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December 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Prime the Body for Pregnancy — Preconception Care and Nutrition for Moms-to-Be
Pregnancy prep should start before conception to ensure a healthy birth.

Profitable Predictions — Brighten Your Future With Salary-Boosting Opportunities
Are you being paid what you’re worth? Check out what some RDs are saying and the current salary trends.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Unique Concerns During Pregnancy and Lactation
Examine the complications that face mothers with PCOS and the dietary guidelines they should follow.

Nutrition Trends for the New Year (Small Portions Will Be Big in 2009)
Review the popular trends of this past year and the trends that look to make waves in ‘09.

That Bump’s a Baby Now! Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery
Read up on some of the issues women may deal with when becoming pregnant after undergoing weight loss surgery.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Long-Term Care Concerns

Dynamics of Diabetes 

Growing Your Business

News Scan

Boomer Health

Focus on Fitness 

For Your Information

Research Briefs

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner 


FEATURES

November 2008 Issue

Healthy Living Through the Holidays
‘Tis the season to be healthy. Read about ways to help clients, especially those with diabetes, face holiday diet and exercise challenges.

Holy Mackerel! Go Fish for an Ocean of Omega-3 Benefits
Do you know salmon from tilapia, nutritionally speaking? Familiarize yourself with fatty fish for heart health.

Color Me Healthy: Eating for a Rainbow of Benefits
A visual variety of healthy hues in your diet entices your eyes while promoting better overall wellness.

Designing to Impress: Tips for Creating a Hip Homepage From RDs in the Know
Learn how to join the wave of dietitians creating Web sites to reach Web-surfing clients.

2008 Buyers’ Guide: Choice Matters
Review this compilation of products and services that may be useful in your practice.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letter to the Editor

Long-Term Care Concerns

Dynamics of Diabetes 

News Scan

Conference Currents 

The Heart Beat

Focus on Fitness 

For Your Information

Food for Thought 

Personal Computing

Datebook

Products + Services

Culinary Corner 


October 2008 Issue

FEATURES

The Fairest Fats of Them All (and Those to Avoid)
Read the latest research on fats to help clients avoid confusion about which types to consume.

Functional Foods: Explore the New but Rely on the Tried and True
Help clients evaluate the latest “superfoods,” but don’t let individual items take the place of a balanced diet.

Food Deserts: Where Healthy Options Are Only a Mirage
Some consumers are parched for healthy food options but have no access to them or even to grocery stores.

Taste Better, Live Better: Using Flavor to Retrain Palates and Fill Up on Less
Eating what you like often means junk food, so can palates be retrained to crave healthier food?

Got Organic?
Not all products marked as being organic qualify for that label. Learn how to tell the difference by understanding what goes into organic farming.

The Role of DHA and ARA in Infant Nutrition and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
Breast milk and supplemented formulas provide DHA and ARA, which are linked to improved visual acuity and cognitive performance in infants.

Insatiable Hungers: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
While eating disorders and substance abuse are usually treated separately, they often occur together and share characteristics and risks.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-Term Care Concerns

Community Matters

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Nutrition Support 360

Supplement Spotlight

News Scan

Datebook

Products + Services

Food for Thought

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner


September 2008 Issue

FEATURES

The Art of Dining in Chicago
With restaurants such as Alinea, Chicago offers eaters not only a tasty experience but an artistic one, too.

The Low-Carbon Diet: A Protection Plan for the Planet
Focus your environmental awareness on your food choices to decrease greenhouse gases.

Making Sense of Antioxidants
The research is fraught with contradictions and unknowns, but understanding the basics can help you best guide your clients.

Weight Loss Surgery: Is This the Eve of the Sleeve?
Patients have one more weight loss option up their sleeve and need a well-planned diet and supplement regimen to go along with it.

Healthy Indulgence: A Best of Both Worlds Approach to Eating
By satisfying your cravings with healthy snacks, you can have your cake and eat it, too, according to this new trend.

Nutrition Support at the End of Life: A Critical Decision
Examine the pros and cons of providing nutrition support for patients at the end of life.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letter to the Editor

Practice Matters

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-Term Care Concerns

Boomer Health

For Your Information

News Scan

Bookshelf

Datebook

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner

August 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Defeating Diabetes: Lessons From the Marshall Islands
Methods used on this tropical island to fight a diabetes epidemic could offer new ideas to continental dietitians.

Youth Eating and Exercise: A Bioecological Perspective
No single factor causes youth obesity, and no single factor will solve this complex problem.

What Goes Up Doesn’t Always Come Down:
The Rising Cost of Food

Fuel and food cost more by the day, with little hope of prices dropping any time soon.

The Winning Weighs of TV’s Biggest Losers
While few people can dedicate the time required to shed pounds on the hit television series, RDs can help clients fit similar guidelines into their lives.

Nutrition in Action
Soldiers under emotional and physical stress have special dietary requirements, and the U.S. military is striving to help them be all that they can be.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes

The Heart Beat

Long-Term Care Concerns

Research Brief

Growing Your Business

For Your Information

Food for Thought

Datebook

News Scan

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner


July 2008 Issue

FEATURES

The Top Fiber-Rich Foods List
Help clients increase their fiber intake and step outside the basic grainy choices with this list.

Workplace Wellness: Companies Make Employee Health Their Business
Outfitting cafeterias with organics and even forbidding the hiring of smokers, some employers are taking bold steps to keep workers well.

Oats of Steel
Oatmeal’s perks are well defined, but the public’s consumption of oats is low compared with other grains. Check out these preparation ideas to help boost clients’ intake.

Malnutrition: A Serious Concern for Hospitalized Patients
RDs are in prime position to help raise awareness and help prevent hospital malnutrition.

The Seven Secrets of Successful Weight Loss: Strategies From the National Weight Control Registry
Stopping the cycle of diets that don’t work, the registry tracks people trying to lose weight to see how they succeed.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

Dynamics of Diabetes

Practice Matters

Long-Term Care Concerns

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Bookshelf

Supplement Spotlight

News Scan

Food for Thought

Research Brief

Datebook

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness


June 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Sensible Snacking for 9-to-5ers
Help clients fight the munchies (and resist the vending machine) at work by encouraging them to prepare healthy snacks beforehand.

Return to Roots: A Mediterranean Makeover for “American” Italian Cuisine
Unlike its American cousin, authentic southern Italian food is considered healthy, emphasizing greens and beneficial fats. Read about this diet’s benefits and how your clients can follow it.

Beef Beware?
The largest beef recall to date has consumers on alert. Here are the straight facts about how safe our food supply really is.

King Corn: A Tasteful Look at the Crop That Dominates a Nation
An interview with Aaron Woolf, director of the enlightening documentary King Corn

Enteral Nutrition for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
Optimize treatment for patients with head and neck cancer with these tube feeding guidelines.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes

Community Matters

Boomer Health

Long-Term Care Concerns

News Scan

Supplement Spotlight

For Your Information

Nutrition Support 360

Personal Computing

Datebook

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner


May 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Happy Entrails: A Close Look at Digestive Health Claims
Do foods containing prebiotics and probiotics help improve gut health or are manufacturers cooking up false hope?

Spring Cleansing: Assessing the Benefits and Risks of Detox Diets
Lacking scientific backing, detox diets may be sound in theory, but without proper guidance they could do more harm than good.

Traveling Gluten Free: Proper Planning Is Paramount
Preparation is vital when traveling abroad with celiac disease. Here’s some helpful information your clients can pack in their luggage.

Savvy Shopping: Make Way for Food Rating Systems
Some stores are employing systems that grade food based on nutritional value.

RD Makeover: Career Edition! Breaking Away From Traditional Dietetics Roles
Let these examples guide you in using your special skills to redefine your dietetics career.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes

The Heart Beat

Long-Term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

For Your Information

News Scan

Bookshelf

Datebook

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner


April 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Mission Organic 2010: Healthy People, Healthy Planet
In this National Nutrition Month special, RDs share their best comical, inspiring, even startling stories with the hope that others can learn from their experiences.

What’s for Lunch? Schools Bring Vegetarian Options to the Table
In a sport as demanding as football, players must fuel with the right balance of foods—and these RDs are showing them how.

Destination Knowledge: New Vacation Options Combine Leisure and Learning in Paradise
Fun and education are the goals of these vacation hot spots, where dietitians can cook up family memories and enhance their skills.

How’d They Do That? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Dietary Supplements
Ever wonder how the vitamin C gets into those little pills? Take a tour of a supplement factory to learn the process behind supplement production.

Chemical Kids: Environmental Toxins and Children’s Health
The toxic effects of industrial chemicals are linked to developmental problems in children.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes

Conference Currents

Long-Term Care Concerns

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Supplement Spotlight

Practice Matters

Food for Thought

For Your Information

Growing Your Business

News Scan

Products + Services

Datebook

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner



March 2008 Issue

FEATURES

A Spoonful of Anecdotal Advice
In this National Nutrition Month special, RDs share their best comical, inspiring, even startling stories with the hope that others can learn from their experiences.

Big League RDs: Refereeing Players’ Diets in the NFL
In a sport as demanding as football, players must fuel with the right balance of foods—and these RDs are showing them how.

Dietary Tips for Baby Boomers: Ageless Advice for an Aging Generation
Getting older no longer means being old. Read what boomer RDs do to look and feel young.

Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes: Vital to Victory
Ensuring proper intake of nutrients is especially important for athletes gunning for victory in youth sports.

Beauty From Within: Natural Approaches to Nourishing Skin
Offering nutricosmetics and cosmeceuticals, companies are catering to consumers’ desire to beautify their bodies from head to toe using a back-to-nature approach.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

Long-Term Care Concerns

Dynamics of Diabetes

Boomer Health

Supplement Spotlight

Bookshelf

For Your Information

Food for Thought

News Scan

Datebook

Products + Services

Culinary Corner

Focus on Fitness


February 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Healthy Refinements: Kids’ Diets Get a Whole Grain Boost
Encouraging children to eat healthy sometimes requires some creative thinking and modifying beloved foods. Whole wheat pizza, anyone?

The Pressure’s On: Increasing Potassium for Heart Health
Everyone knows too much sodium can jeopardize the heart. But many may not know that potassium can help balance its effects and lower blood pressure.

Dietitians in the Legal Line of Fire
Previously below the radar, RDs are expanding their areas of practice—and possibly exposing themselves to a higher level of scrutiny.

Cholesterol Ed: A Crash Course for Clients
What they don’t know could harm them. Give clients the lowdown on heart-healthy foods and help protect them from the perils of high cholesterol.

Don’t Abandon the Basics — Maximizing Success With the Adjustable Gastric Band
Clients must understand that the gastric band is only a weight control tool. Postprocedure lifestyle modification is the real key to achieving results.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes

Supplement Spotlight

Long-term Care Concerns

News Scan

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner

Focus on Fitness

For Your Information

Conference Currents

The Heart Beat


January 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Nutrition for Tots — Raising Healthy Eaters Through Balance and Variety
Good nutrition starts early, but toddlers are developing poor eating habits. Here’s how to keep them well fed and fed well.

Taste Perception and Eating Behavior: They’re in the Genes
New research reveals that genetics controls how we taste, which can influence our dietary choices.

Enhancing the Safety of Parenteral Nutrition
Avoid the pitfalls of this lifesaving therapy and give your clients what’s best for their needs.

Supplements: Nutrition Insurance for Children
When children don’t meet their dietary requirements, supplements can help fill the nutritional gaps that food alone can’t.

Underweight: A Heavy Concern
Dietitians can help clients struggling to gain weight due to psychological and physiological causes.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness

Dynamics of Diabetes

Long-term Care Concerns

Supplement Spotlight

Practice Matters

Datebook

Food for Thought

For Your Information

Bookshelf

News Scan

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner