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 […]

Creating a Healthy Family

Have you ever gotten home from the grocery store, immediately washed the beautiful plump grapes you just purchased, and then left them on the counter for all to see? What happened next? Or, have you ever returned home from the grocery store and, in a rush, put all the fresh produce in the fridge with […]

RDs to Watch in 2017

To find out which dietitians will be movers and shakers in 2017, I put out several feelers on dietetic practice group LISTSERVS and some of my RD contact groups. I was absolutely blown away by the response and efforts of so many dietitians. The world of nutrition is ever evolving and RDs are leading the […]