Let’s Talk About Sleep

Lack of sleep is one of the most overlooked health markers that all health care professionals—including dietitians—should address more often. For instance, a dietitian may counsel someone with diabetes or address a group about weight management—both of which can be negatively affected by sleep deprivation. Whether you’re in clinical practice, academia, public health, or any […]

Outsourcing for Your Business

Your two most valuable resources as a business owner are time and money. Both are necessary but also finite. New entrepreneurs often handle as many responsibilities as possible to keep costs low, sacrificing income-producing activities in the process. This year, I made it a priority to delegate more tasks so I can focus on the […]

Honey’s Holistic Benefits

Honey, with all of its natural golden goodness, has acquired a health halo as a sweetener—and as a folklore remedy for various health conditions. But are any of the sweet tales true? Today’s Dietitian (TD) looks into whether there’s any validity to the claims that honey is a natural therapeutic agent.  Can honey be a useful […]

Diabetes Management in Children

Diabetes is a challenging diagnosis for anyone, one that requires changes to many aspects of daily life. But when a child is diagnosed, it’s especially difficult—not only for the child but also his or her family. As educators, dietitians can help children with diabetes and family members take control and develop a lifestyle that includes […]

Learn to Love Sardines

Canned tuna was a staple in my house when I was a kid. Back in the day, my elementary school didn’t have a cafeteria, so we actually went home for lunch every day. While I can’t even begin to count the number of tuna sandwiches my mom made for our one-hour school lunch, I don’t […]

Kids With Special Needs

Many children live with special needs due to disorders such as cerebral palsy, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. These conditions can affect muscles, senses, and cognitive development, impacting children’s oral feeding abilities, self-feeding skills, and sensory system functioning. As a result, their nutrition status may suffer. RDs can make a tremendous difference in the lives […]