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Global Weight Gain More Damaging Than Rising Numbers
Researchers say that increasing levels of fatness around the world could have the same impact on global resources as an extra 1 billion people, BBC reports.

Athletes on a Vegan Diet
The New York Times interviews three experts about why—and whether—active individuals should consider giving up meat and animal products.
Editor's E-Note
Benefits of School Gardens

School gardens are a hot topic these days in nutrition research and the dietetics community. Elementary and middle schools that have developed school gardens with the help of RDs are using them as part of their curriculum to teach children where food comes from and the health benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Thus far, experts say the concept has great potential to shape healthful eating habits in school-age kids that may last a lifetime.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian interviewed an expert RD who’s seen firsthand the positive effects of integrating school gardens into a curriculum. The article provides resources for RDs interested in developing school garden programs in their districts.

Like many of you, the Today’s Dietitian team will be heading to Indianapolis to attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition from August 1 to 4 at the Indiana Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you again, so please stop by booth 1211 to say hello.

Meanwhile, be sure to visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at www.TodaysDietitian.com. You’ll find the digital issue of the magazine and the latest news and information that’s relevant and reliable to daily practice. We welcome your feedback at TDeditor@gvpub.com. Enjoy the e-newsletter and follow Today’s Dietitian on Facebook and Twitter!

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Bringing a Garden to a School Near You
By Christin L. Seher, MS, RD, LD

Research shows school gardens can have lasting effects on children’s eating habits.

As the 2012 presidential election draws near, it’s no surprise to see candidates and their wives in the media touting their messages to the public. What is surprising is that lately First Lady Michelle Obama’s message hasn’t been about her husband’s reelection campaign; rather, her message has focused on gardening and its health benefits. Using the recent release of her first book, American Grown, Obama is reinforcing the role gardening can have in resolving the childhood obesity epidemic.

The First Lady isn’t alone in her belief that fresh fruits and vegetables, sustainably grown, can have a positive impact on children’s health. The last decade has seen a growing trend whereby gardens are making their way into local schools and communities, with a substantial body of research to back up their positive effects.

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In the August issue

Diabetes and the patient-centered medical home model

Infant/toddler nutrition and obesity prevention

Dairy substitutes

Insights of supermarket RDs
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Timberline KnollsShort-Term Intensive Weight-Loss Program Valid Alternative to Bariatric Surgery

A study by a team of clinicians and researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has shown for the first time that patients with diabetes who enrolled in a short-term intensive weight management program were able to lose weight and keep it off on their own for four years. The findings suggest an alternative course to bariatric surgery in the fight against type 2 diabetes.

The study, presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions, strongly counters the popular view that people generally can’t maintain weight loss achieved during lifestyle intervention programs for the long term.

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AADE Conference Preview
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition is scheduled for August 1 through August 4 in Indianapolis. AADE12 is recognized as the largest gathering of diabetes educators and other nutrition professionals who will have the privilege of attending various educational sessions and special events, exploring the exhibit hall of more than 300 participating companies, engaging in networking opportunities, and taking in the sites of the city.

This year’s theme, “Power of Partnership,” emphasizes that diabetes self-care doesn’t involve the patient alone. Diabetes care entails teamwork that includes patients, CDEs, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the highlights:

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Tech & Tools
Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide App
Designed to tell consumers what’s in the food they eat so they can avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs), this free app features a list of the brands and products enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. Learn more »

All-in Pedometer App Monitors Workouts
Use this app to get your clients steppin’ by turning their mobile device into a pedometer with the ability to set manageable goals, be it a daily objective or one carried out through the short term. Learn more »
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