Are Shoppers Reading Nutrition Labels Less than They Admit?

Are Shoppers Reading Nutrition Labels Less than They Admit?

Here’s an interesting article in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Apparently, people read nutrition labels much less than they think they do. Researchers reached this conclusion by monitoring eye movements of approximately 200 volunteers. This … Continue reading

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A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD Did you know the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? At 16 calories per teaspoon, that is adding 352 calories a day. Over a week, that … Continue reading

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A Dietitian Reflects on the Recent Nutrition Conference

A Dietitian Reflects on the Recent Nutrition Conference

This is a guest blog post by Lisa Eaton Wright, RD  I, too, was in San Diego in late September for the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). I was excited and energized by all things FNCE … 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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A Big Food Week

A Big Food Week

A big FOOD week is coming up. United Nations. In New York today and tomorrow, The United Nations is hosting global leaders for a High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). Unlike contagious disease and plagues, these diseases are totally preventable … Continue reading

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So What if March is National Nutrition Month

So What if March is National Nutrition Month

March 1 marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month – an annual campaign that is sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The goals are simple – raise awareness of informed food choices, good eating habits, and exercise. Another stated … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Is the ADA Dropping its Corporate Sponsors?

Exclusive: Is the ADA Dropping its Corporate Sponsors?

UPDATE: See ADA’s response below. We’ve just learned from several dietitians about an online survey the American Dietetic Association is circulating among its 70,000 strong membership, focusing on RDs attitudes about the organization’s corporate sponsorship program. You know – taking … Continue reading

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The Great Fat Debate

The Great Fat Debate

We recently participated in the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE),  organized by the American Dietetic Association. Ten thousand dietitians swarmed the Boston Convention Center for an endless number of education sessions and “healthy” food tastings. One of … Continue reading

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Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

We participated earlier this week in the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo includes a showcase by food companies boasting their healthy products to masses of dietitians and future dietitians. Some products are clearly healthy … Continue reading

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ADA Launches Kids Eat Right – Shop. Cook. Eat.

ADA Launches Kids Eat Right – Shop. Cook. Eat.

We’re in Boston for the 2010 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE),  organized by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA has just announced a new initiative to get kids eating healthfully – Kids Eat Right. The idea is … Continue reading

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