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Editor's e-Note
Tempted to Try Tempeh

If your vegan and vegetarian clients have run out of ideas for making delicious plant-based meals, you’ve come to the right place.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian (TD) discusses the many creative ways they can prepare tempeh—a fermented soy and grain food chock full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals—and provides flavorful recipes.

After reading the article, visit TD’s website at to read the digital edition of the October issue, which includes articles on the power of plant-based diets, benefits of eating local fish, the new landmark cancer prevention report, and whether multivitamins can prevent chronic disease.

Don’t forget to check out where you can read and comment on blogs written by RDs for RDs. We’re welcoming new guest bloggers, so if you’re interested in writing, please contact me at the e-mail listed below.

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. The staff of TD was thrilled to see familiar and new faces at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ in Washington, D.C. We look forward to seeing you next year in Philadelphia.

— Judith Riddle, editor
e-News Exclusive
Tempeh’s Many Culinary Uses
By Sharon Palmer, RDN

From tempeh bacon to tempeh bowls, this traditional plant-based protein is basking in newfound appreciation thanks to today’s rising interest in plant-based eating. You can find tempeh in most supermarkets and even some restaurants across the country. Tempeh is a traditional, fermented Indonesian soy and grain food that comes in a neatly pressed block, perfect for slicing into dishes as a meat replacement. It has a tangy (thanks to fermentation), mild, nutty taste and firm texture. Tempeh is an excellent addition to stir-fries, casseroles, stews, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, and pasta dishes. It’s especially good in a dish that has a vibrant sauce, where it can absorb the flavors of the recipe. You also can marinate and roast or grill tempeh into a delicious entrée all its own, which can then be sliced into sandwiches, salads, bowls, or wraps.

More food companies are creating excellent tempeh products, such as tempeh bacon, seasoned tempeh, and tempeh-based entrées. Made of whole, real plant foods (soy and grains), tempeh is nutrient rich and should be an important part of a well-planned plant-based diet, from a flexitarian diet to a vegan diet. One of the beauties of tempeh is its nutritional profile: One 1/2-cup serving has 160 kcal, 15 g protein, and 9 g total fat, not to mention vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals, and live, active cultures due to fermentation. In fact, tempeh is “real” enough that you could make it at home. But if one doesn’t want to go to all that trouble, tempeh can be found in most supermarkets in the refrigerated case near tofu.

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Field Notes
Study Finds 10% of Nondialysis Kidney Patients Meet With a Dietitian

In patients with chronic kidney disease, MNT can slow the progression and significantly reduce health care costs.

But 90% of nondialysis kidney disease patients never meet with a dietitian, according to a report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The lead author is Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

“Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet influences disease management and progression,” Kramer and colleagues wrote.

About 30 million Americans—or 15% of adults—have chronic kidney disease, and the incidence is expected to increase in the next 20 years due to the obesity epidemic and aging population. Nearly one-half of adults aged 65 and older are expected to develop kidney disease during their lifetime. Medicare spends $33 billion per year on dialysis patients, and costs for nondialysis kidney patients are higher than the costs of treating stroke or cancer.

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Continuing Education
Learn about nutritional supplement use and male athletes 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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Live Webinar

Plant-Forward Family Meals
This complimentary 1 CEU live webinar, presented by Alex Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, RYT, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 2–3 PM EST, will provide RDNs with strategies for bridging plant-forward eating and family meals; highlighting simple ways for patients and clients to add more plants to favorite recipes along with innovative ways to increase plant-based eating for all ages. Sponsored by Simple Mills. Click here to register »

Recorded Webinar

Food Evolution: A Discussion for Registered Dietitians
In this complimentary 1 CEU recorded webinar, Trace Sheehan, the writer and producer of the feature film Food Evolution, and Chris Vogliano, MS, RDN, will examine some common points of contention when it comes to discussing food production and, in particular, GMOs. Trace will draw from his experiences while conceiving and making Food Evolution, while Chris will contribute his expertise as an RDN who specializes in the study of sustainable food systems and food waste reduction. Sponsored by Milk Means More (Michigan's Dairy Council). Click here to register »

2019 Spring Symposium

Earn 15 CEUs or more by attending our 6th annual Spring Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 19–22, 2019! The venue, Talking Stick Resort, is Scottsdale's top entertainment destination, a luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Salt-River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation. The 240,000 square foot property includes a 98,000 square foot casino, 496 guest rooms, 21 meeting rooms, six entertainment lounges, and five restaurants. It also contains a 25,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, a spa spanning 13,000 square feet, a fitness center, a Showroom that seats 650, and four pools. We'd love for you to be a part of our 6th annual event!

Book your room at our discounted rate of $189/night. Presenter lineup and session titles are now available at

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Nominate a Dedicated & Deserving Dietitian
Nomination Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

Each year, our March issue shines a spotlight on 10 dedicated and deserving dietitians for their work and service within dietetics. The TD10 are professionals who have been nominated by the readers of Today's Dietitian — fellow nutrition professionals.

Once again, we're asking you to let us know about dietitians you believe exemplify the profession and are making a difference for their clients, their communities, and for the field of dietetics.

Who should you nominate this year?
Here are some guidelines to help you choose:

Nomination Criteria
  1. RDs who have gone above and beyond their job description to make a real difference in the lives of their clients or in their community.
  2. RDs who have overcome significant challenges in their career and risen to new heights of success and influence.
  3. RDs who have achieved a high standard of excellence as a nutrition professional.
  4. RDs who have brought innovation, creativity, or new ideas to the profession.
Click Here to Nominate a Dedicated & Deserving Dietitian!
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Other News
Obesity to Become Leading Cause of Cancer in UK Women
A new estimate predicts obesity will overtake smoking as the leading cause of cancer among women in the United Kingdom by 2043 if current trends continue, according to CNN.

Survey Highlights Parents’ Views, Concerns About Feeding Children
FoodNavigator-USA reports on survey results from the International Food Information Council regarding parents’ views of what foods are healthful for their children, as well as their concerns about transitions between feeding stages.
RD Lounge Blog
Tips for Healthful Slow Cooking
Jodi Danen, RDN

Slow cooking provides opportunities to save time, improves the odds of a healthful meal being served, and promotes higher vegetable intake in both children and adults.

Creating slow cooker meals is a great way to help novice cooks become more comfortable in the kitchen, and busy parents can benefit from using a slow cooker to easily get healthful homemade meals on the dinner table.

With the use of a slow cooker, clients can quickly prepare a meal the night before (or morning of) and are able to eat as soon as their family returns home. It’s as simple as pushing a button.

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Tech & Tools
Comprehensive and Mindful Nutrition Logging
The Nourishly app (, available free for iOS and Android, encourages patients to track hunger and fullness, stress levels, sleep, meals, and digestive problems and symptoms to optimize eating patterns for a variety of physical and psychological conditions and promote mindful eating. Users can share their logs with their dietitians or other clinicians to help with disease management, recovery, or general health. The Nourishly software for clinicians is HIPAA compliant and enables secure data sharing and messaging. Learn more »

‘Smart’ Water Bottle Encourages Hydration
The Hidrate Spark 2.0 is a “smart” BPA-free 24-oz water bottle that tracks how much water the user drinks and sends the data via Bluetooth to a corresponding app, available free for iOS and Android. The bottle glows when it senses the user needs to drink more based on a customized hydration equation. It syncs with major health apps and trackers including Fitbit, Google Fit, and Apple Watch and Health. Learn more »
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Jewish Holiday Food Traditions

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