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Dietitians of the Week
Check our Facebook page every weekday for our RD of the Day, as we put a much-deserved spotlight on a dietitian who's either making headlines or writing them and delivering their expertise through the media. Here are this week's featured RDs.

Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN Facebook  Twitter
In her article for Health Magazine, Caroline provides a simple review of how to try five popular ancient grains and what to buy. "Pop [amaranth] like popcorn in a hot, dry skillet and mix it into freshly baked granola, or stir into melted dark chocolate and freeze in mini muffin tins for a sweet, single-serve dessert," she suggests. For her easy-to-digest review of this hot food trend, Caroline earned Monday's honors as RD of the Day. Caroline of Caroline Kaufman Nutrition is a freelance writer, media spokesperson and blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Caroline at www.carolinekaufman.com.

Read the article: 5 Ancient Grains You Need to Try

Liz Broad, RD Twitter
Profiled in today's San Diego Union-Tribune, Liz was interested in nutrition and health at an early age growing up in Canberra, Australia. She was hired in 2013 to work with U.S. Paralympians after spending many years working with the sports nutrition team at the Australian Institute of Sport. In her profile, Liz offers nutrition and fitness advice that works for anyone, not just the Paralympians she travels constantly across the U.S. (and sometimes internationally) to work with. When it comes to nutrition, she doesn't just talk the talk. Liz walks the walk when it comes to her own diet and sets an example for her charges. "If I'm expecting my athletes to eat a certain way, then I need to be able to show them that I make similar decisions myself," Broad says. For being that kind of role model, for her lifelong commitment to dietetics, and for her support of our Paralympic team, we placed Liz on the medal stand as Tuesday's RD of the Day. Liz is the senior sports dietitian for the U.S. Paralympic team, based at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.

Read the article: The Paralympians' Dietitian Goes for the Gold

Caroline Susie, RD, LD  
In an interview for the Dallas News Health Blog, Caroline shares the top 5 questions she gets asked, such as "What kind of oil should I use?". "Hands down, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)," she says. "Benefits include prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems such as stroke, metabolic syndrome, inflammation and some cancers. Use it for dressings, sauces, marinades, sautéeing and grilling." For her responses to these popular questions that RDs can share with their clients, Caroline received Wednesday's honor as RD of the Day. Caroline is a registered and licensed dietitian with Methodist Health System based in Dallas, TX.

Read the article: What Questions Do Dietitians Hear Most?

Lisa Young, PhD, RD Facebook  Twitter
In her article for the The Huffington Post, Dr. Young suggests 10 foods your clients can enjoy without worrying about added sugar. "From contributing to inflammation, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, sugar has been recently singled out as a cause for concern," she says. "Americans currently consume 22 to 30 teaspoons of added sugar daily, half of which come from soda, juices and other sugary drinks;" however, sugar can be hiding in breads, salad dressing, and other commonly consumed foods. For her healthful suggestions RDs can use to help clients cut down on excess sugar in their diets, Dr. Young was selected as Thursday's RD of the day. Dr. Young is an Adjunct Professor of nutrition in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and author of The Portion Teller Plan.  Learn more about Dr. Young at portionteller.com.

Read the article: 10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

Caitlin Boyer, RD Facebook  Twitter
Today's RD of the Day is Caitlin Boyer, clinical dietitian at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City for her important contribution to a piece on pregnancy diets for ABC 4 UTAH. Caitlin explains cravings due to to hormonal changes and provides sound advice on what expecting moms should eat to keep their bodies fueled without excessive weight gain.

"The brain essentially needs glucose to develop which comes from carbohydrates," said Boyer, explaining that 55% of a mom-to-be's diet should be carbs with a good amount of fats and protein.

For her professional, confident, and comforting guidance to women in her community, Caitlin is our RD of the Day.

Read the article: Nutrition experts weigh-in on pregnancy diets