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dec coverDecember 2013 Issue

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Plant Foods and Preschoolers
Learn new strategies to get kids eating more plant foods at every meal—even at snack time.

Dietitians’ Holiday Party Recipes
Clients can eat, drink, and be healthy during this festive season as they serve appetizers, side dishes, and desserts that contain less fat, sugar, and sodium than the traditional versions.

Functional Fibers
Research shows they provide similar health benefits as intact fibers in whole foods.

Claiming Victory
The dietetics community celebrates the FDA’s decision to standardize labeling requirements for gluten-free foods, but nutrition professionals have some concerns.

CPE Monthly: Understanding Advanced Carbohydrate Counting
A useful tool for some patients to improve blood glucose control.

2014 Annual Resource Guide
Celebrate the holidays as you shop for products and services you can use in your daily practice.

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Restoring Balance

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Community Matters
Catering to Cancer Patients

Digestive Wellness
Can GMOs Harm Digestive Health? — A Controversial Animal Study Suggests GMOs May Cause Stomach Inflammation

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The Heart Beat
A Soluble Fiber Primer — Plus the Top Five Foods That Can Lower LDL Cholesterol

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Soup (Without Going Nuts) — Some Basic Guidelines


novemberNovember 2013 Issue

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Spice Up the Flavor!
Experts offer tips for preparing tastier home-cooked meals with little sodium to help clients prevent chronic disease.

Battling the Twin Epidemics
The medical community is working hard to find solutions to the diabetes and obesity crises, and RDs play an important role.

Savory Recipes for Renal Patients
Food Network Chef Aaron McCargo Jr has developed bold and flavorful dishes for patients with kidney disease. Here, he shares five creations so your patients won’t have to worry about dietary restrictions this holiday season.

Coaching Clients for Weight Loss
Incorporating simple techniques during sessions will help spur clients to success.

Older Clients and Eating Disorders
With the increasing prevalence of eating disorders among older adults, it’s important to recognize the symptoms and learn how to help care for these aging patients.

CPE Monthly: Food Hazards
Learn how to avoid them and the foodborne illnesses they cause.

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Knocking Opportunities

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Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Food Protein–Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome — The Hidden Scourge of GI Food Allergies

Dynamics of Diabetes
Set the Record Straight — Experts Dispel the Top Five Myths About the Diabetes Diet

Sports Nutrition
Postexercise Recovery — Proper Nutrition Is Key to Refuel, Rehydrate, and Rebuild After Strenuous Workouts

Health Matters

Community Matters
Soul Food Makeover

Focus on Fitness
The Allure of Exergaming — Studies Demonstrate Numerous Health Benefits for All Ages

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Diabetes Showcase

Personal Computing

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Culinary Corner
Pickling — Delicious Sweet and Sour Memories


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Vegetarian Value
The Adventist Health Study-2 has revealed new discoveries about vegetarian diets. Today’s Dietitian reports on the current results.

Family Mealtime — It Doesn’t Just Create Warm Memories
Research shows children and adolescents who regularly eat with their families are more likely to develop healthful eating habits that last a lifetime.

Intact Grains
Here’s a simpler way to counsel clients about intact, whole grains and their many health benefits.

Snacking Benefits
Nutritious snacks that fit into your clients’ calorie needs may control weight and improve overall health.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Learn about the role certain foods and nutrients play in preventing and slowing the progression of this sight-threatening disease.

CPE Monthly: The Truth About Energy Drinks
As the popularity of these products rise, so do concerns about their hazards.

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Fond Mealtime Memories

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Women’s Health
Herbs for Menopausal Symptom Relief — Learn What Research Says About the Most Common Botanicals Clients May Be Taking

Living Gluten Free
Preventing Cross-Contamination — Expert Tips to Help Clients Adhere to a Gluten-Free Diet at Home

Practice Matters
Eating Disorders in Older Men — Research Indicates Prevalence May Be on the Rise

Foodservice Forum
Healthful Hospital Dining — First Foodservice Company to Join Hospital Initiative Will Impact Millions

Food for Thought
Walnuts — They’re Good for the Heart and Offer Other Health Benefits

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Research Briefs

News Bites

Conference Showcase

Health Matters

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Gravlax — A Cure for the Appetite


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Houston’s Diverse Dining Scene
This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is being held in this eastern Texas city. We asked local food experts about the best places to eat for our annual guide.

Friendly Bug Invasion
Supermarket shelves are brimming with new probiotic products. Learn more about what’s on the market and how to counsel clients and patients on what to buy and what to leave on the shelves.

Parenteral Nutrition Drug Shortages — An Ongoing but Solvable Problem
Dietitians can implement strategies to help patients continue getting the nutrients they need for optimal health.

Rare and Unusual Food Allergies
Learn about what they are, what causes them, and the associated symptoms.

Developing Smartphone Apps
Tech-savvy RDs discuss the challenges, successes, and gumption it takes to create a mobile app that can build your business and further your career.

Going Nuts — For Nut and Seed Butters, That Is
These sandwich and cracker spreads boast abundant nutrients that can reduce cardiovascular and other chronic disease risks.

CPE Monthly: Phytochemicals’ Role in Good Health
Studies suggest that consuming foods and beverages rich in these compounds may help prevent disease.

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Heading to Houston

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The Heart Beat
Heart-Healthy Fats — It’s the Type—Not the Amount—That Matters

Digestive Wellness
Natural Remedies for Tummy Troubles — Research Shows Herbs Can Relieve Symptoms in Patients With GI Diseases

Children’s Health
Growing Up Gluten Free

Supplement Spotlight
L-Carnitine Linked to Cardiac Health — Research Suggests This Amino Acid Could Help Cardiac Patients

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Research Briefs

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Dynamics of Diabetes

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Health Matters

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Culinary Corner
Carrots — A Tale of Two Soups


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Get Clients Cooking!
Dietitians are in the perfect position to help inspire people to don their aprons and get cookin’! All it takes is some creative efforts in culinary education.

Shifting Directions
Learn about a new diabetes drug that targets the kidney to improve glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Down on the Organic Dairy Farm
Organic dairies are safer for the environment and the animals raised, and they yield products that are more healthful for consumers, too.

Older Adults and Obesity — Is Dieting the Answer?
Weight loss in obese elder patients can be detrimental to their health, but dietitians can help them lose weight appropriately and healthfully to improve their quality of life.

CPE Monthly: Gestational Diabetes
RDs can empower women to cut their risk and manage the disease to prevent harm to mother and baby.

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

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Start Packing

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Dynamics of Diabetes
Low-Carb Diets — Research Shows They May Be More Beneficial Than Other Dietary Patterns

50+ Nutrition
Plant-Based Foods and Osteoporosis — Tell Clients About Other Bone-Building Nutrients While Helping Them Plan Meals

Children’s Health
Back-to-School Snacking — Healthful Suggestions for Kids of All Ages

Health Matters

Personal Computing

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LTC Concerns
Caring for Dementia Patients

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Culinary Corner
Leeks — A Dirty Little Secret (Ingredient)


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Fast-Food Menu Makeovers
Six of the country’s top quick-service chains continue to introduce more healthful menu items to meet the demands of health-conscious consumers.

The Right Start
Remind clients that breakfast can provide vital nutrients and even aid in weight loss.

The Organic Foods Debate — Are They Healthier Than Conventional?
Many consumers believe organics are healthier than conventional options, with more nutrients and significantly less pesticide residues.

Gluten-Free Restaurant Dining
Various eateries are serving tasty, authentic, gluten-free cuisine to meet the needs of gluten-sensitive customers.

Dynamic Duos
Five RD/DTR teams in various specialties demonstrate how these nutrition professionals work in harmony to make a profound difference in patients’ lives.

CPE Monthly: Insulin Resistance
Research suggests a nutrient-rich diet plus exercise may prevent and even reverse this condition.

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Can I Take Your Order?

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Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Elimination Diet Protocols

Conference Currents

Digestive Wellness
Carrageenan Under Fire

Supplement Spotlight
Calcium Controversy — Why Dietary Sources Trump Supplements

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Research Brief

Info to Go

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Fire Up the Barbie — A Basic Guide to Grilling Summer Vegetables


june coverJune 2013 Issue

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Summer Salad Fest — Going Beyond Leafy Greens
Recommend clients try tasty, high-fiber salads that will help them lose weight more effectively—and keep it off.

Calling All Food Bloggers
Food and nutrition blogging is a great way to reach the masses, build your brand, and market your services. Here are insider tips on how to begin and become successful.

Smart Snacks for Men
Here we highlight some creative ideas and recipes male clients will enjoy.

The Perils of Belly Fat
Dietitians discuss the health consequences and interventions that can hit home with male patients.

Improving Male Fertility
Research suggests a nutrient-dense diet may play an integral role.

CPE Monthly: Gut Bacteria
Research suggests they may be therapeutic targets for obesity and chronic diseases.

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Men’s Health Focus

Reader Feedback

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Living Gluten Free
All in the Family — Getting Everyone on Board Is the Key to Success

The Heart Beat
Latest Scoop on Berries — Harvard Study Shows Heart Health Benefits for Young Women

Guest Commentary

Men’s Health News

Men’s Fitness
The Male Mindset

Supplement Spotlight
Vitamin K2 — A Little-Known Nutrient Can Make a Big Difference in Heart and Bone Health

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Practice Matters
Connect for Success — New EHR System Helps Clients Meet Nutrition and Wellness Goals

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Culinary Corner
Eggplant — A Versatile Food Available in Various Shapes, Sizes, and Colors


mayMay 2013 Issue

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Fiber Boost
Many celiac disease patients don’t get enough fiber in their diets. Experts share strategies clients can use to help increase their intake.

The Mediterranean Diet: An Up-Close Look at Its Origins in Pantelleria
Experience this traditional, healthful eating pattern from the rustic, windswept island of Pantelleria in the Sicilian region of Italy.

What’s New in Flax? We’re Glad You Asked
Products flood the marketplace as research continues to show flaxseeds offer cardiovascular and other health benefits.

Eating to Fuel Fertility
This excerpt from dietitian Bridget Swinney’s book Eating Expectantly can be used as a patient education resource to help clients and their spouses address their fertility issues.

CPE Monthly: The Impact of Whole Grains on Health
Learn more about their potential to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Gluten-Free Resource Guide
Check out our annual listing of products that may help your clients and patients following a gluten-free diet.

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Gluten-Free Products Galore

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Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Outgrowing Food Allergies — Evidence Shows Multiple Factors Affect Outcome

Community Matters
Partnering for Healthier Kids — Hands-On Middle School Program Teaches Students About Nutrition

Foodservice Forum
Campus Dining — More Universities Are Serving Healthier Cuisine to Students

Dynamics of Diabetes
Traveling With Type 1 Diabetes — With Careful Planning, Patients Can Enjoy Adventures Domestically and Abroad

Focus on Fitness

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Quinoa — A Grain of Simplicity


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Ergogenic Aids: Competitive Edge or Hidden Danger?
Learn which supplements can safely boost endurance, enhance exercise recovery, and improve athletic performance—and which do not—to better counsel clients.

Soyfoods & Cancer
After years of conflicting information, many people remain confused about the alleged association between soyfoods and cancer risk. Here’s an update on the latest research that supports their safety and protective effects.

Probiotics & IBD
Emerging research suggests certain bacterial strains may play a role in treating and managing inflammatory bowel disease.

Balancing Act
Dietary intake of just the right amount of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is crucial for optimal health. Learn more about these fats and strategies to better counsel patients.

Dietary Antioxidants — Do Foods and Supplements With High Antioxidant Values Guarantee Better Health?
Today’s Dietitian discusses this hot topic with some of the world’s leading dietary antioxidant researchers.

CPE Monthly: Diet and the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Research suggests dietary interventions may help prevent  and lessen symptom severity.

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Enhancing Performance

Reader Feedback

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Digestive Wellness
Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity — Learn About the Differences Plus Counseling Strategies for Patients

The Heart Beat
Cardiovascular Health in America — Where Do We Stand?

Living Gluten Free
The Gluten-Free Vegetarian — Tell Clients Not to Worry Because the Food Options Are Plentiful

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The Freedom in Eating Gluten Free


March 2013 Issue

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Milk Proteins: Packing a Powerful Nutritional Punch
Evidence shows high-quality proteins, such as milk proteins, promote satiety, weight maintenance, muscle synthesis, and blood glucose control.

TD10
Here’s our fourth annual showcase of 10 incredible RDs who are making a difference.

Plant-Based Diets and Gestational Diabetes
Learn about the challenges patients face and strategies to ensure they get the nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Mindful Eating
Studies show this concept can help clients lose weight and better manage chronic disease.

CPE Monthly: The Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Link
Research shows these diseases are interrelated as well as the strategies to prevent and manage them.

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Time to Celebrate

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Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Can Food Allergies Be Prevented? — Studies Show Introducing Risky Foods in Infancy Lowers Incidence

The Heart Beat
Tea’s Good for the Heart — Studies Show a Few Cups a Day Keep Heart Disease at Bay

Dynamics of Diabetes
Elder Diabetes Patients — Know the Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes in This Population to Improve Care

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Children’s Health
Rules of Engagement

News Bites

Products and Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Kimchi — Fermentation at Its Finest


February 2013 Issue

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Prevent Heart Disease
This article helps to dispel five common heart-health myths and set the record straight with clients.

Integrative Medicine Embraces Nutrition
This emerging field focuses on food and supplements’ value in healing the mind, body, and spirit to promote optimal health.

Boosting Whole Grain Consumption
These creative, real-world strategies can help turn the foods clients love into more healthful options.

Gut Health and Autoimmune Disease
Research suggests digestive abnormalities may be the underlying cause of autoimmune conditions.

Bone Health and Diet
Since nutrition plays a critical role in keeping bones healthy and strong, Today’s Dietitian offers strategies to dietitians to help clients power up on bone-friendly foods and nutrients.

CPE Monthly: Insulin Pumps in Diabetes Management
Studies show this therapy can improve glycemic control in patients with type 1 and insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes.

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Guard Your Heart

Reader Feedback

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Children's Health
Herbal Remedies for Kids — Evidence Shows Nature’s Medicines Can Relieve Common Childhood Illnesses

Living Gluten Free
Apps for Gluten-Free Eating

For Your Information
The Prop 37 Debate — The GMO-Labeling Law Failed in California but Stands to Gain Momentum in 2013

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50+ Nutrition
Protecting Cognitive Function — Evidence Shows Diet and Lifestyle Factors Positively Affect the Aging Brain

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Dark Chocolate Truffles — A Decadent, but Healthful, Treat to Give Your Valentine


January 2013 Issue

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The Gluten-Free Journey
RDs serve as a guide for patients on a lifelong quest to relieve symptoms and improve health.

Ethical Decision Making
This article details the dietitian’s role in end-of-life healthcare when considering enteral and parenteral nutrition.

Healthful School Lunches — Are the New Standards All They’re Cracked up to Be?
Dietitians speak out about the new federal school meals program that many kids say is leaving their stomachs growling by the end of the school day.

Meatless Monday
This growing campaign encourages people to increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, and dietitians are embracing it as a tool to promote healthful eating patterns.

Educating Young Palates
MindStream Academy is blending food, nutrition, and education to teach students how to live healthfully for the rest of their lives.

CPE Monthly: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Research suggests good nutrition may help manage various symptoms.

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Grumbling Bellies

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Nutrition Support 360
Parenteral Nutrition Home-Starts — Learn How RDs Can Help Patients Safely Begin PN Care at Home

Personal Computing

Dynamics of Diabetes
Diabetes and Complementary Care — More Patients Are Following Alternative Diets to Manage the Disease

For Your Information
Rising Food Costs — How Last Year’s Drought May Affect This Year’s Prices

Supplement Spotlight
Zinc and Inflammation — Age-Related Zinc Deficiency May Contribute to Chronic Disease Risk

Focus on Fitness

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Garlic — One of Nature’s Brightest Bulbs