Nancy Copperman, RD

Director of Public Health Initiatives
Office of Community Health
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Assistant Professor of Population Health
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine


Recent Posts By: Nancy Copperman, RD

Vegetable Lasagna for Meatless Monday

This Vegetable Lasagna balances sweet and savory–a sure hit for kids and adults alike. The recipe features butternut squash, a member of the gourd family. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, folic acid, and dietary fiber. The squash’s orange color highlights one of ts most noteworthy nutrients: beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A…. posted in: Nutritiontags:


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Apples make a satisfying dinner. Just add a fresh green salad and some high-fiber, whole-grain bread. Butternut squash, the anchor of the recipe, is a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation. With no fat or sodium, butternut squash is an… posted in: Nutritiontags:


Nourishing Baked Beans

Today’s Baked Beans is a stick-to-your-ribs Meatless Monday dish that’s good for you, too. Low-calorie, fat-free beans are excellent sources of protein, calcium, phosphorus folate and iron. They are also full of complex carbohydrates. Because they provide long-lasting energy and satiety, bean dishes can help with weight management. Beans are good for your body in… posted in: Nutritiontags:


Autumn Vegetable Succotash

Meatless Mondays don’t only make for a healthier body, but also a healthier home—that is, Planet Earth. Count these among the environmental benefits of Meatless Mondays: A reduced carbon footprint–The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change, according to UN estimates. Minimized water use–Animals raised for food… Read more »

Meatless Monday: Savory Roasted Apples

It’s peak apple-picking time. Besides a fun day trip to a local farm, apple-picking yields lots of other good stuff. At 80 calories, one medium apple (about the size of a baseball) delivers 20 percent of the daily dietary fiber you should eat for cardiovascular and digestive health, according to the New York Apple Association…. Read more »