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November/December 2023 Issue

Healthful Holiday Grazing Boards
The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and food, and grazing boards, aka appetizer or snack boards, encapsulate the experience. Learn about their versatility and convenience for hosting events and the blueprint for designing the perfect one for this festive season.

The New Weight Management Meds
Interest in antiobesity meds continues to rise. Discover the latest classes of weight management drugs, how they work, what’s on the horizon, and how RDs can advocate for their safety and efficacy.

Culinary Medicine for IBD
Treatment and management of inflammatory bowel disease is complex and individualized for every patient. But RDs can teach clients how to plan meals and cook foods that heal to improve nutrition and reduce symptom flare-ups.

Cultivated Meat
Companies are producing meat from animal-cell cultures and making it available for consumption. Today’s Dietitian examines what cultured meat is, how it’s made, the benefits to consumers and the environment, and where this trend has room to grow.

Personalized Nutrition and the Microbiome
With research expanding on the role the gut microbiota plays in overall health, how might it serve as a basis to make individualized nutrition recommendations to promote health? Learn where the current research stands and what needs further examination.

CPE Monthly: The Pegan Diet
This continuing education course explores the science behind the principles that guide the pegan diet, including the key role of fruits and vegetables, protein and fat sources, and regenerative eating.

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Heart Health

Food Labeling

Herbs & Spices

Leafy Greens

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Datebook

Culinary Corner



October 2023 Issue

Ready-to-Eat Breakfast Cereals
RTE cereals sit center stage on many breakfast tables, but not all of them are healthful. Take a deep dive into what they offer nutritionally and the brands that stand above the rest. After all, clients want to know.

Children & Sugar Consumption
While experts agree that limiting sweets is more beneficial to children’s health, overrestricting sugar intake may negatively impact their relationship with food long term and potentially lead to other unforeseen challenges.

Supplements & Cancer
A cancer diagnosis is scary for patients, often leading them to take additional nutrients, herbs, or botanicals. But RDs must know these remedies can cause adverse effects when combined with prescribed treatments.

Artificial Intelligence in MNT
AI technology is on the rise and making exciting inroads in medicine. Learn about the latest research, how it’s being used in health care, and its potential applications in dietetics.

Lifestyle Medicine’s Six Pillars
Nutrition. Physical activity. Strong social connections. RDs have an important part to play in encouraging patients to practice these lifestyle principles that have a long history of successfully fighting chronic disease.

CPE Monthly: Nutrition and Skin Health
This continuing education course reviews the relationship between nutrition and skin health and looks at research studies that investigate this relationship and nutrition’s effect on certain skin disorders.

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Children’s Health

Healthful Snacking

Probiotics

Pulses

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Fall Showcase

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Datebook

Culinary Corner



August/September 2023 Issue

Savor Denver’s Best Cuisine
Get your palates ready because FNCE® is coming to Denver. To prepare, find out about the best local spots to grab a bite to eat and experience the diverse international and local flavors of Colorado.

Plant-Based Diets & Diabetes
More research links plant-based diets with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and better management of type 1 and type 2. Discover how dietitians can use such dietary patterns to assist clients in meeting their health goals.

Diet’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease
Evidence is mounting in support of key nutrients and the overall diet that can lessen the severity of Parkinsonian signs and symptoms. Read about what early research suggests and how it may impact future recommendations.

Fresh Look at Family Meals
Food brings people together, but what are the long-term benefits of that togetherness? Today’s Dietitian examines the latest evidence regarding food, socialization, and mental well-being throughout the lifespan.

Today’s Dietitian 10th Annual Spring Symposium
TDcelebrated 10 years of providing symposia to RDs in the coastal city of Savannah. Check out the highlights and photo gallery. Hope to see you next year!

CPE Monthly: Nutrition Needs for Aging Adults
This continuing education course reviews the leading health concerns of older adults and their dietary needs, macronutrient and fluid recommendations, and plant-based and other diet solutions.

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Ancient Grains

Back to School

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June/July 2023 Issue

Sodium Reduction
Learn more about the World Health Organization’s recent report on lowering sodium intake and the link to CVD, as well as expert strategies on how to reduce consumption and save even more lives.

The Global Malnutrition Composite Score
CMS has included this new measure in its quality reporting program to help combat malnutrition in hospitalized patients. Learn what the composite score measures and how RDs can advocate for improved malnutrition care at their facilities.

Regenerative Agriculture
Defined as a philosophy and dynamic systems approach to land management, this agriculture practice from of old may be the path toward restoring soil and ecosystem health and maintaining a more sustainable and nutritious food supply for generations to come.

Food and Body Shaming
It’s a phenomenon that’s pervasive on social media platforms, in TV shows, in advertisements and the movies—and even in clinicians’ offices. Today’s Dietitian explains what this is, what’s driving it, and ways RDs can help stop it.

A Taste of Turkey
Today’s Dietitian explores the diverse, flavorful foods of this Mediterranean country. From biber salcasi and pişi to menemen and pogaca, the traditional foods and confections of Turkey comprise unique savory flavors and healthful ingredients not to be forgotten.

CPE Monthly: MNT for Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases
This continuing education course reviews nutrition interventions for common IRDs. Pharmacological and physical/occupational therapies also are addressed, as well as counseling strategies for clinicians.

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Children’s Health

Cultural Foods

Professional Development

Foodservice Menu Planning

Healthful Oils

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May 2023 Issue

North African Roots of the Med Diet
Mention the Med diet and thoughts of Italy or Greece may come to mind. But many of the food staples, spices, and flavorful dishes originated in the northern region of the Motherland. Find out more so you can better counsel clients.

The World of Aquatic Foods
Discover how nutritious and sustainable blue foods are and the certifications that can help clients choose safe, healthful options.

PCOS Across the Lifespan
The effects of polycystic ovary syndrome can be felt over a lifetime. Learn the origins of PCOS, how it may present in adolescence and postmenopause, and the role the gut microbiota plays in its development.

What’s Inside the New FTC Guidelines?
Learn what the latest protocols are for identifying and communicating express vs implied claims and how guidance is aimed to correct misunderstandings of scientific evidence in media ads.

The Gut-Endocannabinoid Axis
With increased use of cannabis, it’s important for RDs to understand the relationship between the gut microbiome and the endocannabinoid system, and the role cannabis may play in the functioning of the human body.

CPE Monthly: 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
This continuing education course examines the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans. From dietary recommendations for children aged 0-24 months to recommendations for pregnant and lactating women, there are several details RDs will want to explore to better assist clients.

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Community Matters

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Food Allergies

Digestive Health

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Datebook

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April 2023 Issue

Injury Prevention and Recovery
Through evidence-based nutrition interventions, explore how RDs can help treat bone and soft tissue injuries and prevent them in the future.

Discharge Planning for Parenteral Nutrition Patients
A step-by-step guide on how to prepare hospitalized patients on parenteral nutrition for a safe and seamless transition to the home setting.

Integrative Nutrition and Fertility
The ability to conceive is crucial for women wanting to start a family. Learn how taking a whole-person approach, which blends conventional and alternative therapies with nutrition, can treat female infertility and support a healthy pregnancy.

Ultraprocessed Foods
Here’s a primer on what they are, how much they’ve grown in popularity, their health effects, and strategies for counseling clients.

Diminished Appetite at End of Life
Loss of appetite is common among adults of advanced age. But dietitians have options to boost nutritional intake while helping families understand that sometimes focusing on comfort rather than nourishment is best for patients during the dying process.

CPE Monthly: Nutrition’s Role in Managing COVID-19
This continuing education course examines dietary nutrients and their potential immune-supportive role in preventing severe COVID-19 outcomes and how RDs can educate clients on evidence-based diet patterns.

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Soyfoods

Diabetes

Healthy Gut

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Spring Showcase

Datebook

Culinary Corner

March 2023 Issue

Zero-Proof Beverages
Decreased alcohol consumption has spurred a generation of the ‘sober curious’ and an ever-increasing variety of low- and no-alcohol beverages mimicking the taste and smell of the real thing.

TD10
In Today’s Dietitian’s 14th annual showcase of dedicated and deserving dietitians, this year’s winners display incredible achievements that are making a huge difference in dietetics.

Functional Foods on Restaurant Menus
From açaí bowls and beetroot juice to wellness shots and vegan burgers, functional foods have become all the rage, adding flavor and healthfulness to menu offerings across the country.

Immune Health in Older Adults
Today’s Dietitian explores the complexities of the immune system and the latest research on the role nutrition plays in boosting immune health in seniors and the products on the market that claim to help.

Social Media Pseudoscience
False diet and nutrition information on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram peddled by unqualified influencers is rampant. Learn more about what’s being circulated and how to combat it.

CPE Monthly: The Role of Nutrition in ADHD
This continuing education course details the relationship between ADHD and nutrition status and discusses the efficacy of various nutrition strategies for managing symptoms.

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Infant Nutrition

Home Health Care

Nuts + Seeds

Focus on Fitness

Heart Health

Health Matters

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Research Briefs

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Datebook

Culinary Corner



February 2023 Issue

Biomarkers for Cardio Health
New biomarkers are being studied to assess patient risk of CVD and determine their role in diagnosing and managing patients.

Protein Requirements for Seniors
Research shows this essential macronutrient is especially important for older adults to maintain and support muscle health well into their later years. Learn how much they really need plus strategies for effective nutrition counseling.

The Diabetes Plate Method for Cultural Diets
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary for clients and patients, but a balanced plate, regardless of culture, can go a long way in managing the condition.

Plant-Based Fish & Seafood
As concerns about climate change and sustainability increase, science is generating new, innovative, and environmentally conscious ways for consumers to enjoy alternative seafood options made to resemble and taste like the real thing.

Nutrition’s Link to Sleep Quality
Dietary patterns play a large role in whether clients get enough Zs. Learn more about what nutrients and foods can help ensure a restful and refreshing night’s sleep.

CPE Monthly: Updated Guidelines for Low-Sodium Diets
This continuing education course examines updated guidelines for low-sodium diets for the general population and those with chronic conditions.

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Overweight/Obesity

Healthful Fats

Dietary Fiber

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January 2023 Issue

Culinary Medicine
RDs are teaching med students and physicians about this exciting evidence-based field so they can masterfully blend the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine.

Navigating Sustainability With Confidence
Today’s Dietitian takes a fresh look at the continued growth of the sustainability movement and explains how dietitians can make informed decisions about the products they buy and recommend to clients.

Snacking With Intention
Munching on snacks in between meals is on the rise. Encourage clients to make more nutritious choices while teaching them habits of mindfulness.

Nutrition & Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Here’s an update on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and how diet and nutrition play a role in its prevention and treatment.

Body Positivity in Dietetics Practice
The term has strayed from its original meaning, harkening back to the 1960s social justice movements. Learn how it has evolved and ways to effectively counsel clients.

CPE Monthly: Eye Health and Nutrition
This continuing education course explores the role of nutrition in visual development and healthy vision as well as nutritional factors in prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, dry eye disease, and visual complications of diabetes.

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Probiotics

Functional Foods

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Datebook

Fresh Ideas Showcase

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