3 Rules to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving Meal


Thanksgiving is a time of year to reflect on life’s many blessings and is traditionally spent at the table sharing a delicious feast with family and friends. To make this day one to remember, follow these three simple rules to ensure a safe and healthy Thanksgiving meal. 1. Prep your turkey properly Turkeys can be […]

About Kathryn Fakier

Kathryn Fakier is a registered and licensed dietitian and manager of Clinical Nutrition at Our Lady of the Lake. She is also a Board Certified specialist in oncology nutrition.

Fourth of July Safe and Healthy Eating Guide


It’s probably not something that crosses your mind when thinking about the Fourth of July, but summertime picnics or barbecues offer plenty of opportunities for food-borne illnesses. Cases of food poisoning peak in the summer because the bacteria that cause these illnesses grow faster in the warm and humid weather. Try these tips to keep […]

Pack the Perfect Summer Lunchbox


School is out for summer, so that means there’s a good chance you will have to pack a lunch to send along with your child for picnics, camps or road trips. It’s easy to be tempted to grab fast food, and it’s no surprise that some of the most popular snack items for kids include […]

Healthy Easter Treats You Can Substitute for Candy


This Easter, will your children be Hippity hoppin’ down the bunny trail or all over your house from a sugar overload? A holiday infamous for candy-filled eggs, chocolate bunnies and baskets of treats, Easter can make it difficult for parents to say “no” to the extra sugar and calories. Experts at Our Lady of the […]

Best Foods to Eat While Training to #RunAmazing


The Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon Weekend on March 4-6 is almost here, and we wanted to make sure you’re ready. It’s important to fuel your body with the right foods if you’re training for a race. Sweet potatoes, kale and salmon are great super foods for power-packed energy. Try […]