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July 2018 Issue

Maple Syrup
This beloved treat of a natural sweetener is rich in history, flavor, and nutrients. Learn how clients can fit it (in moderation, of course) into a healthful lifestyle.

Quercetin in the Spotlight
While this flavonoid has received quite a bit of attention, research is still inconclusive as to its true health effects.

Update on Exergaming
While originally intended to appeal to children and adolescents, fitness games such as Wii Fit have found unlikely popularity and benefits for older adults and those with disabilities.

Using Simulation in Dietetics Education
Evidence supports role-playing to simulate patient encounters as a boon for both dietetics students and their future clients.

Plant-Based Diets and the Gut Microbiota
Help clients get on good terms with their gut by consuming a plethora of plant foods.

Today's Dietitian's 5th Annual Spring Symposium
Packed with informative sessions and camaraderie, our latest annual dietetics extravaganza was our best one yet!  

CPE Monthly: Soy and Breast Cancer
This continuing education course explores the research concerning the effects of soy consumption on breast cancer risk and recurrence. It also provides key takeaway messages RDs can use during patient counseling and practical suggestions they can make to clients concerned about soy.

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Dietary Fiber

Clinical Nutrition

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Summer Showcase

Research Brief

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Datebook

Culinary Corner

June 2018 Issue

Navigating the Yogurt Aisle
Tell clients to grab their passports because today's yogurt section is a voyage of variety, from Australian and Greek to plant-based and kefir.

Omega-3 Supplements and Children's Health
These fatty acids are critical for prenatal brain and eye development, but should children supplement with them as well? Today's Dietitian investigates.

Military RDs on the Front Lines
Learn how dietitians in the military enhance the health of America's heroes in extraordinary environments.

Diagnosing Food Allergies
As the public at large becomes more aware of food allergies, it's important for RDs to know and practice gold-standard methods for diagnosis and treatment.

Diet and Nutrition for Liver Health
The liver is one of the body's hardest-working organs. Help clients take care of it to prevent and treat chronic disease.

Mediterranean Diet Improves Cognition, Memory, and Brain Volume
Research shows that a Mediterranean diet offers a protective effect on brain health.

CPE Monthly: Components of Healthful Grilling
This continuing education course explores the differences between indirect and direct grilling methods, discusses the techniques for cooking a safe and tasty outdoor meal, and examines the research related to disease risk and consumption of grilled meat.

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Dynamics of Diabetes

Food Safety

The Retail RD

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Datebook

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Culinary Corner

 

May 2018 Issue

Manage Diabetes With the Med Diet
Ranked as the best diet for diabetes, the Mediterranean diet can help mitigate the myriad health issues associated with the disease.

Women and Heart Failure
RDs play a key role in helping improve quality of life for women with this devastating cardiovascular condition.

Alternative Gluten-Free Flours
Pumpkins, bananas, and wine, oh my! Get up to date on gluten-free flour bases that are going beyond rice and oats.

Family Meal Traditions
Learn how dietitians can get families to gather 'round the table so they can enjoy all the health benefits of breaking bread together.

Communicating Nutrition Research
Celebrities dominate social media, and online news seems to be powered by clickbait. Here's what RDs can do to better interpret studies and set clients straight.

CPE Monthly: Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
This continuing education course reviews the health benefits of hemp seeds and shares strategies clients can use to incorporate the seeds into their diets.

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Fueling for Fitness

FODMAPs

Overweight/Obesity

The Retail RD

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Spring Showcase

Research Brief

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Datebook

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April 2018 Issue

Soy Under Fire
Debated, adored, eschewed—the controversial soybean might be in danger of losing its FDA authorized health claim.

The Facts About Fermented Foods
This category of foods is surging in the market as shoppers look to boost their gut health, but where does hype end and truth begin?

Safety and Efficacy of Energy Drinks
Consumers love these hugely popular beverages but should be cognizant of what the science says about their safety.

Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Risk
Hit the road, Jack (Daniel's). Clients probably aren't aware of it, but research overwhelmingly shows a link between alcohol and cancer.

Vitamin B12 and the Vegan Diet
The rumor mill runs strong in the vegan community when it comes to getting enough vitamin B12. Make sure clients can separate myth from fact.

CPE Monthly: Vitamin D and Bone Health
This continuing education course reviews the absorption, activation, and utilization of vitamin D within the body to promote and maintain bone health, as well as the consequences of inadequate vitamin D intake throughout the life cycle. It also discusses dietary and nondietary sources of vitamin D and the current best practices surrounding testing and measurement of clinical deficiency.

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Organics

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March 2018 Issue

The Power of Coffee
Media coverage and popular opinion on this ancient and ubiquitous beverage have varied, but the sum of research shows health benefits for a variety of conditions.

Increasing Produce Intake
Learn how innovative supermarkets have figured out how to boost their shoppers' fruit and vegetable consumption.

TD10
From cancer patients to master gardeners, Today's Dietitian's ninth annual showcase highlights 10 outstanding RDs who are making a difference in the nutrition profession.

Impacts of Modern Agriculture
Sustainability and agriculture experts evaluate agriculture's massive changes in practice and scale over the past several decades and determine how to best help people and the environment.

Detect Nutrient Deficiencies With NFPE
RDs can greatly improve seniors' quality of life and care by identifying older adults' nutrient deficiencies with the nutrition-focused physical exam.

CPE Monthly: Family Approaches to Weight Management
This continuing education course explores adult and pediatric weight management through the lens of family-based programs, discussing effectiveness, barriers, and implementation structures.

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Brain Health

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February 2018 Issue

Sodium Reduction
How low should clients go—and is lower always better when it comes to sodium levels?

Understanding Orthorexia
Today's Dietitian examines where good nutrition ends and unhealthful compulsion begins in this burgeoning eating disorder.

Should RDs Embrace the Term 'Natural'?
This food buzzword draws much skepticism among dietitians, but it may be prudent to better understand the trend to help guide clients.

Fasting Regimens for Weight Loss
This ancient practice has found a trendy new following, but can it really aid in weight loss and improve overall health?

Dispelling Fish Tales
Farm-raised, wild-caught, sustainable, imported—help clients navigate the wide and often confusing array of seafood choices.

CPE Monthly: Cancer Prevention
This continuing education course explores the mechanisms of cancer development and discusses the ways RDs can educate patients about current prevention strategies for reducing the risk of various cancer types.

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Integrative Nutrition

Paleo

Supplements

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January 2018 Issue

Liquid Meal Replacements
Though controversial, these drinks and shakes may offer important advantages for those with certain health conditions.

The Health Impact of Weight Stigma
Could negative attitudes toward overweight and obesity be making matters worse for those with excess weight?

New Guidance for Using Parenteral Nutrition
Using parenteral nutrition effectively and sensibly is a delicate dance, but new consensus guidelines can help.

Emergency Food During Natural Disasters
How do victims of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornados stay nourished? Find out about national and local procedures and how RDs can help those in need.

Farm-to-Table Nutrition Education
A California medical center hosts a landmark educational event promoting the virtues of local and plant-based nutrition.

CPE Monthly: Understanding Triglycerides: Strategies for Counseling Clients
This continuing education course examines current research on triglycerides and provides recommendations and strategies RDs can use when counseling clients on management and prevention of CVD.

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Dynamics of Diabetes

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Inflammation and Cancer Risk

Baby's First Foods

Healthy Gut

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Datebook

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