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January, 2007 Issue

FEATURES

The E. Coli Outbreak — Lettuce Learn a Lesson
Are recurring E. coli outbreaks due to a lack of safety regulations—or noncompliance? And which is more lethal?

Shaping Up the Dietary Supplement Industry
Read which organizations are looking out for consumers’ best interests in the crackdown on false claims and dangerous products running rampant in the dietary supplement industry.

A Dietary Challenge: Maximizing Bowel Adaptation in Short Bowel Syndrome
This guide to weaning patients off parenteral nutrition is essential for today’s dietitians.

Good-bye SOAP, Hello PESS
Come explore the ADA’s more systematic method of nutrition diagnosis.

Worlds Apart
She stresses while he plans. When it comes to weight loss, is it all in the genes?


DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Dynamics of Diabetes

Conference Currents

Long-Term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Bookshelf

Culinary Corner

For Your Information

www.watch

News Scan

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness


February, 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Eating Heart Smart
With cardiovascular disease being the No. 1 cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, educate yourself on the contributing dietary factors.

Tracking the Trail of Trans Fats
See what progress has been made since the 2006 FDA labeling regulations on these dangerous fats.

Alternatives for the Health-Conscious Vegan
Explore the vast array of menu options in the world of vegan dining.

Hospitals & Hamburgers — Fast Food Emerges on Campus
Fast-food restaurants continue to pop up on hospital campuses, but is it in patients’ best interests or strictly a business decision?

The 2007 Farm Bill — Issues, Implications, and What It Means for You
Find out how this bill relates to food production and health and nutrition promotion—and why some dietitians are getting involved.


DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Community Matters

Dynamics of Diabetes

Supplement Spotlight

Long-term Care Concerns

Food for Thought

News Scan

Culinary Corner

Products + Services

Personal Computing

Focus on Fitness


March 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Speeding Recovery — Nutrition & Supplementation for Exercise
Certain key nutrients and supplements could keep soreness and muscle damage out of exercise.

Five Dietitians Living the Dream
Acquaint yourself with these different but equally accomplished dietitians—all of whom give advice on how to make your career work for you.

Finding Your Niche — Certification Options for the RD
Explore the vast opportunities that dietetics offers in specialization and employment.

High-Tech Counseling: An Untapped Market for Today’s Dietitian?
Is it time for dietitians to embrace technology? The benefits and drawbacks of dietary telemedicine are discussed.

Taking Sports to Extremes
Discover why some experts believe the incidence of sports-related injuries in children is on the rise.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Bookshelf

Dynamics of Diabetes

Supplement Spotlight

Long-term Care Concerns

News Scan

Products + Services

Culinary Corner

Focus on Fitness


April 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Small-Town Dining — Revitalizing Main Street, USA
Step aside New York City—small towns such as Okmulgee, Okla., are becoming all the rage, and it’s partly due to dining.

The Good Fat Chat
Read up on which polyunsaturated fats are essential to a healthy and cardioprotective diet.

Putting the Healthy Into Gluten-Free
In addition to that “don’t list,” start teaching the pros of eating a nutritionally adequate, gluten-free diet.

Marketing Food to Children — Clever Advertising in a Health-Conscious Era
Find out why some mega-companies such as Disney are joining the healthy food fight by changing their marketing strategies to children.

Growth Hormone Use in Adults
The use of growth hormone may be a blessing to those with pituitary disease but a curse to those who believe it’s a way to stop the aging process.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Looking on the Bright Side of Gluten-Free

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Conference Currents

Supplement Spotlight

Food for Thought

For Your Information

Culinary Corner

News Scan

www.watch

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness


May 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Restaurants Get Grainy
The whole grain buzz is infiltrating the restaurant scene as businesses make changes to satisfy their customers.

Web of Controversy — Investigating “Pro-Eating Disorder” Sites
Though these Web sites reach impressionable teens, are they really affecting people with eating disorders?

Dancing for the Health of It
Dancing shouldn’t be left only to the pros. There are benefits to getting out on the dance floor for people of all ages.

Where Have the Foodies Gone?
Are dietetics professionals straying too far from their culinary root in the process of becoming nutrition science experts?

Motivational Interviewing — A Unique Approach to Behavior Change Counseling
This popular therapy is taking the struggle out of changing clients’ eating habits.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Bookshelf

News Scan

For Your Information

Culinary Corner

Products + Services

Personal Computing

Focus on Fitness


June 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Breakfast on the Run — There Are Healthy Options
Help your clients eat healthier while on the go with this handy analysis of fast morning meals.

Food Fight — Calorie Labeling in New York Restaurants
Certain city eateries will soon provide consumers with what they want (and may not want) to know: the calorie content of foods.

Biofuel — A Burden on the Food Supply?
As we push to find gasoline alternatives, are we threatening sustainable agriculture?

Tips for the Stay-at-Home RD
Staying home with the children and keeping in touch with the profession no longer need to conflict.

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Long-term Care
Chronic kidney disease starts with awareness: knowing what to look for and how to proceed.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Research Brief

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Food for Thought

For Your Information

News Scan

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner

Personal Computing

Focus on Fitness


July 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Cloned or Noncloned Meat: The Choice May Not Be Ours
The fight continues over the safety of cloned food, and at the heart of the matter are labeling concerns.

Food Allergy: A Look at Traditional and Complementary Diagnosis and Treatment Numbers say that more people believe they have food allergies than really do. So what are the best ways to be diagnosed and treated?

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters: Bringing New Life to an Old Nutrition Message
A new initiative aims to better spread the word on the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy, balanced diet.

Reverse Nutrition: Saving the Best (and Biggest) for First
Pancakes for dinner and steak for breakfast—could switching meals aid weight loss?

Top 10 Culinary Herbs and Spices: Flavorful and Functional
Adding nutmeg, basil, and other savory ingredients to food may contribute not only taste but also health perks.

Hot New Careers in Dietetics
Learn how you can widen your nutrition horizons.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Culinary Corner

Dynamics of Diabetes

Supplement Spotlight

For Your Information

Long-term Care Concerns

News Scan

Products + Services

Bookshelf

Focus on Fitness

www.watch


August 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Preparing for Disaster — Helping Those With Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses
Here’s how to help prepare your clients for the unexpected
and volunteer your skills when disaster strikes.

The Cretan Diet: Uncovering Its Heart Health Secrets Through the Ages
The Grecian lifestyle may not be easily imitated, but everyone can learn something
from it.

The Great Salt Debate
A dash over the shoulder is good luck, but what about in your dinner? The rush is to reduce dietary sodium, but some say a big cutback may not be necessary for everyone.

Food Affair — The French Approach to Healthy Eating and Enjoyment
Oh lá lá! Sixteen food professionals attending a forum in France delight in the country’s food culture and take away some important lessons.

Optimizing Enteral Feeding for Patients With Diabetes
Metabolic and physical complications due to diabetes make enteral nutrition management more challenging.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Research Brief

For Your Information

News Scan

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner

Personal Computing

Focus on Fitness


September 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Taking a Bite Out of Philly
Philadelphia may be famous for cheesesteaks, but be sure to visit the city’s other culinary centers while in town for the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

Making Sense of the Most Misunderstood Foods
Help your clients get a grasp of 10 foods that receive conflicting reviews in the media.

A Nurturing Relationship: Mothers as Eating Role Models for Their Daughters
What mothers say and how they project their self image are crucial influences in their daughters’ lives.

Are We Setting the Stage for Obesity and Poor Oral Health?
Unhealthy food leads to overweight, obesity, and dental caries, and these behaviors are learned early.

Out of the Office and Into the Dining Room: Dietitian-led Mealtime Support Groups
By dining with clients, dietitians are helping them recover from eating disorders by facing their fears head-on.

Truth in Trash — Investigating Waste Reveals Food Behaviors
“Foodie-ology” may not be dietetics’ most glamorous career path, but it may be one of the most fascinating.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Growing Your Business

Practice Matters

Community Matters

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Datebook

Research Brief

Food for Thought
The RD: Perceptions, Assumptions, and Reality

Info to Go

For Your Information

Bookshelf

News Scan

Culinary Corner

Products + Service

Focus on Fitness


October 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Organic, Local & Beyond
Know the options when trying to be an environmentally friendly eater.

Water of Life in Peril
Through pollution and industrialization, the world’s well is drying up.

Red, White ... and Green — Wine Goes Eco-friendly and Organic
What goes best with the modern consumer’s palette? How about a nice bottle of Château Vert?

Organics in Overdrive — The Explosion of Natural Food Products
Organic products are gaining ground, but remind clients that organic doesn’t necessarily mean healthy.

Vanishing Act — Scientists Beewildered by Honeybees’ Disappearance
Mysterious colony deaths could leave dinner tables missing more than honey.

Supplements for IBD — The Inside Tract on Treatment
Find out what remedies work best to ease inner troubles.

Caring for Patients With ALS: Implications for Dietitians
Learn about the nutritional needs of patients with this grim diagnosis.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Growing Your Business

Government Brief

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Dynamics of Diabetes

Datebook

Research Brief

Food for Thought

For Your Information

News Scan

www.watch

Products + Services

Personal Computing

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner


November 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Is It the Right Fit?
CGM can alter the lives of patients with diabetes via
continuous glucose level updates, but it’s not a technology to be taken lightly. Education is key!

The Diet-Inflammation Connection
Questions are being raised about the validity of this new diet trend. Regardless, it may offer some commonsense recommendations.

Dealing Day-to-Day With Diabetes — A Whole Family Experience
When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, family routines change. But nutrition professionals can ease the transition by addressing the lifestyle challenges they may face.

The Art of Food Science: Capturing Attention Through Innovation and Design
While RDs try to influence food choices, food scientists focus on food creation. Take a look at this vital food industry occupation.

2007 Buyers’ Guide — A Cornucopia of Offerings

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Dynamics of Diabetes

Supplement Spotlight

Long-term Care Concerns

News Scan

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner

Focus on Fitness

Bookshelf

Conference Currents


December 2007 Issue

FEATURES

Breakfast Around the World
All aboard! Today’s Dietitian takes you on a culinary tour to see how the American breakfast compares with what’s eaten in other countries around the globe.

Advice for Vegan Mothers-to-Be — Nine Months of Proper Nutrition
Women who follow a vegan lifestyle can certainly achieve a healthy pregnancy, provided they abide by current nutrient recommendations.

Top Ten Nutrition Trends for 2008
Find out what consumers will be looking for in the coming year—and how to focus your plans to benefit.

Food and Nutrition Science: Does It Matter Who Pays the Bill?
Controversy abounds over the quality of statistics stemming from studies funded by industry.

Kidney Punch
A bout with kidney stones ranks high on the pain scale, but there are ways to counter-punch before it attacks.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letter to the Editor

Conference Currents

Growing Your Business

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Food for Thought

For Your Information

Focus on Fitness

News Scan

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner