The Wild West of Dietary Supplements

The Wild West of Dietary Supplements

Do you regularly take a multivitamin or other supplement? If yes, you are most likely throwing away your money. A recent edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine included no less than 3 articles on this topic. The first was … Continue reading

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News for Meatless Monday: Vegetarians are Skinnier

News for Meatless Monday: Vegetarians are Skinnier

photo: quirkycookery.com Plant based diets are correlated with lower BMI (body mass index) according to an interesting study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Data was collected from over 70,000 participants over 5 years (2002-2007) … Continue reading

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs in on Artificially Sweetened Milk

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs in on Artificially Sweetened Milk

A few weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to change labeling requirements on chocolate milk. The FDA has been petitioned by the dairy industry to remove any indication from the front of pack regarding the milk product’s sweetener source. … Continue reading

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Should Nutrition Counseling be Provided Solely by Registered Dietitians?

Should Nutrition Counseling be Provided Solely by Registered Dietitians?

Several months ago, we came across an interesting article in Forbes, describing what seems like an attempt by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) to unfairly limit competition through legislation and other regulatory actions. The laws … Continue reading

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What Are Naked Calories?

What Are Naked Calories?

This is a guest blog post by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN I was recently sent a copy of a new book, Naked Calories: How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life. Here is my interview with the … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs 3 Ds: Doctor, Dentist, and Dietitian

Everyone Needs 3 Ds: Doctor, Dentist, and Dietitian

March is National Nutrition Month (NNM) . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association), created this holiday month to: .. focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating … Continue reading

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The ADA Needs to Change More than just its Name

The ADA Needs to Change More than just its Name

We are in San Diego this weekend, for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), the annual conference bringing in 7000 dietitians for 4 days of networking, education, and new product introductions. The opening session yesterday afternoon, American Dietetic Association … Continue reading

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