Allyson Roelofs

Allyson is a Health Coach for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She is also a dedicated Spartan, novice runner and aspiring Betty Crocker. She still bleeds green, 4 years after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics. This year she advanced from power walker to jogger to runner and completed her first 5k in the Fall. Most nights of the week you will find her in the kitchen trying out a new recipe from one of many cookbooks housed on their very own shelf. No, the cookbooks are not leather bound and the shelf is not made of rich mahogany.
Food and Recipes

If You Bite it, Write it!

Keeping track of what you eat can help you lose weight the healthy way.

food diary
Food and Recipes

Probiotics: Good for what’s bugging you

There is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that you can treat, and even prevent, some illnesses with live bacteria.

Food and Recipes

What a dietitian can “bring to the table”

Today has been chosen as this year’s Registered Dietitian Day. First created in March 2008, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annually picks one day to…

RD DAY 2013 poster

Eating Right to Fight the Flu

While getting your flu shot and washing your hands is important, did you know that getting the right nutrients can help combat the flu, too?


Vitamin D, your sunshine on a cloudy day

If the short winter days have left you long in the face, you are not alone. Up to 25 million Americans also experience a serious mood change during the winter…

Food and Recipes

Cheers for beers: a toast to good health

As the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, you may want to forgo the usual champagne toast and tip your glass to the New Year with a frothy mug of beer!

Food and Recipes

The 10 steps of food safety to keep your 12 days of Christmas healthy

To make sure you are spreading Holiday cheer instead of germs this Christmas season, include food safety as the main ingredient in your food preparation.


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