Pictures from an Exhibition

Pictures from an Exhibition

We’re at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, in Boston this year. The event is the years biggest meetup of dietitians, members of the ADA. More than 10,000 dietitians are expected to attend this year (that’s about 15% … Continue reading

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ADA and Hershey Partnership Raises Questions About Global Child Welfare

ADA and Hershey Partnership Raises Questions About Global Child Welfare

This a guest blog post by Carol Plotkin, MS, RD, CDN Like many of my colleagues, I have a mixed reaction to the partnership between my professional organization, the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the Hershey Center for Health and … Continue reading

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Supplement Shenanigans

Supplement Shenanigans

Consumer Reports this week blasted into the multi-billion supplement industry and warned us to be wary of ingredients to watch out for. What consumers might not realize, is that supplement manufacturers routinely, and legally, sell their products without first having … Continue reading

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Only in America: Candy Maker to Sponsor Our Dietary Advice [Thanks Hershey!]

Only in America: Candy Maker to Sponsor Our Dietary Advice [Thanks Hershey!]

The American Dietetic Association announced yesterday that it has inked a partnership with Hershey Company. The exact sum of the sponsorship was not disclosed. From the press release: The Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition develops and supports cutting-edge scientific … Continue reading

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It’s 2010. Is the ADA Connecting with Dietitians? The Public?

It’s 2010. Is the ADA Connecting with Dietitians? The Public?

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD, a Manhattan based dietitian specializing in weight management and sports nutrition. Follow her tweets @FoodTrainers. Are you there ADA? It’s me, Lauren Slayton… I have been an American Dietetic … Continue reading

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“I love being a nutrition cheerleader”

“I love being a nutrition cheerleader”

This is an interview with Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RD. She’s the owner of Go Wellness, a nutrition and wellness-focused private practice in Orange County, CA and has been an instructor for 4 years at California State University, Long Beach.  … Continue reading

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From the Trenches: A Dietitan Talks

From the Trenches: A Dietitan Talks

We recently interviewed Karen Ansel, a New York based dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association about trends in the nutrition field. Today, more nutrition Q&A with Maya Nahra RD, LD, of Phoenix AZ. Maya practices holistic nutrition and … Continue reading

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What’s New at the American Dietetic Association?

What’s New at the American Dietetic Association?

The American Dietetic Association is the country’s largest organization of nutrition professionals. At a time when its voice and plans need to be heard loud and clear, we wanted to get up to date on the ADA’s activities. We interviewed … Continue reading

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Is This Why We’re So Fat?

Is This Why We’re So Fat?

The current edition of the  Journal of the American Dietetic Association includes an interesting study reviewing food commercials on TV. Over a 4 week time period, researchers taped food advertisements during 84 hours of prime time TV and 12 on … Continue reading

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Doctor Orgs Say No to Pharma Sponsors. Will ADA Say No to Big Food?

Doctor Orgs Say No to Pharma Sponsors. Will ADA Say No to Big Food?

Yesterday, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies adopted a new ethics code that stands to limit the influence of pharmaceutical companies on decisions made by physicians. The council is comprised of 650,000 members from the American College of Physicians, the … Continue reading

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