Write a Book Proposal

If you’re looking to get published, learning to write a book proposal is essential. Many literary agents won’t entertain your idea without one. A book proposal consists of presenting your goals, your book’s purpose, and sample content from the book to an agent so he or she can get a better idea of your writing […]

Nutrient Needs for Vegans

Have a client who wants to go vegan? Great! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, appropriately planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits and prevent certain diseases. Plant-based diets are safe and appropriate for all stages of life, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and older […]

Get Social During National Nutrition Month®

Managing your website, blog, and social media accounts as an RD with a professional online presence takes thoughtful research and planning. Keeping people engaged is a constant challenge, but National Nutrition Month®, with its resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, provides you with an array of ideas for new content in March. There’s […]

Counseling Adults With Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability with a defined set of behaviors. A diagnosis of ASD now includes Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. ASD affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Scientists have yet to figure out what causes ASD and why those with ASD communicate, […]

Should RDs Recommend Adaptogens to Clients?

While adaptogens have been used for centuries around the world, only recently have their popularity grown beyond the holistic health community. By definition, adaptogens are agents that help the body and mind adapt to stress. Compared with single amino acid supplements or floral extracts, adaptogens typically are herbs or roots said to exert physiological “normalizing” […]

The Many Faces of Sustainability

Like the word nutrition, sustainability is a loaded term. It can produce an emotional response and be associated with much misunderstanding. When consumers make purchasing decisions, they often focus on a single aspect of nutrition or one component of sustainability. For example, sometimes clients base their assessment of a food’s healthfulness on its sodium or […]

Encouraging Teens to Eat Healthfully

Articles that provide tips and strategies on how to instill healthful eating patterns in children tend to focus on toddlers and preschoolers. Sure, they’re the little people with major food jags and temper tantrums, but what about teenagers? With access to school vending machines, fast-food lunches off campus, and parties galore, teens are prone to […]