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In the April issue

Soyfoods and cancer protection

The gluten-free vegetarian diet

Pros and cons of ergogenic aids

Probiotics and inflammatory bowel disease

Do high antioxidant values guarantee better health?
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Editor's E-Note
Battling Childhood Obesity

Much has been done at the federal and state levels to help lower the rate and the risk of childhood obesity, but many would agree there’s still more work to be done. To continue the fight, the Public Health Department of Santa Clara County, California, has developed a program called the Childhood Feeding Collaborative to train healthcare professionals and teach parents the skills they need to instill healthful eating habits in their kids during the early childhood years—when it counts the most.

This month’s E-News Exclusive discusses the program, how it began, and the inroads it has made in the fight against childhood obesity. After reading the article, make sure you visit our website at www.TodaysDietitian.com. You’ll find the digital edition of the March issue plus the latest news and information that’s relevant and reliable to daily practice.

From the staff of Today’s Dietitian, we'd like to say Happy National Nutrition Month to all of you. Nutrition professionals work hard and enjoy helping clients and patients live healthier lives. This is a special time to celebrate you and all the rewarding work you do.

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
Pediatric Healthcare Organizations Partner
to Prevent Childhood Obesity

By Karen Giles Smith, MS, RD

“The ‘crisis of child overweight’ is actually a crisis of feeding and parenting in the broad sense, in that we are all responsible for our children. Child overweight is symptomatic of that crisis.”
— Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD

When it comes to raising children—including feeding them—parents do the best they can to help them grow up happily and healthfully. But a lack of knowledge and skill about child feeding can derail best intentions and hinder rather than foster a child’s ability to eat well.

Negative feeding behaviors, such as pressuring children to eat or restricting food, are becoming more common. According to research, 85% of parents interfere with their child’s eating.1 As a result, feeding problems such as obesity, anemia, dental caries, and nonorganic failure to thrive are on the rise.

Program Set in Motion
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if parents were taught proper feeding practices at an early stage in their child’s development? That’s exactly what the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in California set out to do to reduce known risk factors for obesity. The result is a countywide child-feeding intervention program called the Childhood Feeding Collaborative.

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Tech & Tools
Free App Provides Great Restaurant Deals
TangoTab, a free online mobile app, will allow clients to search and get exclusive offers at their favorite restaurants. All they have to do is claim the offer, visit the restaurant, and enjoy. Learn more »

Easy Gluten-Free Living
A free, educational app by Visual Identity Group, Inc provides information, recipes, and tracking journals to help clients eat a more balanced gluten-free diet.
Learn more »
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Continuing Education
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CPE Monthly
Learn about the cancer, diabetes, and heart disease link 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!

In conjunction with National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, on Thursday, May 23, the Today’s Dietitian CE Learning Library and Becky Dorner & Associates will present an exclusive 1-credit webinar, "Gluten Free Diets & Celiac Disease," presented by expert and best-selling author Shelley Case, RD. The webinar will be moderated by Becky Dorner, RD, and will feature a review of symptoms, associated disorders, complications; serological and genetic testing; gluten-free diet guidelines; gluten-free labeling regulations; nutritional challenges; and practical resources.
Other Nutrition News
Calcium, Vitamin D Get Thumbs-Down From Task Force
A USA Today article discusses how the US Preventive Services Task Force has indicated that healthy postmenopausal women shouldn’t take low-dose vitamin D and calcium supplements in the hopes of protecting their bones.

Antioxidants in Coffee, Tea May Not Help Prevent Dementia, Stroke
A new study, discussed on CNN.com, shows drinking coffee and tea rich in antioxidants may not lower a person’s risk of developing dementia or having a stroke.
Field Notes
Sitting Time Associated With Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases
The more you sit, the higher your risk of chronic diseases.

Richard Rosenkranz, PhD, an assistant professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, examined the associations of sitting time and chronic diseases in middle-aged Australian men in a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The research is part of the 45 and Up Study, the largest long-term study of aging in Australia, involving more than 267,000 people. Read More »

Circadian Clock Linked to Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Attack
Disruption in the body’s circadian rhythm can lead not only to obesity, but it also can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

That is the conclusion of the study published in Current Biology, the first to show definitively that insulin activity is controlled by the body’s circadian biological clock. Read More »