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 […]

New Year, New Trends

Each new year brings new food and nutrition trends that consumers are excited to explore. And dietitians must stay abreast of these trends so they can be aware of current consumer attitudes and guide clients to develop more healthful eating patterns. Below are five food and nutrition trends for 2017 and ways your clients can […]