20 Most Healthy & Delicious Dishes from Restaurants Across the US

20 Most Healthy & Delicious Dishes from Restaurants Across the US

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN. As a registered dietitian, an important part of my job is to help people make healthier food choices. Though I encourage people to cook at home, I often focus … Continue reading

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Supermarkets Hiring Dietitans to Help Shoppers at the Point of Purchase

Supermarkets Hiring Dietitans to Help Shoppers at the Point of Purchase

If you’re going grocery shopping today, there’s a chance you’ll encounter a new member of the supermarket team as you wander the aisles. An increasing number of supermarket chains are now employing registered dietitians (RDs) at the store level, in … 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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A Dietitian’s Story: My Diet Coke Detox

A Dietitian’s Story: My Diet Coke Detox

This blog post was inspired by a tweet from registered dietitian Elisa Zied (@elisazied), who several weeks ago began tweeting about her plan to stop drinking Diet Coke after years of addiction. The following is an interview with Elisa we … 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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I’m a QUALITARIAN. Why You Should Be One Too

I’m a QUALITARIAN. Why You Should Be One Too

This is a guest blog post by Ashley Koff, RD For years, people would routinely pose the same question me “so what are you?” Pretty sure that people are clear that I’m a brunette, a female, even that I’m a … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Nutrition

It’s Not About Nutrition

One of our favorite blogs is Dr. Dina Rose’s aptly named, It’s Not About Nutrition. You see, Dr. Rose does not come from the medical or nutrition fields, rather Sociology. She is a food sociologist (see below). And yet, each … Continue reading

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The Problematic Promise of Nutritionism

The Problematic Promise of Nutritionism

A commentary in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association brings us a rematch between “nutritionism” and food. Written by leading health experts David S. Ludwig and Dariush Mozzafarian, Dietary Guidelines in the 21st Century— a Time for Food, … 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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