Addressing Cooking Fatigue

More than eight months ago, our clients, and maybe dietitians alike, relished the extra time to get into the kitchen and prepare meals. Moms and dads were cooking with their kids, social media feeds were full of #quarantinekitchen food posts, and people were experimenting with new recipes and cooking from scratch. But as the months […]

Healthful Eating on a Budget

For nearly all clients, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables is a great start to improving their health. However, many perceive the cost of healthful foods as a barrier to following a nutritious dietary pattern. While some healthful foods are expensive, clients can find affordable options that may be less costly than eating convenience foods […]

The Diabetes Plate Method

When I first became an RD, I worked with adults and children newly diagnosed with diabetes in a hospital setting. I’d teach them the diabetes exchange system, which often would leave them confused; if I returned to review the materials, usually they already had been discharged from the hospital. Fast-forward 20 years later, and now […]

Nutrients for Immune Health

As an RD, you’re probably getting bombarded with questions from your clients, neighbors, friends, and family about which foods, snacks, and beverages can support their immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overwhelming amount of conflicting information in the media, on grocery stores shelves, and in advertising can really stress a person out. Especially since […]

Eating Disorders and Veganism

Are you concerned about a potential overlap between veganism and eating disorders? While veganism is a social justice movement (extending far beyond food) that aims to eliminate animal exploitation and suffering as far as is possible and practicable, its dietary restrictions can be misused when someone is susceptible to or is already suffering from an […]

Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

The popularity of plant-based diets has grown tremendously in recent years, due in part to claims of numerous health and environmental benefits. Clients who are interested in adopting a plant-based diet face several considerations. You can help clients determine whether these types of diets will be sustainable for them, understand their unique nutritional needs, and […]

How to Use Nutritional Yeast

Have your clients been asking you about nutritional yeast? Well, that’s a good thing! There’s much to love about “nooch”—the affectionate term for nutritional yeast, the plant-based essential that adds savory flavor and a nutritious kick to recipes. If it’s not already a go-to ingredient in your kitchen, consider bringing this staple, with its signature […]

Keys for Supporting Gut Health

Who knew that collectively, a group of tiny life forms in our intestines could have such an impact on our health? The gut microbiome, made up of trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses (and their genes), not only plays a role in the digestion and absorption of our nutrients but actually may […]