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 […]

Obesity: Communicating With Respect

“Close your eyes and visualize a successful lawyer—better yet, an award-winning lawyer,” the presenter said to several hundred FNCE® attendees. I imagined a 40-something white guy in a blue suit, in good shape, with nice hair, and at least average height. I never once considered that the speaker, Patty Nece, JD, was describing herself. Why? […]

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, […]

7 Ways to Help Obese Children Lose Weight

If you work with parents of overweight or obese children, it’s essential to offer recommendations that not only will help the children lose weight but also improve their overall health. After all, obese children are at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and CVD; joint and musculoskeletal problems; anxiety […]

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 […]