What is Body Positivity? by Mina Goodman, RDN

Body positivity is a celebration of all body types and sizes, accepting your body, appreciating all that your body does, and loving yourself. Some also see this as a focus inward on a person’s strengths, thoughts, and actions, instead of what they look like and how much they weigh. Body positivity is also a social movement which has effected:

  • The way beauty competitions are run (removing bikini contests).
  • The way magazine covers are written (no more language like “drop two sizes”).
  • Even a change in modeling photography (less airbrushing).

How are some ways you can become more body positive? Many have found that encouraging one another, telling yourself that you are awesome, and healthy eating and fitness are all ways to promote body positivity. It is an individualized approach so each person should take the steps toward body positivity that make the most sense for them!

Every morning when you wake up and get ready for your day, tell yourself any or all of the following and be mindful about these words.

  • I’m Awesome.
  • I’m Pretty.
  • I’m Healthy.
  • I’m Beautiful.
  • I Love Myself.

There may be moments when you need to tell yourself these positive sayings throughout your day, and that’s okay. Just say them with meaning. Believe them and others will see you the same way! At NOAH, we’ll work with you and your #child to choose the best path for their overall #health and #wellness. Please call for an appt. at 480-882-4545.

What is Healthy Weight Week? By Rhyan Geiger, RDN

Healthy Weight Week (January 19-25) is a week to celebrate making healthy lifestyle choices by eating nutritious foods, living actively and embracing body positivity. Diets aren’t beneficial in creating lifelong habits that lead to overall improved health. This week is about ditching diets and creating healthy habits instead. During Healthy Weight Week, hide your scale and avoid other measurements like calorie counting. Love yourself and love your body. Change your thinking this week and focus on these goals instead: 


• Set realistic health guidelines for yourself.
• Accept your weight and embrace who you are.
• Focus on positive lifestyle changes.
• Change your thoughts. Erase negative thoughts and begin positive self-talk: “I am beautiful” “I am strong.”
• Do not diet or obsess on food, weight, or calories.
• Eat Mindfully. Eat when hungry, stop when full.
• Move your body in a fun way, not because you feel like you have to.
• Relax. Take time out for yourself.


Change your thinking and follow our goals instead! At NOAH, we’ll work with you and your #child to choose the best path for their overall #health and #wellness. Please call for an appt. at 480-882-4545.

Halloween-Make Healthy Tooth Friendly Choices

Follow these tooth friendly tips this Halloween!

1 – Consume treats in moderation.

2 – Screen treats your child collects and help them make tooth healthy choices.

3 – Allow you child to eat a few healthy choices after trick-or-treating and donate the rest.

4 – Brush your child’s teeth after eating their treats and before going to bed.

5 – Non-candy options like stickers, pencils and straws are great alternatives!

To schedule an appt., please call 480-882-4545.

6 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Diet

#SpringCleaning doesn’t just mean deep cleaning the house. It’s a perfect time to get rid of old #eatinghabits too! Our Care Team at NOAH are here to help you create & manage your #healthy #lifestyle #habits. Need help setting or sticking to your goals? Call 480-882-4545 today! #NationalNutritionMonth

Conquering the Grocery Store – Diabetes Management

Sometimes going to the grocery store can be a task rather than a fun activity. At NOAH, our Care Team offers some great tips for our patients that have diabetes to help them reduce that overwhelming feeling. With a little planning, grocery shopping can be an effective tool to help you meet your goals – managing your blood sugar levels and lose weight.

Planning and shopping carefully are two ways you will take control of your diet. To be successful, you need to first focus on what’s healthy, nutritious and tasty. Our Registered Dieticians will help guide you through this process. We provide our patients with the necessary information needed so they can conquer the grocery store on their own.

Below are a few tips for you to start with so that your visit to the grocery store is a success! Read more

Road Trip – Got Healthy Snacks?

By Kristal Burton, RDN | NOAH Health Centers

It’s that time of year when you load up the family and drive off toward adventure. It’s easy when sitting in a car for long periods to justify continually snacking on foods you normally try not to make a habit of munching on, but those seemingly innocent snacks can stack up to a lot of weight gain, bloating and discomfort. Pack these dietitian approved healthy snacks and if you are going to stop to eat a meal, pick a restaurant that offers healthy meal options. Read more

5 Tips for Nutritious Family Meals

Ask yourself, what is your vision of the perfect family meal? What does it look like, who is at your table, and what are you eating? For me, it’s having dinner at the dining table, family style, packed with healthy nutritious foods, full of laughter and conversation highlighting the day’s adventures. Often times this is more of a dream than a reality in many households, but our NOAH Care Team offer a few tips to help you make your perfect family meal come true! Read more

What Can an RDN Do For You?

While many health professionals can help suggest healthier foods or strategies for better health, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) can help you set a plan for meeting those health goals. Whether you’re focused on weight loss, improving heart health, navigating eating after bariatric surgery, dealing with an adolescent eating disorder, or perhaps dealing with a digestive disorder like acid reflux or a food allergy, or even to improve energy levels, we can help! Read more

Get to Know Your Nutrition Team!

Today is #NationalRegisteredDietitianNutritionist Day and we would like to introduce you to our NOAH Nutrition Team. Read more

Identify the Warning Signs

Julie LaJoe

Julie LaJoe, MA, LPC
Behavioral Health Counselor
Desert Mission Community Health Center

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides a short screening tool for ages 13 and up to help determine the need of seeking professional treatment for eating disorders. Go to: nationaleatingdisorders.org
Before you can treat a problem, you must be able to know the signs of the problem and be able to identify it. Read more