Whole Grains Substitutes in the Med Diet

Rolling hills, seashores, and fresh, wholesome food always remind me of the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet includes a combination of eating patterns traditionally found in several countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Italy, and Greece. Significant research supports the Mediterranean diet’s ability to promote cardiovascular health and manage blood glucose. The diet is […]

Understanding Egg Allergy

As dietitians, we’re all familiar with the eight major allergens and how to identify them on a food label. As a school dietitian that deals with student allergies daily, I thought I had a leg up—it’s my responsibility to keep students safe, and I’ve taken comprehensive trainings, scoured the internet for all the articles, and […]

Celiac Disease in Older Adults

Julia started a new job as the RD at a continuing care retirement community. She noticed that the community’s assisted living and skilled nursing units had a number of physician orders for gluten-free diets. Julia decided to evaluate each of these orders to determine whether they’re based on a diagnosis of celiac disease (CD), and […]

An Easy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, food is priority one. Of all American holidays, Turkey Day seems to be most focused on the traditional meal. Although which foods are a favorite pastime vary from family to family—perhaps Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without Aunt Millie’s sweet potato pie—there are common staples that appear on almost everyone’s holiday menu. However, […]

Preventing Food Allergies in Children

The prevalence of food allergies is increasing dramatically in the Western world. As nutrition professionals, we can promote a shift in focus from treatment to prevention and counsel clients on the best preventive measures against food allergies. In the past, some experts recommended that highly allergenic foods such as peanuts and eggs not be introduced […]

Gluten-Free, Low-FODMAP Valentine’s Treats

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of candy, flowers, and romantic dinners. However, for those who suffer from food sensitivities, intolerances, or allergies, special occasions are sometimes tainted with anxiety. The nightmare of preset, inflexible restaurant menus and prepackaged gourmet foods without a label can become more than a little complicated, especially for […]