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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!
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...
NuGo Slim Protein Bars
Does this sound familiar? You’re at the grocery store and you see an aisle full of enticing protein bars. They’re packaged with beautiful photos and fancy names, promising a delicious and flavorful experience. Intrigued, you purchase a few, store them away and pull them out when you’re in need of a tasty boost in your day. While many of...
Lactose Intolerance - How To Enjoy Dairy
Many Americans suffer from lactose intolerance. Lactose is the milk sugar in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance occurs when your body does not have enough of the enzyme to digest, or breakdown, this milk sugar. If you're lactose intolerant, you may experience painful stomach cramps, gas, or diarrhea when you eat or drink dairy products. In the video below,...
Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow’s milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
Registered Dietitians - Food & Nutrition Experts
A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who is authorized to perform medical nutrition therapy. In addition, they are medical professionals that work with patients to develop a personalized approach to healing and well-being through a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. In the video below, Amanda Haney highlights everything you need to know about registered dietitians. https://youtu.be/RPKSoUPo-_8 If...
Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products such as meat.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high total blood cholesterol. Therefore, many people want to know how to keep their cholesterol in a healthy range. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses the difference between dietary and blood cholesterol. She...
Kids in the Kitchen - How To Raise Healthy Eaters
I hear it from parents all the time “my child just doesn’t want to eat the foods I make!” Truth be told, mealtime with kids can feel like a constant battle. Personally, I like to work with families to make mealtime an interactive activity that can help your child to grow up to be healthier. In the video below, Amanda...
When making changes for a healthier lifestyle, do you remember to include what you are drinking? Beverages are the number one source of added sugar in our diets, which increase your risk for tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Truth be told, a lot of empty calories and added sugar may be hiding in some of...
This is a pile of sugar.
On average, Americans consume a large amount of added sugars! Sadly, this can lead to obesity and other health problems. Eating sugary foods adds extra calories and often replaces foods high in nutrients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses what you need to know about the hidden sugars found in everyday foods. https://youtu.be/RZ0N14iusI4 If you...
Constipation - How To Prevent & Relieve This Painful Condition
At some point in your life, you have probably dealt with constipation! Sometimes it is occasional, like from a change in eating patterns or travel. Other times it is a constant issue that you can’t quite seem to get rid of! In the video below, Amanda Legro discusses ways to prevent and relieve constipation. https://youtu.be/iBiHjIprXgk If you don’t like the video or want...