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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Sue Campbell, RD, LD

Sue is the Community Nutritionist at Kendal at Oberlin in Oberlin, Ohio. She studied at Ohio University and graduated with a degree in Dietetics in 1992. She has been working with older adults for the past 16 years and particularly enjoys wellness topics, cooking and writing.

Recent Posts

Diet Goals for 2018: A Fresh Start

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Jan 23, 2018 5:17:41 PM

There is something great about the beginning of a new year. It’s a blank slate full of promise, and an opportunity to re-evaluate and make changes to those habits that aren’t working for us.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

What’s the Deal About Gluten?

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Mar 7, 2017 8:50:42 AM

Gluten-free (GF) diets are definitely all the rage right now. People blame gluten for myriad disorders,  ranging from arthritis and asthma to multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia. However, there is little evidence supporting gluten as the cause or answer to any of these problems. Gluten-free diets also have not been effective for the purpose of losing weight. Many have become skeptical of the gluten-free diet, because it is viewed as simply the most recent diet trend.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Intergenerational Food Programs Create Healthy Bodies and Minds

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Jul 19, 2016 10:50:27 AM

“When the wisdom of age is mixed with the energy of youth, it creates a powerful combination that benefits everyone”

- Donna Butts from Generations United


Over the years many have asked me the question, “How did you become interested in the field of nutrition?” I give credit to my grandfather, Steve. He often brought me to his kitchen table and introduced me to exotic foods like dates, macadamia nuts, and carob. He took me out to the garden and showed me his home grown tomatoes which tasted much better than their grocery store counterparts.  He took a lot of pride and time in creating his homemade soups which were full of vegetables, little meat and tasted wonderful. He lived to be a healthy 99 years old.

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Topics: Intergenerational

March is National Nutrition Month so Savor the Flavor!

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Mar 15, 2016 2:26:24 PM

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and informational campaign offered in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The campaign focuses attention on the importance of eating a healthy diet and adopting an active lifestyle.

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Topics: Healthy Aging