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April 2021 Issue

Soy Antinutrients
Is consumer concern about these plant food compounds warranted, or is eschewing them just part of another fad?

Electrolytes’ Role in Optimal Hydration
Inadequate fluid and electrolyte replacement can be deleterious to athletic performance. Find out how to help athletes navigate current guidelines and the market of electrolyte products.

Pregnancy Weight Gain
With obesity associated with negative health outcomes for developing fetuses and mothers-to-be, it’s prudent for RDs to know what’s appropriate weight gain during pregnancy and how to counsel clients.

The “Magic” of Matcha
This vividly hued tea variety has found its way into lattes, ice cream, curry, baked goods, and more, not just because of its earthy flavor but also its purported health benefits. Popular as it may be, does it live up to the hype?

Cranberry Products & UTIs
In light of FDA approval of new qualified health claims set to appear on some cranberry products, Today’s Dietitian revisits the positive relationship between these foods and urinary tract infections.

CPE Monthly: Aphrodisiac Foods
This continuing education course reviews the potential for food to be used as an aphrodisiac, including history and traditional uses and modern-day research about food’s ability to boost libido and enhance sexual health.

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Cognitive Health

Culinary Education

Infant Nutrition

The Retail RD

Focus on Fitness

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Health Matters

Research Brief

Datebook

Culinary Corner

 

March 2021 Issue

Medicinal Mushrooms
Like so many other botanicals, mushrooms are enjoying the mantle of functional and/or adaptogenic ingredients, especially in the form of powders and extracts in beverages and supplements. Do the claims hold any water?

TD10
In our 12th year of recognizing dedicated and deserving dietitians, Today’s Dietitian highlights some of the best and the brightest RDs who are advancing diversity and health equity, and exceptional patient care in all settings, including public and community health, and more.

COVID-19 and the Role of Micronutrients
The evidence is stronger for some than others, but several micronutrients may have surprising significance in helping to prevent coronavirus infection and severe COVID-19 complications.

Plant-Based Labels & Certifications
There’s no broad agreement as to what “plant-based” means, so, naturally, front-of-pack labels bearing this claim have created some confusion. Here’s how some organizations are trying to bring clarity and formal certification to these seals.

The Flexitarian Diet
Looking for a diet that focuses on plants without the restrictions of vegetarianism or veganism, some consumers and RDs have carved out an eating pattern on the plant-based continuum that still may benefit health and the environment.

CPE Monthly: Understanding Lectins
This continuing education course examines lectins’ potential negative effects on the digestive tract and possible role in inflammation, as well as any positive effects their consumption may have.

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Dynamics of Diabetes

Legumes

Senior Wellness

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February 2021 Issue

Heart Health & COVID-19
Cardiovascular damage is a serious, often-overlooked, and potentially permanent complication of COVID-19. Knowledgeable RDs can help improve patient care with good nutrition.

Cultural Humility in Food & Nutrition
Part of making the food system more equitable and nutrition counseling more effective is stepping out of the way and letting individuals from various cultures speak for themselves.

Breakfast Bowls
These popular dishes can include almost any food, meaning they easily can go from a nutritious and filling start to the day to an unhealthful fast-food dish. Here’s how to counsel clients.

Update on Osteoporosis
Today’s Dietitian takes a look at the latest research on preventing and treating this all-too-common bone disease.

Nutrition Support in Lyme Disease Treatment
While much of the evidence still is emerging, there’s some optimism to be had for nutrition’s role in supporting relief of Lyme disease symptoms.

CPE Monthly: Cancer and the Alkaline Diet
This continuing education course examines the relationship between cancer and the alkaline diet through the lens of cellular metabolism and compares common restrictions of the diet with evidence-based recommendations.

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January 2021 Issue

Climate-Friendly Eating
As leaders and experts in food and nutrition, RDs have the power and responsibility to help clients shift toward health-promoting and environmentally sound dietary patterns.

Nutrition Counseling During COVID-19
As the novel coronavirus pandemic drags on into 2021, dietitians reflect on how their practices, messaging, and counseling strategies have evolved.

Social Media’s Latest Happenings
With social media, the only constant is change, and it can be tough for even the most tech-savvy RDs to keep up. Here’s the latest on the platforms and how to use them.

Shaping Better Nutrition Messages
Some longstanding but nonspecific nutrition messages may do more harm than good if RDs don’t break them down for clients. Here’s how the dietetics community can do better.

Diet’s Role in Opioid Recovery
Can good nutrition really influence recovery from opioid use disorder? Today’s Dietitian looks at the current evidence and future directions for research and counseling.

CPE Monthly: Health Benefits of Seeds
This continuing education course examines the role seeds play in the modern diet, reviews nutrition content of seed categories, and explores potential health benefits of including these foods in the diet.

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