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Articles written by Karlene Karst Bsc Nutrition

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  • Need space – just say no

    Karlene Karst BSc Nutrition, Special to the Village News|Updated May 23, 2024

    Are you a people pleaser? I am, and at this time of my life, responsibilities and demands are at an all-time high. As a 46-year-old woman, juggling motherhood to three growing kids (two teenage boys and an eight-year-old daughter), a home, a large extended family, friendships, a spouse, and work, including a start-up business, is more than enough to make my head spin most days. Oh, did I also mention that I want to exercise, eat healthy, read, and go to bed by 10 p.m.? So how does anyone fit all these roles into their day,...

  • Protein is a vital fuel for child development

    Karlene Karst BSc Nutrition, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    As a nutritionist, mother of three, chief cook and married to an Italian man with a huge extended family, my entire world revolves around eating. Every day from morning to night, food occupies my mind, from what is in the fridge to what we are going to eat for meals and snacks, plus the questions, “Will they eat it, and will they like it?” Today, I have more time, and my kitchen is manageable; however, it was not always this easy. As a new mother 16 years ago, I remember feeling overwhelmed with meal preparation, which surpri...