The food we eat can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. It provides our bodies with the energy, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals we need to live and function properly.

However, there’s so much information out there today that many people are perpetually confused about what to eat and drink to protect their health. It seems like there is always a new study claiming that what you knew about one food item is wrong, and misleading dietary information is abundant. How do you know whether you are getting the right nutrients and following the right dietary advice?

On this show, we talk about general nutrition guidelines, the latest advances and trends, how your relationship with food changes as you age, and more.

In studio to discuss nutrition and dietetics is Dr. Peggy Pratt, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Radiant Nutrition in Knoxville. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, teaching Nutrition and Dietetics Management. Her passion is helping people make sense of nutrition in relation to their health needs and desires.

(3:27) In the first segment, Peggy discusses her background and why she chose dietetics, the one piece of advice she’d give to people who want to become healthier, and whether flour and sugar are the real culprits to obesity.

(12:55) In the second segment, Peggy talks about losing weight and her stance on the 80/20 rule, being mindful when you eat, what healthy means, reading ingredient labels, and her thoughts on some of the trending diets today.

(28:06) On this week’s Dollars and Sense segment, we talk about the importance of maintaining a source of dependable, increasing income in retirement and why you need an income plan.

(34:42) In the third segment, the new requirements for food labels is the dominant topic of discussion: what changes are coming, whether they will affect food consumption, and how that affects you and me.

(40:16) In the last segment, Peggy goes over how our eating habits should change as we age and the suggestions she’d give to today’s retirees who haven’t cooked much and are suddenly forced to prepare their own meals.

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Peggy Pratt or her practice, Radiant Nutrition, please visit: