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In the March issue

The nutritional value of milk proteins

Mindful eating for weight loss
and chronic disease management

Plant-based diets
and gestational diabetes

Fourth annual recognition
of 10 extraordinary RDs
Editor's E-Note
Matters of the Heart
As you begin American Heart Month with greater zeal to counsel patients about cardiovascular disease prevention, pay special attention to clients who have been newly diagnosed with heart disease. They’re more likely to need extra hand holding and emotional support than those who have been living with the condition longer and who have overcome some formidable challenges.

This month’s E-News Exclusive offers strategies for counseling patients who have just been diagnosed with heart disease. The article discusses what to do during the initial visit, how to review clients’ eating habits and make recommendations, and ways to focus on the positive, not the negative.

After reading the article, make sure you visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at www.TodaysDietitian.com. You’ll find the digital issue of the magazine plus 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.

— Judith Riddle, editor
E-News Exclusive
Counseling Tips for Newly Diagnosed Heart Disease Patients
By Lenora Dannelke

Once clients or patients have been diagnosed with heart disease, dietitians have the delicate but rewarding task of discussing the dietary and lifestyle changes they will need to make to reverse the disease or at least prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It comprises multiple conditions, such as congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke, which require specific nutritional recommendations. RDs need to communicate these recommendations as clearly and simply as possible to maximize patient comprehension and adherence.

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Tech & Tools
App for Fighting Cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched a free, easy-to-use iPhone app that provides recipes and nutrition information cancer patients can search in accordance with their needs. The recipes also are helpful to anyone who wants to eat a healthful diet. Learn more »

Smart Fork Helps Clients
Lose Weight

An electronic fork called the HAPIfork can help clients monitor and track their eating habits. It can alert them when they’re eating too fast, how long it took to eat their meal, and the amount of fork servings taken per minute. Learn more »
Gift Shop
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Other Nutrition News
Precautions Urged for Drivers With Diabetes
Studies show drivers with diabetes are 12% to 19% more likely than other drivers to have a car accident, according to a New York Times article.

Alliance of Big City School Districts
Aims for More Healthful Meals

A Los Angeles Times article discusses how LA Unified and five other school districts are striving to make wholesome food a national standard as well as working on biodegradable trays and utensils.
Continuing Education
In conjunction with National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, on Thursday, May 23, the Today’s Dietitian CE Learning Library will present an exclusive 1-credit webinar, Gluten Free Diets & Celiac Disease, presented by expert and best-selling author Shelley Case, RD. To add even more professional star power to the program, this webinar will be moderated by another well-known expert, speaker and author Becky Dorner, RD.

CPE Monthly
Learn about insulin pumps in diabetes management in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the CPE Monthly article, take the 10-question online test at CE.TodaysDietitian.com, and earn two CPEUs!

A "Hearty" CE Special for You in February!

In honor of American Heart Month, take one of these courses related to heart health in the CE Learning Library and save 14% all month long:

Functional Foods to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2020, 4040, 6020; Level 2

Sudden Cardiac Death — Adopting a Healthful Lifestyle Can Save Clients' Lives
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4040, 5090, 5160, 5460; Level 2
Field Notes
Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques
Found in Alzheimer's

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Read More »

Workshop to Advance Your Business and Communication Skills
Join the Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC) Dietetic Practice Group for its first annual DBC Communications Camp in Napa Valley, California, on March 8 and 9. During the two-day intensive workshop, dietitians will learn the latest trends and cutting-edge communications and business skills needed to take their careers to the next level. Read More »

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