Calcium Balance in Older Adults

Several factors affect nutrient utilization in older adults, including diet, medications, and health conditions. Calcium absorption is of particular concern because in addition to the latter factors that could inhibit uptake, calcium depends on magnesium and vitamin D, making achieving adequate balance more difficult. Furthermore, calcium is especially important for older adults’ bone health; they’re […]

FNCE® Food Trends 2019

More than 10,000 RDs gathered in Philadelphia this year for the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®). They attended educational sessions, networked, and tasted new and nutritious food products in the Expo Hall. For the third year in a row, I was there for Today’s Dietitian to bring you a rundown of the latest, […]

Plant-Based Proteins Rundown

A growing number of people are turning toward a plant-based diet or at least are trying to eat more whole plant foods, which we know can support weight loss, cardiovascular health, and chronic disease prevention. However, one of the biggest questions that many people still have is how to obtain sufficient protein sans animal products. […]