – strawberry PopTarts – into the conversation, while Jen discusses how to eat mindfully to stay healthy, especially when the pantry is within feet of new home offices. Bon appetit!