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 […]

Cooking With Kids: Creating More Than Food

Teaching children to cook is the best way to raise adventurous eaters and form good nutrition habits for life. In my nearly 12 years of being a mother, some of my favorite memories with my children have occurred in the kitchen. Watching them go from chubby-fingered toddlers playing with their food to helpful and adept preteens […]

Top 5 RD Cookbooks for 2018

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and/or eat more healthfully. As dietetics professionals, many of us recommend preparing healthful meals at home so cooks can have control over the ingredients and calories the meal contains. With more and more dietetics professionals publishing healthful cookbooks, here is the top 5 […]

Overview of the New Hypertension Guideline

The blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg had been ingrained in our minds as the hallmark of hypertension. However, an update to the guideline has now reexamined this number in addition to taking a closer look at the prevention, detection, and evaluation of hypertension. Researchers developed the new guideline based on data and studies […]

What’s on RDs’ Holiday Wish Lists?

Dietitians tend to know what items are trending for the kitchen, fitness routines, and nutrition businesses, which is why I asked my colleagues to share their holiday wish lists. These RDs have been very, very good this year, spreading science-based nutrition wisdom, helping clients reach their goals, and inspiring others with their work, so let’s […]

10 Ways to Create Great Presentations

Dietitians are increasingly giving presentations to a variety of audiences. Whether developing presentations for work, dietetics conferences or other professional health care meetings, dietetic practice groups, webinars, clients, growing one’s business, or students, being a better presenter is something we’re all interested in. In my predietitian life as an English major, I was notorious for […]

Tips to Help Clients Manage Holiday Alcohol Intake

Do your clients have difficulty managing alcohol intake around the holidays? We know that all cocktails aren’t created equal in terms of calories, carbs, and alcohol content. In addition, during the nearly six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, clients are challenged with attending several gatherings with family, friends, and coworkers where alcohol drinking […]