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In the January issue

Top nutrition-related trends
of the past 15 years

Strategies to solve hospital malnutrition

Is BMI an indicator of weight status?

Living gluten free with type 1 diabetes

Top five leadership skills for 2014
Editor's E-Note
The Truth About Fruit Juice

If your clients have shopped for juices lately at their local supermarket, they’ve probably noticed there are so many varieties that it’s impossible to count them all. Aside from apple, orange, cranberry, and grape, there’s pomegranate, blueberry, cherry, açaí, passionfruit, goji berry, elderberry, and countless others—and that’s not counting the combination juices. In addition, these flavors are available as 100% fruit juices, fruit juice cocktails, and exotic and organic blends in the frozen food and refrigerated sections as well as in the center of most grocery stores. Plus, many are fortified with essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

But many clients and patients may question whether they can rely solely on fruit juices to meet their daily requirements for fruit consumption. In this month’s E-News Exclusive, RDs interviewed by Today’s Dietitian answer this question.

After reading the article, visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at www.TodaysDietitian.com. You’ll find great 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!

— Judith Riddle, editor
E-News Exclusive
Raising a Glass to 100% Fruit Juice
By Lori Zanteson

From apple to passion fruit and pomegranate to tangerine, supermarket shelves are brimming with fruit juices made with all-natural flavors and exotic blends. In fact, juices have become so popular that they’re squeezing out soft drinks and other healthful beverage competitors.

Led by 100% fruit juices touting healthful ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the global juice industry was worth $84 billion in 2010 and is expected to exceed $92 billion by 2015, according to MarketLine, a global business research company.

Driven by consumer demand for more healthful foods and beverages, 100% fruit juices never have been so enticing. However, as with any dietary trend, it’s important to look beyond what’s often considered marketing hype to determine whether these products truly are healthful. Here, dietitians share their views on the value of 100% fruit juice and the ways in which they counsel clients to include them into a healthful diet.

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Tech & Tools
Super Size Me App
The Super Size Me app includes nutrition information for eateries such as Chili's, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Olive Garden, Taco Bell, and McDonald's. Users input a meal and can view just what percentage of daily allowances the food contains. Learn more »

Rethinking School Lunch Guide
The same Rethinking School Lunch Guide that provides ideas and strategies for changing your school meal programs now is available for free for the Apple iPad. Learn more »
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Continuing Education
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Recently Posted
Missed our webinar "Dietitians Investing in the Blogosphere" presented by Robin Plotkin, RD, LD? Now you have a second chance to learn how to utilize social media, specifically the blogging community, to generate free press and additional referrals and to improve your bottom line with our free recorded version!

Coming Soon
We'll be posting a free recorded version of our webinar "New Year, New Attitudes: Resolutions for Counseling Weight Management," presented by Susan Burke March, RD, LD, CDE, on December 12, 2013, as soon as possible to make all the great information presented and the continuing education credit available to all professionals.

Visit CE.TodaysDietitian.com/Webinars to view all available options and be sure to check out the Webinars and Associated Materials section of our Reference Shelf for webinar handouts!
Conference Wrap-Up
Reflecting on FNCE
By Densie Webb, PhD, RD

Biotechnology, plant-based foods, and gluten free were some of the hottest trends at this year’s expo.

For the first time, Houston hosted the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). Roughly 7,000 food and nutrition professionals and students gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center in late October to sample new and innovative foods, listen to presentations by international health and nutrition experts, and exchange ideas and information during the four-day meeting—and occasionally spot bright-red cowboy boots.

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Other Nutrition News
Crayons Down, Forks Up
A new obesity prevention initiative by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health seeks to teach children who can’t yet spell the names of their fruits and vegetables to love them and eat them every day, The New York Times reports.

The Surgical Fountain of Youth
According to a Los Angeles Times article, a new study suggests that following bariatric surgery, some patients show signs of being biologically younger.
Field Notes
Vegetable Protein Consumption May Help
Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

Increased consumption of vegetable protein was linked with prolonged survival among kidney disease patients in a new study. The findings recently were presented at ASN Kidney Week in Atlanta.

Due to poor kidney function, toxins that normally are excreted in the urine can build up in the blood of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Research shows that compared with animal protein, vegetable protein intake in patients is linked with lower production of such toxins. However, it’s unclear whether consuming more vegetable protein prolongs CKD patients’ lives.

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