Welcome to my blog! I'm Stefanie Mendez, a Clinical Dietitian at St. Luke's Hospital and your very own nutrition "interpreter." One of the hardest parts of my job is helping patients interpret all of the mixed messages they receive about food & nutrition. Between the news, magazines, television and things we hear from friends or family, it's hard to know a). What's actually true? and b). Is it good advice? That's where I come in. Armed with a degree in Nutrition & Food Science from New York University, I aim to help "interpret" the information, state the facts and let you know what you REALLY need to know. Please check back for blog updates on new diet trends, food facts and healthy advice.