McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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In 20 Years, We Won’t Believe Junk Food Companies Once Sponsored Dietitians

In 20 Years, We Won’t Believe Junk Food Companies Once Sponsored Dietitians

Earlier this week, we attended the annual dietitian conference known as FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo), organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). Aside from interesting educational sessions, there is … 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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3 Ways the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Can Impact America

3 Ways the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Can Impact America

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) announced a membership milestone yesterday – having reached 75,000 members this year. The AND, which is the largest professional organization representing registered dietitians (RDs) in the world, … Continue reading

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Why in the World Are You Taking a Multivitamin?

Why in the World Are You Taking a Multivitamin?

The dietary supplement industry rakes in $30 billion every year. With dedicated retail stores such as GNC, entire aisles in pharmacies and supermarkets, and various online options, this is a big business. But will that multivitamin actually improve your health? … Continue reading

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Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

In what may yet be the best news of the year so far, the Wall Street Journal reports that the top 3 companies selling carbonated soft drinks are experiencing a decline in revenue for the first time in ages. Sales … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Junk Food Sponsorship of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Thoughts on Junk Food Sponsorship of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

This weekend, 10,000 registered dietitians convened in Philadelphia for the annual convention of the Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics (AND). The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) is an opportunity for dietitians to participate in continuing education sessions and … 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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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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