Fun New Kitchen Gadgets for Clients

The Instant Pot is so last year. This year, as we encourage clients and patients to continue their healthful eating plans by getting back into the kitchen, we should talk about kitchen tools that don’t require reading a lengthy instruction book. (True story: My Instant Pot has sat in its box for a year!) Although […]

Help Clients Manage Portion Sizes

Do your clients have difficulty managing their portion sizes? As an RDN in private practice for more than 20 years, I see it every day. Controlling portion sizes is one of the biggest challenges my clients face when trying to shed a few pounds. Portion sizes have increased in recent years, distorting our perception of […]

Canada’s New Food Guide

The Canadian government recently released an updated edition of the Canada Food Guide (the Guide), making a number of important changes to the country’s national dietary recommendations. The nutrition guide is somewhat analogous to MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published in the United States. Based on the Canadian Dietary Guidelines, the Guide is […]

Encourage Produce Intake in Teens

The physical health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables are well established. People who eat an overall healthful diet higher in fruits and vegetables may reduce their risk for heart disease and protect against certain types of cancers. There’s also growing evidence that people who eat more produce have better mental health as well. It’s […]

Holiday Travel on the Low-FODMAP Diet

Following a special diet can be challenging any time of the year, but during the activity- and party-packed holiday season, it can be doubly stressful. For clients and patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the stress of the holidays can worsen gastrointestinal symptoms, making it more important to carefully follow their dietary plan. As a […]