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December 2014 Issue

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Gluten-Free Appetizers
RDs share their favorite recipes that everyone can enjoy this holiday season and beyond.

Up Close and Personal With Andrew Weil
Today's Dietitian sits down with acclaimed nutrition and health guru Andrew Weil, MD, who shares his vision for dietitians' role in public health.

Update on Infant Formulas
Over the years, manufacturers have introduced new, innovative varieties and categories. Learn what's available and how to help clients and patients choose what's best for their babies.

Beans and Grains — The Perfect Pairing
Combining beans and grains in a single meal has a rich history in ancient culinary practices. Experts discuss the health benefits and how clients can boost their intake.

Intermittent Fasting — The Key to Long-Term Weight Loss?
Some believe it's another fad diet, while others view it as a plausible method for shedding unwanted pounds. 

CPE Monthly: Substance Abuse and Nutrition
This continuing education course reviews the effects of substance abuse as they relate to nutrition and health, and addresses the role RDs play during treatment to correct nutrition-related deficiencies, address resulting health disparities, and improve the lives of addicts by providing tools for lasting recovery.

2015 Annual Resource Guide

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Editor's Spot
Infant Formula Innovations

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Conference Currents
The Best Highlights of FNCE®

Digestive Wellness
Entering the World of Prebiotics

Plant-Based Diets
Fabulous Fungi

Community Matters
Meals That Heal

Supplement Spotlight
Magnesium's Relationship to Bone Health

Focus on Fitness
Get Ready to Hit the Slopes

Bookshelf

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Apples and Butternut Squash

November 2014 Issue

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The Gut Microbiota — Is It a Novel Contributor to the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics?
Research shows strong associations between the types and amount of gut bacteria and these chronic conditions.

Spotlight on Sodium — How Much Is Too Much, and How Little Is Too Little?
With so much confusion surrounding sodium recommendations, experts discuss what dietitians and other health professionals should be advising their clients and patients to do.

Saturated Fat — Not So Bad or Just Bad Science?
Today's Dietitian spoke with experts to examine the evolving research on the link between saturated fat and cardiovascular disease.

Farewell to the 3,500-Calorie Rule
Researchers have developed new mathematical formulas RDs can use to more accurately predict the rate of weight loss in patients.

Holiday Desserts for Diabetes Patients
Dietitians offer strategies clients and patients can use to enjoy their favorite sweets of the season.

CPE Monthly: Dietary Influences on Lung Cancer
This continuing education course explores the latest research on diet and the risk of lung cancer and discusses common nutrition-related consequences of the disease. RDs can apply the research to reduce their clients' risk of developing lung cancer and improve the lives of those being treated for the disease.

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Editor's Spot
High-Tech Diabetes Care

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Conference Currents
Pediatric Food Allergies

Dynamic of Diabetes
The Role of Food Diaries in Diabetes Self-Care

Personal Computing

Eating Disorders
Understanding Orthorexia

Living Gluten-Free
Gluten-Free Travel

Products + Services

Focus on Fitness
Get Fit With Fido

Culinary Corner
Savory Stuffing — Classic Holiday Flavor Without the Classic Holiday Guilt

October 2014 Issue

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Top Questions Vegetarians Ask RDs
Today’s Dietitian provides evidence-based answers to some of the most common questions clients and patients ask nutrition professionals about a vegetarian eating pattern.

5 Uncommon Diabetes Diagnoses
A review of their underlying pathology, how they’re diagnosed and classified, and strategies for nutrition intervention.

The Power of Blueberries
Evidence shows this fruit is jam-packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that may help prevent and slow the progression of chronic diseases.

Therapeutic Diet Ordering Privileges
Find out what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services final rule says, to whom it applies, and what RDs and other nutrition professionals think about it.

Healthful Fall Snacks
Here are some tips and ideas for helping clients make the most of the season’s bounty.

Vitamin D’s Role in Fall Prevention
Experts provide guidance on vitamin D supplementation for older adults based on the American Geriatrics Society Consensus Report.

CPE Monthly: Better Academic Performance
This continuing education course reviews the current research on the associations between academic performance and nutrition, specifically breakfast frequency and composition, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, and diet quality.

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Editor’s Spot
It Takes a Village

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert
Choosing the Right Cookware

Conference Currents
The Rise of Supermarket RDs

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders and GI Symptoms

Living Gluten-Free
Gluten-Free Whole Grains

Food for Thought
Evidence-Based Memory Preservation Nutrition

Health Matters

Foodservice Forum
Legacy of Healthful Foodservice

Conference Showcase

Focus on Fitness
Breast Cancer and Exercise

Get to Know…

Products + Services

News Bites

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Apple Pie for Breakfast?

 

September 2014 Issue

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Enjoying Ancient Grains
From amaranth to quinoa, they offer a wealth of nutrients and can add much-needed variety to your clients’ and patients’ diets.

The Link Between Diet and Arterial Health
While there are many other factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, the good news is a nutritious diet can help maintain a clear, flexible, healthy circulatory system.

Electronic Medical Records
Transitioning from paper charts to EMRs can facilitate patient visits and help you run your practice more efficiently.

The Frailty Syndrome
Although it lacks a standardized clinical definition, the frailty of older adults demands special considerations in terms of treatment and nutritional needs.

Gluten-Free Pastas
Here’s a review of the new options on the market plus cooking tips for delicious homemade meals.

Atlanta Dining
If you’re headed to the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo next month, get ready to discover Atlanta’s intriguing dining scene. Today’s Dietitian asked some of Atlanta’s top food experts to weigh in on what’s hot in the city’s food scene.

CPE Monthly: Curcumin and Inflammatory Diseases
This continuing education course reviews inflammation’s impact on most chronic disease states, curcumin’s potential role in preventing and treating these diseases, curcumin’s main mechanisms of action, and evidence-based recommendations for dietary intake of curcumin that RDs can provide to their clients.

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Editor’s Spot
Diet and Alzheimer's

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Digestive Wellness
Mapping the Gut Microbiome

Supplement Spotlight
Nigella Sativa

Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

Focus on Fitness
Qigong

Food for Thought
Fish Oils and Cognitive Function

Foodservice Forum
Food Allergy Management In Restaurants

News Bites

Research Briefs

Bookshelf

Get to Know…

Personal Computing

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Making Peace With Beets

August 2014 Issue

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The Top 10 Diabetes Meal Patterns
Nutrition professionals review US News & World Report’s highest-ranked diets for clients and patients.

Gluten-Free Fast Food
Many fast-food chains are offering gluten-free menus, but there are some important things clients and patients must know before chowing down.

Dairy’s Probiotic Power
Here’s a review of the benefits of probiotics, the top sources, and what’s new in the dairy case.

Building a Career Through Public Speaking
RDs discuss what it takes to get started, how to set goals, and the importance of choosing a specialty for long-term success.

CPE Monthly: Caring for Today’s Cancer Survivors
This continuing education course focuses on cancer survivors’ nutrition-related issues following the conclusion of active cancer treatment.

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Editor’s Spot
Can We All Get Along?

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Conference Currents

Dynamics of Diabetes
Help Patients Lose Weight

Supplement Spotlight
Vitamin B12

Vegetarian Nutrition
Indian Cuisine — Foods That Hold a Special Place in Plant-Based Food Traditions

Focus on Fitness

Diabetes Resource Guide

News Bites

Research Briefs

Bookshelf

Get to Know…

Personal Computing

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Sweet Corn — It’s What’s for Breakfast

July 2014 Issue

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Substituting Palm Oil for Trans Fat
The FDA’s proposal to ban trans fat has increased demand for palm oil, but is palm oil a good alternative for human health and the environment?

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Damage
Experts discuss oxidative stress and whether antioxidants may play a role in protecting cardiovascular health.

TD Spring Symposium — A Spectacular Extravaganza
Attendees raved about the conference, calling it a huge success.

Sustainable Hospital Foodservice
Today’s Dietitian profiles the top health systems in the country that are driving change.

Veggies at Breakfast
The most important meal of the day provides clients and patients with the perfect opportunity to eat more vegetables and meet dietary requirements.

The Nutrition Facts Label
Dietitians speak out about the FDA’s proposed changes, what more should be done, and how the updates will impact public health.

CPE Monthly: Vitamin D’s Role in Health
This course discusses the nutrient’s functions in the body and how to assess appropriate blood levels according to the latest research.

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Editor’s Spot
Sustainable Hospital Food

Reader Feedback

News Bites

Ask the Expert

Allergy & Intolerance Awareness
Food Allergy Sensitization

Digestive Wellness
Gastroparesis

Omega Fats
Spotlight on Stearidonic Acid — Learn More About This Alternative Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Focus on Fitness

Get to Know…

Bookshelf

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Brussels Sprouts Good Things Come in Small Packages

June 2014 Issue

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Athletes and Protein Intake
Experts weigh in on whether the Recommended Dietary Allowance for highly physically active people is adequate.

Nourishing Kids in the Summer
Learn how five school districts are offering nutritious meals to underprivileged children to keep them healthy before starting a new school year.

The Lowdown on Dairy
Here’s a review of the latest evidence on dairy’s health benefits and its value in disease prevention.

Men in Dietetics
While women dominate the nutrition profession, more men are entering the field and experiencing great success in their careers.

Men’s Fitness
Experts offer tips for helping male clients get fit when time is tight.

CPE Monthly: Dietary Weight-Loss Supplements
This course provides a review of these supplements and what their labels don’t necessarily say.

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Editor’s Spot
Where There’s Smoke, Is There Fire?

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Conference Currents

Dynamics of Diabetes
Foods and Beverages for Heart Health

Health Matters

Living Gluten Free
Uncovering Hidden Sources of Gluten

Healthful Snacks
Clean Snacking

Personal Computing

Focus on Fitness

Get to Know…

Gluten-Free Showcase

Food for Thought

Bookshelf

News Bites

Products + Services

Research Brief

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Octopus — Simply Grilled to Perfection

May 2014 Issue

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Silent Celiac Disease
Learn more about this serious condition characterized by atypical signs and symptoms that often delay proper diagnosis and treatment.

Deciphering the New Farm Bill
Experts discuss the issues and implications, and how they will affect sustainability, food insecurity, farming, and the nutrition profession.

Dietitians and Their Weight Struggles
RDs speak out about whether they can be effective nutrition counselors when they’re overweight.

Lights, Camera, Action!
Making and posting videos on the Web can help build your business and brand. Here’s a guide on how to get started from colleagues who already are doing it.

Sourcing Sustainable Seafood
Today’s Dietitian spoke with supermarket retailers across the country about their sustainable seafood programs and how they’re impacting the environment and consumer buying decisions.

CPE Monthly: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
This course provides current considerations and nutritional implications of this bariatric procedure.

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Editor’s Spot
On Pins and Needles

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Dynamics of Diabetes
Benefits of Physical Activity — Why Regular Exercise Is One of the Most Effective Tools in Diabetes Management

Fiber
Betting on Beta-Glucans

Foodservice Forum
Achieving Optimal Food Safety in Schools

Focus on Fitness

Get to Know…

Bookshelf

Gluten-Free Resource Guide

News Bite

Products + Services

Datebook

Research Brief

Culinary Corner
Arugula — So Good, Even Children Will Eat It


aprilApril 2014 Issue

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The Omega Fats
Learn more about the various types of omegas and how they can contribute to overall health.

Family-Based Weight Loss
Evidence shows long-term, healthful behavior changes are most successful when the entire family gets involved.

Vegetarian Diets and Older Women
Contrary to what some health care professionals believe, a plant-based diet can offer optimal health benefits for aging women.

Genetically Modified Foods
Today’s Dietitian spoke with dietetics and food industry experts about the pros and cons of genetically engineered foods and crops.

Virtual Nutrition Counseling
More dietitians are offering telehealth services for convenience and to meet their clients’ changing needs.

CPE Monthly: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This course provides an overview of treatment options for this digestive disorder.

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Editor’s Spot
The GMO Conundrum

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

The Heart Beat
The Diabetes and Heart Disease Link

Living Gluten Free
Summer Camp Dining

Digestive Wellness
Emerging IBD Treatments

Soy
The Top 5 Soy Myths

Focus on Fitness

Bookshelf

Products + Services

Get to Know…

News Bites

Product & Service Showcase

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Shrimp — Easiest Seafood to Prepare


marchMarch 2014 Issue

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Anthocyanins
Studies suggest these phytochemicals may help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer and also boost cognitive function.

TD10
Here’s Today’s Dietitian’s fifth annual showcase of 10 amazing RDs who are making a difference.

Midlife Nutrition
RDs can help women over the age of 40 overcome nutrition challenges.

Diet and Detoxification
Learn how diet plays a role in the detoxification process and how dietitians specializing in integrative and functional medicine are applying the research to clinical practice.

Taking the SNAP Challenge
Through the personal pages of their diaries, five RDs describe the experiences that gave them a new appreciation for families who are food insecure.

CPE Monthly: Diverticular Disease
This course discusses a reexamination of the fiber hypothesis.

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Editor’s Spot
The Perils of AGEs

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Dynamics of Diabetes
Advanced Glycation End Products

The Heart Beat
New Cholesterol Guidelines Released — Lifestyle Changes and Statin Use Said to Make the Most Impact on Cutting Risk

Living Gluten Free
Gluten Ataxia

Supplement Spotlight
Omega-3 Supplementation — Help Clients Sort Through the Fish Oil Facts

Bookshelf

Focus on Fitness

Personal Computing

Get to Know…

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Green Papaya — (Un)Ripe for the Picking


feb coverFebruary 2014 Issue

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Meatless Meals From Across the Globe
Many indigenous cuisines have their roots in flavorful, nutritious plant food traditions. Inspire your clients’ plant-based eating style with meatless dishes from around the world.

The Mediterranean Diet and Cognition
Growing evidence suggests that following this eating pattern may improve memory and prevent neurodegenerative disease.

Natural Remedies for Digestive Disorders
Learn what the research says about the most popular herbal remedies clients may be using.

The Urgency of Interstitial Cystitis
Find out how diet can improve symptoms of this crippling disease.

PCOS in Aging Women — Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes
Help older women with polycystic ovary syndrome make lasting dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their health and lower their risk of chronic disease.

CPE Monthly: Nutrition, Inflammation, and Disease
Nutrition plays a role in preventing illnesses promoted by inflammation.

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Editor’s Spot
Future of Trans Fats

Ask the Expert

Dynamics of Diabetes
Evaluating the New ADA Guidelines — There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Diet Plan

Living Gluten Free
Are Clients on a Budget? — Here’s a Money-Saving Guide to Eating Gluten Free

Children’s Health
Cow’s Milk Allergy — Gaining an International Perspective

Community Matters
Rapping to the Beat of Nutrition

Focus on Fitness

Bookshelf

Green Matters
Arsenic in Baby Foods — What We’ve Learned About the Safety of Rice Products for Infants and Children

Products + Services

Datebook

Culinary Corner
Avocados — A Versatile, Buttery Rich Fruit


jan coverJanuary 2014 Issue

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Celebrating 15 Years
Today’s Dietitian reminisces about the hottest trends that have influenced the nutrition profession over the past decade and a half and that will continue to do so in the future.

Assessing Weight Status — Is BMI the Best Tool?
BMI is the standard, but many experts stress that it has limitations. Today’s Dietitian explores the latest evidence.

Living Gluten Free With Type 1 Diabetes
Celiac disease is common in patients with type 1 diabetes. Understand the genetic link between these conditions and ways to counsel clients.

Hospital Malnutrition — Standardized Guidelines Take Center Stage
Now that health care professionals are armed with new strategies focused on an interdisciplinary team approach, malnutrition’s prevalence could decline.

Taking the Lead in 2014
Mastering these top five leadership skills could help further your career and the dietetics profession now and in the years to come.

CPE Monthly: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Dietary factors contribute to fat accumulation in the liver, and early intervention is key to helping patients.

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Editor’s Spot
Today’s Dietitian Turns 15

Reader Feedback

Ask the Expert

Fiber/Whole Grains
Whole Grains–Type 2 Diabetes Health Claim — What Your Colleagues Think About It and the Reasons Behind the Decision

Eating Disorders
BED, Bulimia in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Dynamics of Diabetes
Blood Sugar Control — Is It Just About Carb Quality?

Community Matters
Bringing About Sow Much Good

Focus on Fitness

Supplement Spotlight
Spilling the Beans — Can Green Coffee Extract Lead to Weight Loss?

Products + Services

Personal Computing

Datebook

Culinary Corner
For the Love of Noodles