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December 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Traditional Holiday Foods
Tell clients they still can enjoy the foods they love and keep their meals nutritious.

Vitamin D Deficiency in Children
Kids can play outdoors in the sunshine this winter and eat foods fortified with this crucial nutrient to boost daily intake.

Fiber Facts About Cereal
Here’s a primer about fiber in cereals and how to advise clients to choose the best varieties to improve their health.

How Real Are Food Deserts?
The research is conflicting, but communities are developing creative programs to make healthful foods available to underserved areas—and dietitians can become leaders in these efforts.

CPE Monthly: Diabetes and Eating Disorders
Together these conditions are linked with a double dose of health consequences.

2013 Buyers’ Guide
Check out these products and services that you can use in your practice.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Savoring Tradition

Reader Feedback

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Conference Currents

Children’s Health
Healthful Meals at Day Care — Child-Care Facilities Are Revamping Menus to Offer Kids Nutritious Foods

Digestive Wellness
Treatment and Management of SIBO — Taking a Dietary Approach Can Control Intestinal Fermentation and Inflammation

Crossword Puzzle

Focus on Fitness

Supplement Spotlight
Increasing Dietary Potassium — Find Out Why Most People Need to Consume More of This Mineral

Get to Know…

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Sweet Potato Chili — Here’s a Recipe Even Die-Hard Meat Lovers Will Enjoy


coverNovember 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Happy Thanksgiving Veggie Style!
Clients can prepare such delicious, healthful meals that nobody will miss the turkey.

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With Natural Therapies
Experts examine whether alternative approaches can cure the disease or at least send it into remission.

Binge-Eating Disorder
Learning about this condition can help RDs counsel patients more effectively.

Gluten-Free Kitchen Essentials
These strategies will help even the most culinary-challenged gluten intolerant clients make delicious meals at home.

RD Licensing Legislation — Is It a Matter of Public Safety or Monopoly?
Nutrition professionals speak out about recent accusations that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants to prevent unlicensed dietitians and nutritionists from providing nutrition counseling.

CPE Monthly: Post-Op Bariatric Surgery
Learn how to identify red flags and triage nutritional deficiencies.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Going Meatless

Reader Feedback

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Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Migraine Headaches — Here’s How to Identify Food Triggers and Reduce Debilitating Symptoms

Dynamics of Diabetes
Correcting Morning Blood Sugar Highs — Know the Causes of These Spikes and Ways to Treat Them

The Heart Beat
Micronutrients’ Role in Heart Disease — Some of Them Can Decrease or Increase the Risk

Focus on Fitness

Personal Computing

Crossword Puzzle

Products + Services

News Bites

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Datebook

Culinary Corner
Hearty Vegetarian — A Dish for the Holiday That Even a Meat Lover Will Like


octoberOctober 2012 Issue

FEATURES

The Real Scoop on Sugar
Today’s Dietitian investigates the sugar debate.

Healthier Frozen Foods
Not all frozen foods are created equal, though healthful choices certainly are available. Here’s some advice on how to help your clients find them.

Dairy’s Role in School Nutrition
Making low-fat dairy foods part of school meals will improve the health of our children today and in the years to come.

The State of Hospital Nutrition
While there’s room for improvement, many hospitals across the country are giving their foodservice programs a nutrition makeover and offering healthier fare.

Combating Clostridium Difficile
Here’s what you must know about this potentially deadly infection and how to prevent its spread.

Breast-Feeding Success
Experts offer solutions to five common problems to help RDs counsel working mothers.

CPE Monthly: Vitamin D and Cancer
Evidence suggests this vital nutrient may cut risk.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Nature’s Best

Reader Feedback

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50+ Nutrition
Boosting B12 Intake — More Experts Believe the Recommended Dietary Allowance Should Be Higher

Practice Matters
Marketing Your Practice — Here’s How to Develop a Client Base and Grow Your Business

Foodservice Forum
Meal Service With a Personal Touch — A VA Medical Center’s New, Innovative Program Wins Gold

For Your Information
Preventing Cancer — Recommendations From the AICR Can Help Clients Lower Risk

Sports Nutrition
The Female Athlete Triad — What Sports RDs Should Know About This Prevalent Condition

Personal Computing

Crossword Puzzle

Bookshelf

Focus on Fitness
Tai Chi — A Centuries-Old Practice That Heals Body, Mind, and Spirit

Research Briefs

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Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
The Essential Kitchen — Nine Items You Shouldn’t Cook Without

Info to Go


coverSeptember 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Dining Discoveries in Philly
You’ll fall in love with Philadelphia’s eclectic dining scene as you read about what local foodies say are the best places to eat.

Food Allergies in Schools
Organization and planning help RDs provide nutritious meals for students while protecting those with food allergies.

Sweeteners: Facts and Fallacies
Take a moment to learn about nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners and their effects on taste buds and waistlines.

Nutrigenetics — Building a Platform for Dietitians to Offer Personalized Nutrition
Soon dietitians may be able to customize dietary recommendations based on genetics to help clients prevent chronic disease.

Whole Grain Goodness
Most Americans come nowhere near consuming the recommended amount of whole grains. Experts share advice on ways to change that.

Nutrition’s Role in Sarcopenia Prevention
Dietitians can take a proactive role in recommending ways to prevent the loss of muscle mass in their patients.

CPE Monthly: Medical Foods
Learn how they manage disease and ways to incorporate them in practice.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
With Forks Held High!

Reader Feedback

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Children’s Health
Teaching Kids About Nutrition — Creative, Fun-Filled Education Captures This Crowd’s Attention

Practice Matters
Finding and Furnishing Your Office Space — These Tips Will Help RDs Take the Next Step Toward Entrepreneurship

Digestive Wellness
Resistant Starch — This Type of Fiber Can Improve Weight Control and Insulin Sensitivity

Focus on Fitness

Supplement Spotlight
Red Raspberry Ketone — Little Research Supports the Weight-Loss Supplement

Bookshelf

Crossword Puzzle

Get to Know…

Research Briefs

Personal Computing

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Fresh Herbs — Pick Through the Garden of Possibilities


coverAugust 2012 Issue

FEATURES

The Patient-Centered Medical Home
The dietitian’s role in this healthcare model that improves diabetes outcomes

Healthful Beginnings
Nutritious eating from infancy to toddlerhood can nip obesity in the bud.

Dairy Food Substitutes — The Sky’s the Limit
Clients who eat a dairy-free diet have various alternatives that will help them get most of the missing nutrients.

Changing Times
Learn about today’s hottest consumer shopping trends from the Oldways Supermarket Dietitian Symposium.

CPE Monthly: Nutrition and Breast Cancer
Studies show a nutrient-dense diet plus daily exercise can lower the risk of recurrence.

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

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Diabetes in the Spotlight

Reader Feedback

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Dynamics of Diabetes
Understanding Diabulimia — Know the Signs and Symptoms to Better Counsel Female Patients

The Heart Beat
Smartphone Apps for Heart-Healthy Living — Clients Can Track Diet and Exercise Habits at Their Fingertips

Practice Matters
Starting a Private Practice — Do You Have What It Takes?

Focus on Fitness

50+ Nutrition
Flourishing at Age 50 and Beyond — A Healthful Diet Plus Physical Activity Are Essential

Crossword Puzzle

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Mushrooms — A Unique Ingredient Taken From Forest Floor to Kitchen Door


July 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Exciting Restaurant Opportunities
Menu labeling laws are creating new jobs for RDs in nutrition analysis, menu development, and more.

Innovators in School Nutrition
Read about four extraordinary programs designed to improve the health of the next generation.

Fermented Foods — Are They the Next Big Nutrition Trend?
The buzz about fermented foods and their probiotic properties is getting louder, but the category’s been slow to take off.

Building a Multicultural Team
Dietitians who speak various languages and understand different cultures have an important role to play in improving patient care.

Thyroid Disease and Diet
Nutrition plays a part in maintaining thyroid health.

CPE Monthly: Sudden Cardiac Death
To prevent this shocking event, encourage clients to adopt a healthful lifestyle.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Emerging Opportunities

Reader Feedback

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Dynamics of Diabetes
Prayer and Fasting With Diabetes — Informed Clients of Faith Can Avoid Serious Health Risks

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Allergen-Free Snacks — It’s a Booming Category in the Face of Rising Food Allergy Awareness

Sports Nutrition
Beta-Alanine Supplements — Evidence Shows This Amino Acid Boosts Athletic Performance

Crossword Puzzle

Focus on Fitness

Growing Your Business
Pinterest — This New Virtual Pinboard Can Help Promote Your Brand and Business

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Get to Know…

Culinary Corner
Salmon — It’s an Underappreciated Best Seller


coverJune 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Can Tomatoes Slice Prostate Cancer Risk?
Evidence suggests a tomato-rich diet benefits men.

TD10
Nominated by their peers, meet 10 exceptional dietitians who are making a difference in the dietetics field.

Smart Summer Snacking
RDs offer healthful alternatives clients will enjoy.

Eating Seafood Sustainably
Experts discuss the controversy of overfishing and ways to choose seafood varieties that protect endangered species.

Deciphering Whole Grain Food Labels — Separating Fact From Fiction
Dietitians discuss the deceptive marketing messages found on whole grain food labels and how to teach clients to read them and make the best food choices for optimal health.

CPE Monthly: The Link Between Sleep and Weight Gain
Research shows poor sleep quality raises obesity and chronic disease risk.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Keeping Our Men Healthy

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Children’s Health
Is Arsenic Poisoning Our Fruit Juice? — RDs Discuss the Recent Reports About Contaminants in Children’s Beverages

The Heart Beat
Young Women and Heart Attacks — Here’s What RDs Must Know to Reduce Risk in Female Clients

For Your Information
Catering to the Masses — One Luxury Hotel Chain Offers Meals to Customers With Specific Dietary Needs

Digestive Wellness
Gut Health and Immunity — It’s All About the Good Bacteria That Can Help Fight Disease

Crossword Puzzle

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Honey — Sweetly Sticky and Oh So Flavorful


coverMay 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Gluten Free and Healthy
Dietitians can reverse nutrition deficiencies in celiac disease patients by offering these dietary guidelines.

The Mediterranean Diet
Here we provide a practical guide to shopping, menu ideas, and recipes for this popular and healthful way of eating.

The Power of Social Networking
Find out how your peers are using it to market their brand.

Uterine Fibroids and Nutrition
Studies suggest healthful dietary modifications may cut risk and ease symptoms.

CPE Monthly: Dietary Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis
Research indicates diet may play a role in its prevention and symptom management.

Gluten-Free Buyers’ Guide

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Tummy Troubles

Reader Feedback

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Children’s Health
New Standards Unveiled for School Lunches — Soon Kids Will Be Eating More Fruits, Veggies, and Whole Grains

Focus on Fitness

The Heart Beat
Nurturing the Heart — RDs Discuss Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women

Dynamics of Diabetes
Counseling Tips for Anxious Couples — Diabetes Education Calms Fears and Helps Patients Better Manage the Disease

Bookshelf

Research Briefs

Crossword Puzzle

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Dining Safely With Food Allergies — Restaurants Step Up to the Plate to Cater to Customers’ Needs

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Scallops — Seafood That’s Hard Not to Love


April 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Preparing to Win the Gold
Dietitians working with Olympic athletes participating in the 2012 Summer Games discuss the excitement and the challenges of providing nutrition advice fit for Olympians.

The ABCs of Diabetic Retinopathy
RDs can play a role in preventing blindness in patients with diabetes.

Reducing the Risk of CVD
Functional foods can lower the bad cholesterol while raising the good to improve cardiovascular health.

Fill in the Fiber Gaps
Dietitians offer practical strategies to encourage clients to meet their daily requirements.

Dietitians Abroad
Today’s Dietitian speaks with RDs working around the world to learn what it’s like practicing overseas.

CPE Monthly: Food Labeling
RDs who know the requirements can better assist clients in making healthful food choices.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot
Going for the Gold

Reader Feedback

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50+ Nutrition
Alleviate Achy Joints — Healthful Fats and Whole Foods May Relieve Symptoms

Digestive Wellness
Demystifying Lactose Intolerance — Successful Treatment Begins With an Accurate Diagnosis

Focus on Fitness

Crossword Puzzle

Foodservice Forum
Generate Income for the Greater Good — Nonprofits Get Creative to Finance Nutritious Meals for the Needy

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Tasty Appetizers — Three Recipes Take the Angst Out of Entertaining

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march coverMarch 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Best Breakfasts From Around the World
There’s much to learn from other countries when serving this most important meal. See what other dietitians have to share.

Obtaining Health Through Heritage
A diet rooted in African traditions may be the path to optimal health for African Americans.

Optimize Whole-Body Nutrition for Healthful Aging
Professionals say a nutrient-dense diet plus physical activity will help clients stay younger longer.

Successful Low-FODMAP Living
Experts discuss strategies to help clients live free of gastrointestinal distress.

CPE Monthly: Adding Spice for a Healthier Life
Evidence shows antioxidant-rich herbs and spices may cut chronic disease risk.

DEPARTMENTS

President’s Spot

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Children’s Health
Protect Young Hearts — Here’s What RDs Must Know About the New Cholesterol Screening Guidelines

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Recognizing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Infants — Evidence Shows Eliminating Milk and Soy Can Help

Research Briefs

Focus on Fitness
Drop Those Pounds With Yoga — Studies Show Yoga Stimulates Weight Loss

Dynamics of Diabetes
Counseling Clients Who Just Won’t Change — RDs Give Sage Advice to Fine-Tune Your Approach

For Your Information
Eat Healthfully on a Budget — Dietitians Offer Strategies to Help Struggling Clients

Crossword Puzzle

Bookshelf

Datebook

Personal Computing

Culinary Corner
Brussels Sprouts — They’ve Now Become the Old New Favorite

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February 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Mining the Riches of Dark Chocolate
Research continues to show the phytochemicals in this decadent treat may lower heart disease and stroke risk.

Vegetarian Teens — Learn How to Better Navigate Their Healthful Path
More adolescents are eating a plant-based diet. Here’s what RDs should know when counseling these health-conscious kids.

Get Cookin’ With Whole Plant Fats
Experts say it’s the type of fat consumed that counts, not the amount.

Using Natural Therapies to Treat Hypertension
Studies show certain nutrients may help treat hypertension when combined with dietary and lifestyle modifications.

A Candid Interview With Michael Jacobson
Today’s Dietitian sat down with Michael Jacobson, founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest,to discuss how the organization has forever made its mark on the nutrition world.

Today’s CPE: Reap the Benefits of Beetroot Juice
Evidence suggests the ingredients in beetroot juice improves heart health and athletic performance.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Reader Feedback

Dynamics of Diabetes
Improve Diabetes Care in the Latino Community — RDs Who Learn the Culture and Language Are Off to a Great Start

For Your Information

Focus on Fitness
Yoga for Seniors — Older Clients of Various Fitness Levels Can Enjoy Its Benefits 

Growing Your Business
Writing E-Newsletters — These Seven Tips Will Help Spread Your Nutrition Messages to the Masses

Supplement Spotlight
Vitamins May Raise Mortality Risk — Dietitians Offer Tips on How to Decode Controversial Research

Nutrition Support 360
Prevent Catheter Sepsis in Home PN Care — RDs Can Help Nip This Serious Complication in the Bud

Crossword Puzzle

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Serve Up Paella — This Dish Is the Crossroad of Sofrito and Saffron

Ask the Expert


January 2012 Issue

FEATURES

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mood Disorders
Research shows these fatty acids can relieve depression symptoms.

Nutrition Support for Esophageal Cancer Patients
Learn strategies for meeting the challenges while improving patient care.

Is the World of Dietetics Getting a Facelift?
Nutrition professionals are all abuzz about the new name changes of the ADA and the DMA. Will this have an impact on the dietetics community, or will the playing field remain the same?

Counseling the Outpatient Bariatric Client
Pre- and postoperative nutrition counseling is imperative. This article explains how to do both successfully to ensure optimal postsurgical outcomes.

Providing Optimal Diabetes Care and Education to the LGBT Community
Here’s an in-depth look at this population’s unique health disparities and strategies dietitians and CDEs can use to positively impact the lives of these patients.

Today’s CPE: Is Resveratrol a Panacea?
Evidence shows it has the potential to protect against many diseases.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Spot

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Focus on Fitness
Strike the Perfect Pose — Research Shows Yoga Can Stabilize Blood Sugar in Diabetes Patients

Sports Nutrition
Giving Nutrition Advice to Child Athletes — Active Kids Have Special Requirements for Top Performance

Foodservice Forum
Vegan Fare Rules in Cattle Country — An All-Vegan Cafeteria Scores Big With Students

50+ Nutrition
Eat to Lower Blood Pressure — Nutrition Strategies for Counseling Patients

Crossword Puzzle

Bookshelf

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Pantry Essentials — Nine Indispensable Items for a Well-Stocked Pantry

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