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Editor's e-Note
Meatless Monday Update

The Meatless Monday campaign has become quite popular over the past several years and recently has updated its implementation guides for various foodservice operations to make it even more successful.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian (TD) interviews the brass of The Monday Campaigns, explains what the new guides contain and the role RDs have in spreading the message about Meatless Monday among clients and patients and the foodservice community.

After reading the article, visit TD’s website at to read the digital edition of the October issue, which includes articles on counseling vegan clients, A2 beta-casein in milk, nutrigenomics, and graphic design for improved patient care.

It was great seeing you at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™. Don’t forget to check out where you can read and comment on blogs written by RDs for RDs on timely topics.

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
Implementing Meatless Monday in School
and University Foodservice Operations

By Hadley Turner

With government food, nutrition, and health programs constantly at risk of being cut from the federal budget, there’s never been a more important time for health initiatives and education to come from private organizations. The Monday Campaigns is a nonprofit organization behind a variety of health initiatives that encourage the public to reduce stress, move more, eat more healthfully, and quit smoking, but likely their best-known initiative is Meatless Monday, a campaign that encourages individuals to go meatless one day per week. But Meatless Monday isn’t confined to only the home dinner table; foodservice facilities such as schools and hospitals have implemented Meatless Monday programs as well.

This past spring, the Meatless Monday campaign released updated versions of their Meatless Monday Implementation Guides for K-12 schools and college and university foodservice programs. The guides provide full instructions and materials for foodservice professionals who want to begin and promote Meatless Monday programs at their schools.

Full story »
Field Notes
Protein Supplement May Help Repair Muscles in Older Adults

Whey protein supplements aren’t just for gym buffs, according to new research from McMaster University. When taken on a regular basis, a combination of these and other ingredients in a ready-to-drink formula have been found to greatly improve the physical strength of a growing cohort: senior citizens.

The deterioration of muscle mass and strength that’s a normal part of aging—known as sarcopenia—can increase the risk of falls, metabolic disorders, and the need for assisted living, researchers say.

“Older people who do little to prevent the progression of sarcopenia drift toward a state where they find activities of daily living, like rising from a chair or ascending stairs, very difficult or maybe impossible,” says lead scientist Stuart Phillips, PhD, a professor in the department of kinesiology and member of McMaster’s Institute for Research on Aging.

Read more »
In this e-Newsletter
Other News
Tennessee School District to Continue to Serve More Healthful School Lunches
Knox County, Tennessee, public schools have chosen to continue serving more healthful meals, ignoring the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era nutrition standards, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Is Nutrition Science Really Confusing?
An article published in The Atlantic cites media coverage of the PURE study to discuss why the science of healthful eating appears confusing, but really isn’t.
Secrets to Creating Systems From Successful Entrepreneurs
Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT

Nutrition entrepreneurs wear many hats. They’re a C-suite in one—business operations, financing, marketing, project management, and administration—and that’s before doing the actual dietitian job. With so many moving parts, having systems in place is crucial.

How Much Time Are You Wasting?
Working for yourself requires discipline. Awareness of where your time is being spent is key. Apps such as Moment and BreakFree track smartphone usage, deliver the bad news of how much time you’re wasting, and help set boundaries. Dietitian coach Katie Proctor, MBA, RDN, offers a free productivity worksheet to assess income- and nonincome-producing activities.

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Dietitians’ Favorite Holiday Recipes

Children Changing the Face of Type 2 Diabetes

Choline Under the Microscope

Frozen Dessert Innovations

The Celebrated DASH Diet
Continuing Education
Learn about the science behind fish oil supplements in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the CPE Monthly article, take the 10-question online test at, and earn two CEUs!

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Recorded Webinars

Reimbursement: Removing the Mystery of Getting Paid for Nutrition Services
In this 1 CEU recorded webinar presented by Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, participants will assess the pros and cons of taking insurance, learn the processes for getting started with credentialing, benefits verification, and claim submissions. Attendees will receive information on resources and tools for reimbursement, and troubleshooting tips for common roadblocks encountered with insurance companies. This session will primarily focus on working with private pay insurance companies, while addressing some Medicare basics. Register Now »

Behind the Headlines: Ethical and Socially Responsible Communications
This complimentary 1 CEU recorded webinar presented by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN, LD, will focus on navigating the challenges of professional ethics with a road map to responsible communications, even if evidence conflicts with personal beliefs; including tips on translating science into sensible sound bites and creating messages that resonate with consumers in a wide range of outlets from television to social media to consumer communications. Sponsored and accredited by Milk Means More (United Dairy Industry of Michigan). Register Now »

Concepts and Controversy: Dietary Recommendations for Cardiovascular Disease
This complimentary 1.5 CEU joint Becky Dorner & Associates and Today's Dietitian recorded webinar presented by Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS, will examine the most current dietary recommendations for the prevention of CVD, the science behind these recommendations, discuss current controversies and the underlying science, the key strategies that RDNs can implement to deal with controversies, and make food-based dietary recommendations to translate to a healthy dietary pattern. Sponsored by The California Strawberry Commission. Register Now »

Writing for the Record: Litigation and Liability
In this 1 CEU joint Becky Dorner & Associates and Today's Dietitian recorded webinar presented by Kathy Warwick, RD, CDE, and Michael Phillips, Esquire, we will discuss common issues in health care litigation and what the RDN can do to minimize the risk as an individual, as a member of the health care team, and as an employee. Register Now »

2018 Spring Symposium

Join us for our 5th annual continuing education and networking event for dietitians and nutrition professionals in Austin, Texas, May 20–23, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency!

Presented by some of the foremost experts in dietetics and nutrition, our diverse program can earn professionals 15 CEUs or more on session and workshop topics including Cancer, GMOs, Sports Nutrition, Lab Assessment, Digestive Diseases, Food Sensitivities & Allergies, Gut Microbiome, Culinary, Branding, Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness, and more.

Visit with the presenter lineup coming soon!

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