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. […]

7 Essential Website Components

It’s an exciting time to be a dietitian. Advances in digital communication provide novel opportunities to use our expertise in ways that didn’t exist when I first became an RD. At the same time, those advances make our active online presence a necessity. With so many uncredentialed nutrition experts bombarding consumers with confusing and often […]

Developing Recipes for Brands

Developing recipes for consumer brands is different from creating and developing your own personal recipes. You are representing the brand, the product, and yourself. I’ve been developing recipes for a major brand for the last 10 years and have learned a lot along the way. Here are three things RDs should consider when developing recipes […]

Dangers of Too Much Sleep

Moderation is a cornerstone precept in nutrition and dietetics. Excesses in lifestyle factors such as calories, alcohol, exercise, and stress are related to negative health outcomes. The same appears to be true with sleep. The most recent study, published in the August 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association, found a “J-shaped” relationship […]

Food Safety During Picnic Season

Enjoying picnics and barbecues with family and friends is a highlight of summer. But unsanitary conditions can spoil the fun. One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Warmer summer weather increases your chances of food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness. The ideal […]