Bariatrics/Weight Management

Is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.?

[WCCO-TV, November 19, 2019] Families rushing from work and school to games and band concerts can find it hard to sit down for dinner. Sometimes that means eating dinner later at night. But is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.? “I would say it depends,” said registered dietitian Liz Vander Laan with Allina […]

NY Times op-ed on wellness industry strikes a chord

[KARE 11, June 10, 2019] In a New York Times op-ed, writer Jessica Knoll argues that the “wellness culture encourages an obsession with food and bodies that keeps women from living full and meaningful lives.” Knoll writes that, in her opinion, wellness culture is “a dangerous con that seduces smart women with pseudoscientific claims of […]

Tips for healthier eating in 2019

[KARE 11, Dec. 29, 2018] It’s the time of year when many of us are making resolutions to get healthier. Registered dietician Amy Pleimling from Allina Health Weight Management talked with KARE 11 Saturday to share her tips for success all year long. Those tips include getting back to the basics: healthy eating, portion control, […]

Understanding the FDA’s new food labels

[KARE 11, 2018] Serving sizes, added sugars and different vitamins – food labels are getting a makeover to help consumers make healthy choices about what we eat. Allina Health registered dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan with Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 News about why understanding the changes on our labels is key to improving […]

Beating the heat with healthy frozen treats

[KARE 11, June 28, 2018] Looking for healthy treats during these warm summer months? Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling showed KARE 11 News several easy-to-make treats that are good for you, too.

World Health Organization urges global trans fat ban

[KSTP-TV, May 20, 2018] Last week the World Health Organization released a plan to help countries eliminate trans fats from the global food supply in five years. Allina Health dietician Amy Pleimling talked with KSTP News explaining why trans fats are so bad for us.

Healthy eating and weight loss tips

[KARE 11, March 20, 2018] Every dieter has heard the same thing — eat less and move more to lose weight. But a new Stanford study says that may not be the best advice. What matters more is what we eat, not how much. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with KARE 11 News to […]