Decoding Recipes

Tricia was preparing for her daughter’s 6th birthday party. Though she didn’t cook often, she decided to make spaghetti sauce from scratch. The sauce was important to her family; it was her late mother’s recipe and a childhood favorite. While at the grocery store struggling to figure out where to locate the correct ingredients, she […]

7 Ways to Network Successfully in 2017

My favorite shoes are a pair of patent leather, open-toe sling backs that happen to be bright orange. They match perfectly with my bright orange patent leather handbag. When I wear this ensemble, I receive compliments as though I’m dripping in diamonds. What does this have to do with networking? In 2010, I was the […]

Importance of Building a Strong Online Presence

For RDs, the importance of developing an online presence can’t be underestimated. In an age when internet usage exceeds 2.4 billion users per day, more and more consumers are turning to the internet as their go-to source of health and nutrition information. As nationally recognized nutrition experts, we have a duty to be present online […]

Gluten-Free, Low-FODMAP Valentine’s Treats

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of candy, flowers, and romantic dinners. However, for those who suffer from food sensitivities, intolerances, or allergies, special occasions are sometimes tainted with anxiety. The nightmare of preset, inflexible restaurant menus and prepackaged gourmet foods without a label can become more than a little complicated, especially for […]

Therapeutic Diets for Older Adults With CVD

At age 88, Richard was hospitalized postmyocardial infarction (MI) for stent placement and management of heart failure. Other than hypertension, he’d been healthy, eating a regular diet, and either walking or using a stationary bike daily. Following the MI, his cardiologist restricted his physical activity and ordered a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet with no more than […]