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December 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Prepare for a Delicious Gluten-Free Holiday
With some preplanning and ingenuity, celiac patients can enjoy a variety of foods and celebrate the season.

Kids’ Snacks for 2012
Share these creative and nutritious snack ideas to help kids and teens kick off a more healthful new year.

Fill ’Em Up With Fiber
Dietitians offer healthful eating advice for patients with diverticular disease.

Ensuring the Health of Expectant Mother and Baby
Learn more about the latest research on healthful weight gain and nutrition requirements to help improve pregnancy outcomes.

Today’s CPE: Do Organics Promote Children’s Health?
Research shows pesticides may cause neurological disorders.

2012 Buyers’ Guide: Nutrition Products and Services Galore!
’Tis the season to shop for great products and services you can use in practice.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Reader Feedback

Conference Currents

Supplement Spotlight
Power of Magnesium — A Macromineral That May Improve Heart Health and Stop Diabetes

Community Matters
Masters of Persuasion — School Nutrition Program Spotlights Media Messages to Tout Healthful Eating

Nutrition Support 360
Parenteral Feeding in Diabetes Patients — RDs Can Play a Pivotal Role in Glycemic Control

Products + Services

Research Brief

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Blood Oranges — Despite the Name, They’re Suitable for Vegetarians

Get to Know…


November 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Healthful Holiday Treats
Experts provide 10 strategies to help fight childhood obesity while keeping the season festive.

A Bounty of Alternative Whole Grains
With numerous gluten-free products available, people with special dietary needs no longer need to feel deprived.

Taking Diabetes Drugs With Nutritional Supplements
Experts discuss the latest research and weigh the pros and cons of this growing trend among patients.

Is There a Link Between Nutrition and Autoimmune Disease?
Evidence shows diet may help reduce symptoms or prevent disease.

Stop Diabetes in Its Tracks
With the help of CDEs, patients with prediabetes can delay—even avoid—a diabetes diagnosis later in life.

Today’s CPE: Donor Milk Banks vs. Milk Sharing — Are They Competition or Complementary Services?
A mother’s own breast milk is considered the ideal food source for her infant, but when that’s not an option, two opportunities to access donor milk arise.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Reader Feedback

News Bites

LTC Concerns
Understanding Care Area Assessment

Children’s Health
Children With Type 1 Diabetes — 10 Strategies to Help Them Develop and Maintain Healthful Eating Habits

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Inflammation and Food Sensitivities — Successful Treatment Begins With Patient-Centered Care

Dynamics of Diabetes
Individualized Nutrition — Residents in Senior Living Facilities Desire Less Restrictive Diets

Research Brief

Bookshelf

Products + Services

Datebook

Focus on Fitness

Culinary Corner
Braised to Perfection — Kale Offers a Mildly Sweet, Earthy Flavor


October 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Olive Oil California Style! — This Golden-Green Liquid Is Fragrant, Flavorful, and Bursting With Heart Health Benefits
Olive oil may make you think of the Mediterranean, but California is making a name for itself in the industry.

The Great Salt Debate — Experts Stand Behind Salt Restriction’s Cardioprotective Effects
If clients have heard about the new study suggesting salt restriction may not benefit heart health, it’s up to you to educate them about the facts.

A Healthful Dose of Bacteria — Yogurt Is the Best Probiotic Source, but Clients Do Have Other Options
Although dairy sources are ideal, other foods have the potential to provide probiotics.

Food Intolerances vs. Food Allergies
Here’s how to distinguish between them and make an accurate diagnosis.

Recognize Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Teens
Early detection and treatment of this condition can help young women from needlessly suffering.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Reader Feedback

Foodservice Forum
Lessons From Europe’s E. Coli Outbreak — What Dietetic Professionals Need to Know

The Heart Beat
Lowering Blood Pressure — New Research Says Soy Protein Can Help

Practice Matters
Resolving Conflict — Strategies to Mitigate Those Tough Conversations

Boomer Health
Powerful Prostate Cancer Fighters — From Arugula to Wasabi, Cruciferous Veggies Pack a Powerful Punch

LTC Concerns
Dealing With Dysphagia

Bookshelf

News Bites

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness
Keeping Fit With HIV — ACSM Guidelines Make Exercise Possible for Patients

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Zucchini — The Endless Summer (Squash)


September 2011 Issue

FEATURES

San Diego’s Local Flavor
Take a walk on the delicious side while visiting the city hosting this year’s FNCE.

Rise and Dine! — A Breakdown of Breakfast’s Benefits With Experts’ Best Meal Suggestions
Remind clients of breakfast’s boons while teaching them how to fit it into their schedules.

Soyfoods Made Easy — A Soy Primer
This versatile legume offers a variety of benefits depending its form, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the many choices.

The State of School Nutrition — A Today’s Dietitian Q & A
See what five experts have to say about some of school nutrition’s key issues.

Preschool Nutrition — Can Our Smallest Eaters Avoid the Obesity Epidemic?
To stop children from becoming overweight or obese, studies examine where kids get their calories and what can be done to make the first years the start of the best years.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Reader Feedback

Food for Thought
Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing — History and Clinical Applications in Helping Patients With Lifestyle Chang

Dynamics of Diabetes
Do Artificial Sweeteners Help You Lose Weight? — Research Examines Relationship Between Nonnutritive Sweeteners and Weight Loss

Practice Matters
Effectively Using Dietetic Technicians — Building the Right Relationship Can Boost Your Practice

Community Matters

Nutrition Support 360
Traveling Know-How

Supplement Spotlight
Medicinal Mushrooms

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Tofu — From Bean to Block, an Omnivore’s Delight

Focus on Fitness
Exercise Amounts Affect Blood Pressure — Changes in Older Adults

Get to Know…


August 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Guiding Good Choices — Shopping Strategies That Improve Diabetes Meal Planning
RDs share their recommendations for what people with diabetes should add—and shouldn’t add—to their grocery lists.

To Good Wine … and Better Health — The Case for Moderate Wine Consumption
Wine’s benefits may range from improving longevity to controlling diabetes, but clients shouldn’t overindulge.

Renal Diets With Flavor
Being on dialysis doesn’t mean patients can’t enjoy what they eat; RDs can be the ones to show them how.

Redefining Convenience Foods — Steer Clients Toward Quick and Nutritious Meals
Quick and easy can be more than salty and greasy with these healthful ideas for grabbing and going.

Diabetes Buyers’ Guide
Check out this sampling of products and services available for your clients managing diabetes.

DEPARTMENTS

Publisher’s Note

Dynamics of Diabetes
Food Scales

Children’s Health
Healthful Vending in Today’s Schools

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Safe Gluten-Free Travel — Good Preparation Makes All the Difference

Practice Matters
Supermarket RD Insights — Symposium Highlights How to Inspire Healthful Customer Shopping Habits

For Your Information
Flavored Waters — Good Alternative to Other Kids’ Drinks?

Research Briefs

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Navigating Maize — Sweet Corn Is the Cream of the Summer Crop

Focus on Fitness


July 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Shifting Tide — Experts Reassess Risks of Eating Fish During Pregnancy
According to experts, consuming fish is safe if women eat smart and carefully.

Insights From Eating Disorder Counseling
Experienced dietitians offer recommendations on how to counsel this special group of clients.

Born to Sweeten — Whole Foods Naturally Flavor Dishes and Boost Their Nutrient Value
Sharing these tips and recipes with clients will enable them to replace standard sugar with more healthful options.

Optimizing Care in Home Parenteral Nutrition — The RD’s Role
Dietitians are vital in helping patients have the best experience possible when facing this challenging situation.

Go Nuts! Almond and Other Flours Make Great Additions to GF Baking Tool Kit
Help clients navigate baking with these nutrient-rich options.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

The Heart Beat
Slashing Sodium — Efforts Aim to Meet Proposed School Guidelines

Supplement Spotlight
Bitter Melon — Fruit’s Role in Diabetes Management Is Promising But Uncertain

Boomer Health
Treating Low Bone Mass — Three-Pronged Approach Focuses on Diet, Exercise, and Medication

Foodservice Forum
Clean Green — Experts Say Switching to Safer Products Can Benefit People and the Environment

Personal Computing

Summer Product Showcase

Food for Thought
Nutritional Anomaly — Might Antinutrients Offer Some Benefits?

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Eyes for Almonds

Focus on Fitness
How Much Exercise Do People Really Need? — A Review of the Basic Guidelines


June 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Savvy Shopping — Budget-Friendly Ways Families Can Choose More Organics
Eating organic doesn’t have to break the bank, especially if clients shop smart and selectively.

Communicating Nutrition Messages — There’s an App for That
Skilled RDs are trying to reach on-the-go clients with specially crafted nutrition apps.

One Pill, Many Benefits? Statins’ Potential May Extend Beyond Lowering Cholesterol
Studies are investigating their possible role in treating cancer and inflammatory and liver diseases.

Address Health Disparities in American Indians — Cultivating Traditions and Promoting Nutrition Can Make a Difference
Dealing with their unique situation requires cultural sensitivity and awareness.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

The Heart Beat
Preventing CVD in Women — AHA Issues Updated Guidelines

Nutrition Support 360
Walking a Mile in Rick Davis’ Shoes

Research Briefs

Get to Know

Practice Matters
An Artsy Education — RD Combines Nutrition and Creative Expression to Best Teach Students

Bookshelf

For Your Information
Essential Equipment — Outfitted With the Right Features, Nutrient Analysis Software Can Simplify an RD’s Job

News Bites

2011 Education Spotlight

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Secrets of Success With Ceviche — It All Starts With Fresh Fish

Focus on Fitness


May 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Fruitful Endeavor — Adopting a Plant-Based Diet May Offer a Bounty of Benefits
The new “it” diet isn’t all about eating vegetarian but focusing on adding plant-based foods to meals.

Rising to the Challenge — Help Celiac Clients Get Cookin’ With These Gluten-Free Tips
Armed with insider tricks for preparing healthful, tasty, and safe meals, GFers can return to the kitchen with confidence.

Antioxidants — Research Continues to Reveal Their Health-Promoting Effects
Studies stack up in support of these free radical fighters. Check out the latest in this feature.

The Joys (and Stresses) of Private Practice
Meet five RDs who share their experience and advice on owning a business.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
A Rarity No More — Science Seeks a Cause for Rise in Celiac Disease Occurrence

Dynamics of Diabetes
Change Is Good — Evidence Appears to Support Lowering Diagnostic Threshold for GDM

Children’s Health
Best Defense — Early Exercise and Proper Nutrition Can Help Prevent Later Osteoporosis

Bookshelf

For Your Information
Preventing Obesity in Kids With Special Needs — Dietitians Play an Integral Role

Practice Matters
Power Personalities — RDs Take to the Airwaves to Promote Good Nutrition

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Broad Appeal — Fava Beans Offer Versatility and Spring-Fresh Flavor

Focus on Fitness
Body Fat Measurement — A Review of Different Methods


April 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Rice’s Grainy Goodness — Gluten Free and Nutrient Dense, It’s Part of Any Healthful Diet
Check out the science that shows the benefits of including rice in a diet and also learn about the many varieties of this popular grain.

Cracking Myths — Experts Bust Digestive Health’s Top Misconceptions
The media are good at spreading the word on the latest nutrition news—maybe too good, as clients become confused about what’s medicine and what’s marketing.

Parent-Child Interaction During Feeding — How It May Influence Kids’ Weight and Relationship With Food
Different parenting styles may translate into different feeding styles, which may affect kids’ eating habits.

Gluten-Free Buyers’ Guide
Check out these products and all they have to offer your patients with gluten sensitivity or intolerance.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

The Heart Beat
Break Free of Must-See TV — Help Clients Avoid Health Hazards of Too Much Screen Time

Foodservice Forum
Lunchroom Savvy — Schools Find Smart Ways to Encourage Healthful Choices

Boomer Health
As America Ages — Boomers Need Nutrition Education Now More Than Ever Before

Bookshelf

For Your Information
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth — What to Do When Unwelcome Microbes Invade

Food for Thought
Fatty Acid Flip-Flop — Address Dietary Imbalance by Boosting Omega-3s, Decreasing Omega-6s

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Spice as Nice — Smoked Paprika Makes Stuffed Peppers Twice as Tasty

Focus on Fitness
Basics and Benefits of Interval Training


March 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Medical School Checkup
Are physicians properly trained to offer nutrition guidance to their patients and refer them to RDs for more in-depth analysis?

Ocean of Benefits — New Research Reveals Potential Powers of Omega-3s Beyond Heart Health
Science is shedding light on omega-3s’ possible benefit for liver disease, childhood allergies, and Alzheimer’s disease.

TD10 — Meet 10 Dedicated Dietitians Who Are Making a Difference
For National Nutrition Month, we’re honoring several peer-nominated RDs and all their hard work.

Ice Hockey Nutrition and Training
Because of their demanding sport, hockey players require careful monitoring of their expenditures and intakes for peak performance.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Children’s Health
Where Has Home Economics Gone? — Experts Speak to the Importance of Food Education in Schools

Green Matters
Do Your Part for the Planet — Simple Earth Day Action Steps

Supplement Spotlight
Pycnogenol — Supplement Offers Promise for Managing a Variety of Conditions

Bookshelf

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
In Praise of the Braise

Focus on Fitness


February 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Make Room for Cheese — If Incorporated Wisely, It Can Be Part of a Healthful Diet
Often avoided because of its high fat content, cheese can offer more than great taste when carefully included in a nutrition plan.

Think Positive — Focusing on Foods to Add, Rather Than Avoid, Helps Your Patients Succeed
Concentrating on what people with cardiovascular disease can eat may prove advantageous.

Enteral Nutrition Intolerance in Critical Illness
To offer this patient population the optimum chance of recuperation, following EN guidelines is vital.

Inflammation — Can’t Stand the Heat? Then Get in the Kitchen
An anti-inflammatory diet may be the key to helping the body reduce inflammation.

Dietary Fiber — New Insights on Health Benefits
Fiber may benefit more than gastrointestinal health and weight control.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Dynamics of Diabetes
Cool Tools — Technology Helps Kids Better Manage Their Type 1 Diabetes

Green Matters
Creating Local Food Connections — One RD’s Take on 100-Mile Eating and Hosting a Locavore Dinner

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Home, Safe Home — Help Clients With Celiac Disease Avoid Gluten Contamination in the Kitchen

Practice Matters
Celebrate You This RD Day

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Kumquats — Beauty That’s More Than Skin Deep

Focus on Fitness


January 2011 Issue

FEATURES

Probiotics’ Potential — Research Suggests Beneficial Bacteria May Support Immune Health
Experts have more than just a gut feeling that beneficial bacteria play a role in immunity.

Small People, Big Problem — Address Infant Weight to Help Kids Avoid Future Health Problems
Plump babies may develop into chubby teens who then become obese adults. Find out what RDs can do to stop this pattern.

Hot & Cold — Despite Tea’s Worldwide Popularity, Research on Its Health Benefits Remains Inconsistent
Is it really a drink to your health?

Watch and Learn — Five Food-Based Films That Should Be in Your Queue
Sit down, grab some popcorn, and see how what’s on the silver screen is relevant to your profession.

Glutamine Supplementation — Evidence Indicates of May Benefit Patients With Critical Illness
Studies suggest that when used as a complementary therapy, glutamine may benefit patients with critical illness.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

The Heart Beat
To Supplement or Not? — Despite Its Homocysteine Benefit, Folic Acid Is Not Essential for CVD Protection

Boomer Health
When Thin Is Fat — If Not Managed, Normal Weight Obesity Can Cause Health Issues

Foodservice Forum
Cool Under Pressure — High-Pressure Food Processing May Offer Benefits Without Need for Heat

For Your Information
Make Yourself at Home — With a Little Guidance, Parents Can Prepare Their Own Foods for Baby

Bookshelf

News Bites

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Beets — The Jewel in Denial

Focus on Fitness