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Dawn Earnesty is an extension educator with Michigan State University Extension who works in the area of health and nutrition. Dawn has been with Extension for almost 9 years and provides statewide support for nutrition and physical activity policy, system and environmental nutrition education with child care providers and worksites. Dawn currently serves as a principal investigator on two research studies working on improving the nutrition and physical activity environments of in-home child care providers. Dawn is a registered dietitian and has a Masters of Science from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science from Mcihgian State University in dietetics. Dawn is also in her third year as a PhD student at Michigan State in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department.
May 6, 2012 | A gluten-free diet is used for treatment for individuals diagnosed with celiac disease. This illness is an intolerance of gluten that causes inflammation in the small intestine. Not everyone should be on a gluten-free diet.
March 27, 2012 | Fat is not always the enemy, it is an essential component of your everyday health.
February 23, 2012 | The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend that we reduce portions. Here are some tips to get started.
February 21, 2012 | A Nutrition Food Label can be a quick tool for making informed food choices that can contribute to a healthy diet.
February 14, 2012 | Maintaining a healthy weight in an appropriate range requires a balance between the calories you take in through food and drink, and the calories you burn through physical activity.
February 14, 2012 | Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely (SMART) goals can lead to behavior change in your life such as losing weight.