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Amanda Haney (Legro), MS, RD, CNSC

Amanda Haney (Legro), MS, RD, CNSC
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Hi, my name is Amanda Haney (Legro). I am a registered dietitian and board-certified nutrition support clinician. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I later moved to Southern California to attend Cal State Long Beach where I obtained my undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics as well as my master's degree in nutrition science. I completed my dietetic internship at Cal State Long Beach as well. And I love my alma mater so much that I have since returned to teach undergraduate courses in nutrition. I practice medical nutrition therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit at Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach. As a clinical dietitian, I'm committed to providing my patients with high-quality nutrition care, to improve their well-being on their road to recovery. I became a dietitian because I love food and I love medicine. There is so much misinformation about nutrition in the media. My passion is to make nutrition simple and to make your health goals achievable. In my free time, I love soaking up the beauty at the beach, riding my bike, staying active, cooking, and, most of all, spending time with my family and friends!
a2 Milk Review
You may have noticed a new brand of milk while doing your grocery shopping called a2 Milk. If you are wondering how this product is different than other milk products on the shelf, look no further! In this review, I will discuss what makes a2 Milk unique, who may benefit from this product, and other important things to consider. How is a2...
Important Nutrition Tips If You Are Taking Warfarin (Coumadin)
Did your doctor recently prescribed you Warfarin (Coumadin)? Are you interested in learning more about how this drug interacts with the foods you eat? In this video I will talk about how your diet affects Warfarin and what you can do to ensure your medication is working properly. https://youtu.be/VXRrUvMQAu4 If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What...
How To Treat Iron Deficiency Anemia
Have you been feeling fatigued, weak, or short of breath? Are you easily chilled (including cold hands and feet) and having headaches. If so, you may have iron deficiency anemia. In this video, Amanda Haney will teach you about iron deficiency anemia, including what it is and how you can improve it by consuming foods high in iron.  https://youtu.be/U8ve5sQ2pmA If you don’t like...
Prebiotics and probiotics are getting a lot of attention from nutrition and medical communities! Why? Many research studies are showing a wide variety of health benefits from these food components. In this article, I will review exactly what you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics. This includes ways both food components can benefit you as well as how...
Top Food Safety Tips To Avoid Foodborne Illnesses
When you are preparing to enjoy a meal with your family or friends, getting sick is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, if you have ever had a foodborne illness, referred to as gastroenteritis, you know you would do anything to prevent it.  Unfortunately, symptoms can range from inconvenient nausea to serious organ failure or even...
Is the Ketogenic Diet Your Key To Weight Loss Success
You have probably heard people promoting the ketogenic diet for weight loss. It's the newest fad diet people are raving about, but it is right for you? Even more important, is it safe, reliable, and sustainable? Continue reading as I go over exactly what you need to know about the ketogenic diet! In this video, Amanda Haney weighs in on...
It is no surprise that the diet industry is one of the biggest money-making industries. Why? So many people want to achieve a healthy weight and reduce their risk of serious health problems. As a registered dietitian, I want to help you find an eating plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high...
Fat Facts - The Good, the Bad, and the Truth
Have you ever wondered if fat is healthy or unhealthy? If so, then this article is for you! It is true that fats are a very dense source of calories. In fact, there are 9 calories in one gram of fat. For comparison, carbohydrates and proteins have only 4 calories per gram. Regardless, this does not mean that eating...
How To Be Salt Savvy for Better Blood Pressure
Do you have high blood pressure? Even if you don’t know your blood pressure range, you could be in danger. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about ways you can limit your salt intake to lower your blood pressure. https://youtu.be/suekjY7Xd3s If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a...
Did you know that most Americans lack fiber? As a result, many people suffer from poor gut health from high fat and high sugar diets! This can lead to unnecessary constipation, irregular bowel movements, and other uncomfortable GI problems. In addition to fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, I am excited to share NuGo Fiber d’Lish bars are a great way...