2019 Article Archive
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November/December 2019 Issue
Heart-Healthy Holiday Eating
Managing CVD over the holidays doesn’t have to be bland or unfulfilling. Sticking to small portions of what clients truly love and including lighter, produce-packed dishes means they can enjoy time with family and friends with less guilt.
Game-Changing Meds for Severe Hypoglycemia
The world of emergency treatments for severe hypoglycemia has been the same-old, same-old for more than half a century, but that suddenly has changed. Discover three innovative drugs on the market and others in the pipeline.
The Impact of Exercise on the Brain
It’s no secret that huffing and puffing is good for the heart, joints, and other body systems. But physical activity can change the brain’s structure, leading to improved mental wellness and cognition, too.
Frozen Foods Get a Makeover
Forget the rock-hard lasagna with dozens of unpronounceable ingredients—frozen foods are back in style with sustainable and fresh components, plant-forward dishes, creative spice combinations, and global flavors.
CPE Monthly: Preexisting Diabetes in Pregnancy
This continuing education course examines the nutritional needs of women with preexisting diabetes who become pregnant. It uses current evidence-based practice to provide diet, weight, and physical activity recommendations for RDs to support their role as active members of the health care team.
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October 2019 Issue
Alternative pastas made from spiralized veggies, veggie powders, beans, and/or lentils are rising stars as consumers increase protein and decrease carbohydrate intakes. But are they more nutritious than wheat pastas?
The FDA’s New EPA/DHA Health Claim
Fish, seafood, and EPA/DHA supplement producers now have the green light to add a qualified health claim for hypertension to these products’ packaging. Is this messaging a boon for consumers’ hearts, or are the purported health benefits still a little fishy?
Anorexia and the Gut Microbiome
Causes of eating disorders typically are debated in terms of genetics vs the environment, but the latest research shows a possible link between anorexia and the gut microbiome.
The Balance Between Plant and Animal Foods
While many see these categories of protein as being at odds, using them as complements within a healthful eating pattern can be a ticket to a nutrient-rich diet.
Pain — The Role of Nutrition
A diet chock-full of anti-inflammatory foods and nutrients may ease the all-too-common woes of chronic pain.
CPE Monthly: Implications of Body Figure Awareness
This continuing education course examines the health implications of body figure awareness and compares and contrasts this self-concept among adults, adolescents, children, and racial/ethnic groups as it relates to weight management.
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September 2019 Issue
Philly’s Best Cuisine
FNCE®’s coming up in the City of Brotherly Love, so make your reservations, pack your bags, and get in line for a Whiz wit (or wit out, if you prefer).
Stroke in Younger Adults
These cardiovascular events are occurring, tragically, in ever-growing numbers of younger Americans. Learn what’s behind this increase and how lifestyle changes can help.
Produce-Packed Meals & Snacks
Share these flavorful and inventive—but easy—ways families can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into dishes and snacks.
The Power of Pulses
Lentils, peas, and beans, oh my! Today’s Dietitian explores these delicious staples and their health benefits for both clients and the environment.
New Blood Test to Diagnose IBS
There’s a new diagnostic in town for irritable bowel syndrome that could prevent years of painful symptoms and misdiagnoses—but does it work?
CPE Monthly: Health Benefits of Apples
This continuing education course examines the nutritional content of apples, exploring their potential role in moderating chronic diseases, culinary uses for the fruit, and practical guidelines for recommending apples to patients.
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August 2019 Issue
Green Tea Catechins
Does the science on this popular and ancient beverage’s antioxidant compounds measure up to the hype?
Nutrition & Academic Performance
Take out your pencils and notebooks and get educated on how nutrition impacts cognition, brain development, and academic performance in school-aged children.
Popular Weight Loss Programs
How do commercial diet programs and products stack up against one another, and what should RDs tell clients who want to follow them?
The Link Between ZZZs & Eats
Clients’ food choices can impact their nightly trip to dreamland much more than they might expect.
Thinking Critically About Nutrition
Clients’ critical thinking failures contribute to many of their nutrition missteps and misunderstandings, but RDs can harness behavioral science to stem the tide.
CPE Monthly: Clean Eating: What Does It Really Mean?
This continuing education course reviews the ambiguity of the term “clean eating,” explores the various interpretations that have emerged, and examines the evidence for and against claims pertaining to clean eating. It also highlights the need for RDs to determine what outcomes their clients hope to achieve through clean eating and how to help them meet their needs using an evidence-based approach.
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July 2019 Issue
The Power of Produce
Take the “eat more fruits and veggies” record off the turntable and pump up your clients’ produce intake with new research and strategies.
Creating Your Personal Brand
This daunting task is made simple with advice from entrepreneurial experts that will help you take that big leap into self-employment.
Today’s Dietitian’s 6th Annual Spring Symposium
With spectacular sessions and more attendees than ever before, our latest symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona, brought a smorgasbord of information—and the party!—to the desert.
Guest Commentary: Confronting Implicit Bias
This process of awareness, education, and appropriate action is the key to equitable diabetes care and outcomes.
ADA’s 2019 Nutrition Therapy Consensus Report
The latest Consensus Report from the American Diabetes Association provides an overview of what’s new in nutrition guidance for people with diabetes and prediabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes and Black Women
An understanding of their unique cultural differences can help reduce disparities and lead to better health outcomes.
Nutritional Factors in Type 1 Diabetes Development
Today’s Dietitian provides an evaluation of the research on this condition, including studies on environmental and dietary factors.
Preparing the College-Bound for Diabetes Self-Care
As young adults across the country prepare to head to college, RDs can help them manage diabetes independently.
Exercise and Gestational Diabetes
Physical activity can help prevent or treat this deleterious pregnancy complication.
CPE Monthly: SNAP: An Overview
This continuing education course provides a brief history of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and describes the current program, its impacts, and its challenges, and discusses future considerations.
Focus on Fitness
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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