Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Being Thankful on Thanksgiving

ingles dietitianI am not a big fan of the “don’t eat that” messages on Thanksgiving or the ones that try and shock you with “Did you know that ______has ____fat/calories/ingredients/additives?"


Instead of focusing on the negatives, how about if we talk about flavor and variety of food? How about if we give thanks if we do have food options and encourage others to do the same? What if we just appreciate if we can CHOOSE to eat less of something as opposed to HAVING to eat less because we HAVE LESS? 

Let’s talk about enjoying time with family and friends, taking walks, watching a football game, playing board games, cooking meals together, and baking bread or treats for neighbors who can’t. Let’s focus on donating to food banks and shelters to give those in need a wonderful Thanksgiving or help serve a Thanksgiving meal. 

It’s ONE DAY....let’s enjoy it and give thanks!


Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

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