Jaimie Vaughn Proctor

Jaimie Vaughn Proctor

Jaimie Vaughn Proctor, MS, RD, LD, Manager of Nutrition and Education, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian devoted to teaching others about the benefits of choosing whole, organic foods for their families. She received her B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition and completed the combined M.S. and Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Florida.

As an undergraduate, Jaimie started volunteering in a research laboratory and metabolic kitchen for a controlled feeding study. This sparked a fascination with nutrition and nutrient-gene interactions. As part of her master’s research, she worked with a research team investigating the relationships between specific genetic variants and B vitamin metabolism. This work was published in the Journal of Nutrition and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Jaimie enjoys attending nutrition seminars to keep up with the latest scientific research and recommendations for optimal health. As a proud Air Force pilot’s wife, Jaimie has had the opportunity to experience different cultures, international cuisines, and natural foods around the globe. She loves baking and cooking for her extended family and friends, which makes her a great fit for working with the Family Food Experts.

News Flash: Jaimie and her husband are parents of 2, an adorable son and his darling baby sister! 

The Cost of Eating Healthier is Less than You Think

The Cost of Eating Healthier is Less than You Think

Monday, 27 July 2015 00:00
Many people complain about the high cost of healthy food choices.

Just looking at the prices at Whole Foods and other well-known (as well as lesser known) food stores, you can feel overwhelmed by the high prices for food.

Yet, according to a USDA report, 14% of all deaths in the U.S. are related to poor diets and/or sedentary lifestyles. Eating a healthy diet can greatly reduce the risk of chronic disease and the associated healthcare costs.

So, we know the importance of healthy eating; but, do healthier foods truly cost more?
Healthy Substitutes for Flour

Healthy Substitutes for Flour

Sunday, 19 July 2015 00:00
Wanting to get rid of white flour in your diet? You probably know that most white flours and "all purpose" flours are bad for your waistline. But there's more to it. What makes the flour white, and how can you replace it in your diet?

Most all purpose and white flours on the market have been bleached, bromated, and enriched. 

What does that mean? 

Bleached flour is just what it sounds like – the flour has been chemically bleached to make it whiter. And bromated means that potassium bromate has been added to increase elasticity and improve the rise of baked goods. But, the chemicals used in this process pose potential health risks.