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Editor's e-Note
Transforming Supermarket Shoppers

Supermarket dietitians across the country are celebrating National Nutrition Month® and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day by providing nutrition education to shoppers, developing food sampling programs, hosting cooking demonstrations and health and wellness events, and promoting healthful recipes. But while these activities proliferate this month, keep in mind there are many in-store RDs who are engaged in similar programs all throughout the year in various sections of the supermarket.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian speaks with a handful of supermarket RDs who have developed a variety of in-store programs specifically to boost fruit and vegetable consumption among shoppers and teach them how to incorporate them in various recipes.

After reading the article, visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at to read the digital edition of the March issue, which includes articles on how supermarket RDs are celebrating nutrition, the health benefits of nuts and seeds, nutrition and the endurance runner, and medical and recreational marijuana use. In addition, we’re publishing our seventh annual TD10 feature, which boasts profiles of the top 10 dietitians you helped nominate for their remarkable work in dietetics.

Please enjoy the E-Newsletter and give us your feedback at, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

— Judith Riddle, editor
e-News Exclusive
Boosting Produce Consumption
By Lindsey Getz

Supermarket dietitians are leading the way.

Supermarket dietitians continue to play a valuable role encouraging in-store shoppers to purchase more healthful products and increase intake of fruits and vegetables. To that end, some in-store RDs are developing creative merchandising strategies, attention-grabbing signage, and food sampling programs to lure shoppers to the produce aisle.

In light of National Nutrition Month® and the spring season fast approaching, Today’s Dietitian speaks with some supermarket dietitians about their efforts to inspire shoppers to enter the produce section, sample what they’ve never tasted before, and reacquaint themselves with the health benefits of daily fruit and vegetable consumption.

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Other News
Improving Nutrition Labeling on Food
The FDA plans to make nutrition labels more useful for consumers, but some groups want to go even further, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Types of Meditation That Don’t Require Sitting Still
Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn’t always mean sitting in lotus pose with your eyes closed, according to The Huffington Post.
Tech & Tools
Convenient and Personalized Yoga
and Training Apps

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Vegetarian/Vegan Guide to Eating Out
The HappyCow app (, available for iOS and Android, is based on the popular online vegetarian/vegan restaurant/store finder. Wherever users are, they can open the app and find the closest vegan, vegetarian, or vegetarian-friendly restaurants and stores, according to chosen parameters. With listings of restaurants and shops around the world, plant-based eaters can find somewhere to eat wherever they are. Learn more »
Continuing Education
Learn about premenstrual syndrome and the role genetics, environment, and diet may play in its onset in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the CPE Monthly article, take the 10-question online test at, and earn two CPEUs!

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2016 Today's Dietitian Spring Symposium
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Join us in Orlando May 15-18 for an engaging continuing education experience where nutrition professionals like yourself can earn up to 20 continuing education credits for recertification and career development.

We’re excited to announce that the full schedule for the 2016 Spring Symposium is now available here. *Schedule is subject to change.

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Field Notes
New Recommendations on Gluten Introduction to Prevent Celiac Disease

Based on new evidence, the age of introduction of gluten into the infant diet—or the practice of introducing gluten during breast-feeding—doesn’t reduce the risk of celiac disease in infants at risk, according to a position paper of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). The statement appears in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Contrary to previous advice, gluten may be introduced anytime between four to 12 completed months of age, the updated recommendations state. Although breast-feeding should be promoted for its other well-established health benefits, current evidence suggests that neither any breast-feeding nor breast-feeding during gluten introduction can reduce the risk of celiac disease.

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program

Busting the Top 10 Carb Myths

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines

Home Health Care—Dietitians at the Forefront
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