Archives by: Tamika Handfield

Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

One of the happiest times of a person's life is when they find out they are bringing a new life into the world.  There's just something about knowing and feeling that little person as they grow and then getting to meet them as they make their grand entrance.  During the time of pregnancy, most women are at their healthiest-- many quite drinking, smoking, take their multivitamins and really start to pay attention to what they eat.  While these are extremely important ... Read more

Move-a-thon 2014 raises $7,000

On January 11th, hundreds of people came out to the Children’s Park in Lower Bight to support Nutrition in Demand’s 3rd annual Move-a-thon.  Participants took off in the brisk morning breeze to walk, run or bike in the 5K, 10K or half marathon event.  The Move-a-thon is a major fundraiser for Nutrition in Demand--a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness to health and healthy eating. Once participants completed the course, they were welcomed to a health fair with over twenty vendors from ... Read more

Dental Health and Nutrition

Imagine you have worked really hard and built yourself a really nice and expensive house, but because of the time involved, you have not spent much time on the outside of the house. The yard needs to be clean, the gate is broken and the house is in general disrepair. It really doesn’t matter how beautiful the inside is because the outside gives the first impression. Let’s apply this same scenario to our bodies. We may exercise ... Read more

Finishing Strong in 2013

I struggled with choosing a topic for this edition.  I had so many ambitious ideas for these last few weeks in 2013—I wanted this article to be helpful, interesting, festive, jolly and so much more!! Then, I realized I wanted to do too much; I wanted to accomplish too many goals and was becoming overwhelmed.  How many of you are like me this? You set goals that sound so good but in reality are unrealistic. I have heard people say “I ... Read more

Forget about the scale and aim for wellness in 2014

Some people spend so much time focusing on the number the scale displays but in reality that number is just that, a number on the scale.  It doesn’t tell the whole story nor does it give the bigger picture.  The bigger picture includes everything you have achieved or have gotten so much better at since starting your journey to wellness.  It may include achievements such as, being able to run non-stop for three minutes instead of thirty seconds, eating breakfast every ... Read more

HIV, Food Safety and You

In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the first World AIDS Day and every year since then, December 1st is recognized as World AIDS Day.  It is a time when everyone involved or affected by the disease pause to remember lost loved ones, be thankful for the individuals still living with the disease and renew hope to one day finding a cure. Persons now living with the disease can expect to live a long and normal life if they take precautions ... Read more

Diabetes and children

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that 1 in 400 American children have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Children are usually affected by Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the body is unable to make insulin.  However, pediatricians are now seeing an increase in the number of children affected by Type 2 Diabetes.  Unlike Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes is very closely connected to lifestyle and behaviors. The persons living with Diabetes fully appreciate the impact the disease has on their lives ... Read more

Diabetes and its related complications

Diabetes is sometimes viewed as a not-so-serious disease because the effects on the body are not readily seen.  Persons may say, ‘I have a little sugar’ or ‘The doctor said I have a touch of sugar.’  These conditions do not exist; a person either has diabetes, too much sugar in the blood, or may be pre-diabetic.  Being pre-diabetic means having higher than normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be call diabetes.  Statements like those above let me know ... Read more

Nutrition in Demand holds Nutrition Education classes at Providenciales Primary School

Students in grades 2 – 6 from Providenciales Primary School had a chance to practice hands on nutrition as they took part in Nutrition Education classes put on by Nutrition in Demand a non-profit organization founded by Registered Dietitian, Mrs. Tamika Handfield.  These classes were held June 12th -14th during the school’s “Keeping Healthy Week”. The nutrition education sessions were divided into two main sections: education and cooking.  During the sessions, some classes discussed the importance and goodness of whole grains and ... Read more
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