2019 Article Archive
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June 2019 Issue
Over the past few decades, meatless meats have spread from a tiny corner of the frozen foods section to fast food menus across the country. Learn more about this diverse category and its benefits and drawbacks.
The Planetary Health Diet
The time has passed to consider global nutrition distinct from the health of the environment, argues the unprecedented new EAT-Lancet report. Today’s Dietitian provides a rundown of the research and experts’ opinions.
Hospital Foodservice — Moving Toward a More Liberalized Approach
Patients—and the latest research—are demanding a revamp of hospitals’ dining policies. In eliminating unnecessary dietary restrictions and allowing for more flexibility, many hospitals are meeting patients’ needs and desires while improving health outcomes.
Carbohydrates — The Top-Tier Macronutrient for Sports Performance
Misinformation about this macronutrient runs rampant, especially among athletes. Explore why carbs are a boon to, not a bane of, sports performance.
Obesity-Related Cancers in Young Adults
Rates of cancers, including colorectal, uterine, pancreatic, and kidney, are rising in young adults. Are lifestyle factors and body habitus, in part, to blame?
CPE Monthly: Food Deserts
This continuing education course seeks to improve dietitians’ understanding of food deserts as a concept and a reality in both urban and rural settings. This course also explores the roles of RDs in addressing problems created by food deserts, including as educators, innovators, and advocates.
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May 2019 Issue
The Mediterranean Diet
U.S. News & World Report has ranked this dietary pattern the best overall this year. Learn why it’s so special and get caught up on the latest research.
The Gut Microbiome’s Link to Celiac Disease
How do genetics, the environment, and diet influence this chronic and cryptic autoimmune condition?
Probiotics for Vaginal Health
In an exclusive interview with Anthony Thomas, PhD, Today’s Dietitian explores the efficacy of probiotic supplementation in the prevention of UTIs, bacterial vaginosis, and other common urogenital infections in women.
Update on Genetic Testing
Real hope or real hype? Experts weigh in on this tool’s efficacy—and limitations—for informing personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations.
Yoga & Mindfulness Therapies for Eating Disorders
These grounding, inspirational, and even spiritual practices can offer unique opportunities for patients with eating disorders to recover and find peace with their bodies.
CPE Monthly: Nutrition Therapy for Adults Receiving Radiation Treatment
This continuing education course examines current research on nutrition for adults receiving radiation therapy and provides recommendations and strategies RDs can use when counseling clients and developing an oncology nutrition screening protocol.
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April 2019 Issue
Nut and grain milks may proliferate, but soymilk remains the ancient and humble nutrient powerhouse of the plant milk world.
Fueling Today’s Young Athletes
By focusing on developmental stage and listening to young athletes’ concerns, RDs can develop the best nutrition plans to help them perform their best.
Protein Myths & Facts
Today’s Dietitian takes a deep dive into the fears and falsehoods surrounding this much-hyped macronutrient.
Cannabis Use for Treating Disease
Learn more about this controversial plant’s function, efficacy, and wide range of applications for chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, nausea, and cachexia.
Nutrition’s Impact on Menopause Timing
Can diet really influence whether menopause comes early, late, or at just the right time? Plenty of researchers have pondered this question, but the case is far from closed.
CPE Monthly: Predictors of Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
This continuing education course reviews the determinants of inadequate weight loss and/or weight regain after bariatric surgery. Early intervention by bariatric RDs who can identify the determinants of regain often can reduce patient risk of significant weight regain and also assist in patient selection among candidates seeking revision or conversion surgeries.
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March 2019 Issue
Nuts & Seeds
Encourage clients to crack into these tasty morsels that offer healthful fats, nutrients, and phytochemicals to fight chronic disease.
There’s some evidence for the health benefits causing its skyrocketing sales, but experts say there’s even more to be skeptical about.
For our 10th annual TD10 feature, Today’s Dietitian showcases 10 stellar RDs—including a holistic cannabis practitioner, a media maven, and a star in child nutrition—who stand above the rest in the profession.
Weight Bias in Dietetics Education
Stigma against people of size pervades US culture and dietetics education alike. Here’s an overview of the problems and how RDs can help solve them.
Forging Community Partnerships
Retail dietitians in supermarkets are getting out and about in their communities to drive sales and boost health.
CPE Monthly: Special Considerations for Youth With Diabetes
This continuing education course examines current research on trends in diabetes among youth, including prevalence, incidence, and risk of comorbid conditions. The course aims to provide dietitians with the tools necessary to assess and monitor youth with diabetes throughout the stages of childhood.
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February 2019 Issue
Sex, Gender, & CVD
Presentation of and risk factors for CVD can differ vastly between men and women. Arming clients with this vital information could save their lives.
Ethnic Cuisine — A Bridge to Health Equity
African Americans disproportionately experience preventable diseases such as type 2 diabetes. The good news? African heritage diets are some of the most nutritious on the planet and can empower African Americans to reclaim their health.
Hottest Trends in 'Natural' Food Products
Despite this label's lack of federal regulation, the "natural" food and beverage industry is booming. Stay up to date on the latest offerings in the category, and help clients understand what this term does (and doesn't) mean.
Meal Replacement Solutions
Drinks, powders, and bars that stand in for meals tout everything from weight loss to energy boosts, but many consumers need guidance on the most healthful products.
The Diet-Acne Connection
Do certain foods prevent or cause this pervasive skin condition? Here's a review of the latest science and tips for counseling clients.
CPE Monthly: Hypertension in Children and Adolescents
This continuing education course reviews current research regarding hypertension in children and defines the dietitian's role in screening, prevention, and management of the condition.
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January 2019 Issue
Celebrating 20 Years!
Today's Dietitian celebrates its 20th anniversary with a look back on the evolution of dietetics and the magazine's growth as your professional resource.
The Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss
Is it effective or just a fad? Learn the merits and drawbacks of this immensely popular eating pattern.
Sweeteners With Functional Benefits
Allulose and Palatinose offer more than just fewer calories and sweet taste; they may boost metabolic health as well.
Trends in Parenteral Nutrition
Each year brings with it updates to the field of parenteral nutrition; get caught up with the latest research.
Treating Eating Disorders in Grocery Stores
Dietitians can help patients with eating disorders make huge strides by providing real-time in-person or remote counseling while patients shop for groceries.
CPE Monthly: Prediabetes
This continuing education course reviews the diagnostic criteria and health risks associated with prediabetes. It also examines the current research on treatment and prevention strategies, including diet interventions, lifestyle modifications, dietary supplements, and prescription medications. In addition, RDs' important role in educating patients with prediabetes is highlighted.
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