Planning Virtual Cooking Demos

Seeing is believing! A lively, step-by-step cooking demo can show your clients, customers, and online fans how easy it is to assemble a recipe with nutrient-rich ingredients. As you work at home virtually during the pandemic, use social media tools such as Instagram or Facebook Live to engage and cook with your audience in an […]

The Pandemic’s Impact on IDDSI

According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than 15 million Americans across the age spectrum have swallowing disorders such as dysphagia. Often, these individuals require foods and beverages to be modified—liquids thickened or foods puréed, for example—to prevent accidental choking or aspiration of liquids. Despite the prevalence of swallowing disorders and need for specialized nutrition, no […]

Personalized Weight Loss Approaches

As RDs, we know that success in treating clients with overweight and obesity depends on individualized diet and lifestyle recommendations. A move in the research community toward understanding individual differences in weight loss occurred in the 2017 DIETFITS (Diet Intervention Examining The Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) study. The primary aim of this investigation was […]

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 […]