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Editor's e-Note
Strategies for Online Networking

As dietitians, you probably know the importance and professional rewards of networking to enhance your career. And while in-person networking has taken a back seat in this season of COVID-19, online networking events have taken off.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, Today’s Dietitian (TD) discusses the benefits of networking, strategies for networking online successfully, websites to visit, and other resources.

After reading the article, visit TD’s website at to read the digital edition of the June/July issue, which includes articles on colored rice, COVID-19’s impact on the food industry, reducing sugar-sweetened beverage intake in children, trauma-informed care, and MNT in chronic kidney disease.

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
Expert Networking Tips to Boost Your Career

By Dina Aronson, MS, RDN

Whether you're a new, experienced, or seasoned dietitian looking for fresh and exciting job opportunities, you may be wondering, “What can I do to stand out, attain fulfillment, and land the job of my dreams?” There are many ways to empower one’s career, but one of the most effective—and rewarding—strategies is to network on a regular basis with colleagues both inside and outside the dietetics profession.

Networking provides access to part-time and full-time dietetics positions, speaking engagements, consulting gigs, and partnerships that you may not otherwise discover. Many dietitians secure their jobs through existing professional connections vs cold calls or traditional job searches.

Moreover, networking helps shape your professional persona by establishing your image. It reveals who you are and what you have to offer. Best of all, networking often leads to rewarding relationships that cultivate your career and nourish your soul.

Keep Calm and Schmooze On
While networking is critical, Lisa Bruno, MS, RDN, vice president of nutrition at Ketchum, Inc, in New York City, warns not to overthink it. “Networking doesn’t have to be a contrived e-mail, LinkedIn message, or event. We just need to be human. Use those platforms to simply compliment someone on a professional or personal achievement, reach out to an old colleague to just say hi, or a new potential colleague to say, ‘Wow, I’m so impressed with what you are doing.’”

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Continuing Education
Learn what the evidence says about intermittent fasting 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!

Upcoming Live Webinar

Carbohydrate Restriction for Obesity and Diabetes: What Does the Evidence Say?
Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 2–3:15 pm ET
Presented by Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD, and Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD
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Beyond The Plate: A Global Perspective on Milk
Presented by Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN
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Personalized Nutrition: Where Emerging Science Meets Consumers' Health Needs
Presented by Lu Ann Williams, Dr. Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD, and Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD | 1 CEU FREE | Sponsored by The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition | The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition was approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar. | Access the Recording »

How to Implement Plant-Based Diabetes Programs in Your Practice: Strategies for Success
Presented by Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, and an expert panel of speakers
1.5 CEUs | Access the Recording »

Where Does Nutrition Fit in the Sustainability Equation?
Presented by Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, FAND
1 CEU FREE | Sponsored by National Honey Board | Access the Recording »

Go Nuts: Help Your Clients and Patients Address Their Pandemic Weight Gain and Health-Related Issues
Presented by Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, and Maureen Ternus, MS, RDN
1 CEU FREE | Sponsored by | The International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation was approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar. | Access the Recording »

Recently Added Self-Study Courses

Dietary Protocol for Leaky Gut Syndrome and Autoimmune Disease
The Role of Low-Carbohydrate, Very Low-Carbohydrate, and Ketogenic Diets in Type 2 Diabetes
Intermittent Fasting — An Evidence-Based Assessment
The Complexity of Hormones in Regulating Appetite

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2021 Spring Symposium Recorded Sessions

The 2021 Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium Recorded Session Package features 14 credit hours of high-quality continuing education content in a variety of topics in nutrition and dietetics. If you missed this year’s event you can still take advantage of this unique educational opportunity for a one-time fee of just $525. Buy now »
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Field Notes
Coffee Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of Liver Disease

Drinking caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee, whether ground or instant, is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic liver disease and related liver conditions, according to a study recently published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom (UK) found that drinking any type of coffee was associated with a reduced risk of developing and dying from chronic liver disease compared with not drinking coffee, with the benefit peaking at three to four cups per day.

The authors studied UK Biobank data on 495,585 participants with known coffee consumption who were followed over a median of 10.7 years to monitor who developed chronic liver disease and related liver conditions.

Compared with non–coffee drinkers, coffee drinkers had a 21% reduced risk of chronic liver disease, a 20% reduced risk of chronic or fatty liver disease, and a 49% reduced risk of death from chronic liver disease.

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Other News
The ‘What-Ifs’ of Personalized Nutrition
A unique article in The Economist envisions and examines a future where everyone’s nutrition is individualized—and what that might mean for human health and the food industry.

Comparing Meat With Meat Substitutes
Researchers at Duke University studied the biochemistry of beef burgers vs plant-based burger alternatives to reveal fascinating and significant differences between the foods.
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In the August/September Issue

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Diabetes

Antioxidant Beverages

Dietitians From All Backgrounds Wanted

Mindfulness and Heart Health

Atypical Anorexia Nervosa
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