An Easy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, food is priority one. Of all American holidays, Turkey Day seems to be most focused on the traditional meal. Although which foods are a favorite pastime vary from family to family—perhaps Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without Aunt Millie’s sweet potato pie—there are common staples that appear on almost everyone’s holiday menu. However, […]

Combating Food Guilt

As RDs, there’s no doubt in our minds that there’s more than one way to eat healthfully. But there’s also no doubt that eating has become a confusing matter for many people. Consumers receive more messages about food and eating than ever before. Hundreds of advertisements for every food from snacks to breakfast cereals to […]

FNCE®’s Hottest Food Trends

Food and nutrition trends come and go. Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s when I first started attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), cholesterol was a hot topic, so the Expo Hall was filled with low-fat and fat-free food products, and oat bran was sprinkled into just about everything. Fast-forward to last […]

The Best RD-Run Podcasts

Podcasts are all the rage. And with good reason. They’re perfect for a long bike ride, road trip, walk in the park, or house cleaning session. With so much conflicting nutrition advice in the podcast space, it’s reassuring to find an abundance of exceptional RD-run podcasts. Here are a few picks for you to recommend […]

Secrets to Creating Systems From Successful Entrepreneurs

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 […]

Preventing Food Allergies in Children

The prevalence of food allergies is increasing dramatically in the Western world. As nutrition professionals, we can promote a shift in focus from treatment to prevention and counsel clients on the best preventive measures against food allergies. In the past, some experts recommended that highly allergenic foods such as peanuts and eggs not be introduced […]

Intuitive Eating for Athletes and Active Clients

More dietitians are integrating the research-based concepts of intuitive eating into their counseling practices, but many are unaware of the principles and how to apply them. In the past, both dietitians and therapists used intuitive eating mostly in eating disorder treatment facilities. However, using intuitive eating in private practice has become more popular with hopes […]