Healthy Aging for Men

As the owner of a large landscape nursery, Bill was fairly physically active until he sold the business in January—the same month he turned 65. Determined to enjoy his retirement, Bill created a bucket list of international travel and other activities that require him to be in good physical condition. However, since retiring a few […]

Edible Flower Garnishes

For RDs who focus on communicating through food, whether it be with culinary demonstrations, recipe development, food blogging, or live television segments, presentation is everything. A key element of success is inviting the audience to eat with their eyes and stir interest in trying something new. An easy way to elevate any food presentation and […]

Meditation for Busy RDs

Nutrition professionals can be in a constant state of “Go! Go! Go!” Whether your day involves a long commute, a packed schedule of clients, or just the general entrepreneurial hustle, it’s easy to forget about self-care. Self-care often includes eating healthfully and taking breaks to include physical activity, but it also can involve meditation. Meditation […]

Postpartum Weight Struggles

“Just breast-feed—you’ll lose the baby weight!” Most, if not all RDs who have given birth have heard that. And our clients who are mothers have heard it too. But many women don’t lose weight during breast-feeding. These women are in our offices asking for help not only with their health but also with their newfound […]

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 […]

Creating Consistent Social Media Branding

Because social media channels are popular mainstream communication outlets and convenient ways to reach a target audience, many RDs are putting valuable time and energy into creating online platforms to build their businesses and brands. But with the oversaturation of nutrition-related pages and ever-changing algorithms, it can be difficult to turn random exposures to their […]

Cleanses & Detox Diets

Your client comes to you excited to share their weight loss success from a cleansing diet— the Master Cleanse (aka the Lemonade Diet). Seasoned RDs probably already have talking points on speed dial regarding detox and cleansing diets, but new RDs may feel uncomfortable about relating the facts. While acknowledging a client’s success and commitment […]

Recipe for Dynamic Food Demos

From the retail setting to the community private practice, there seems to be no shortage of opportunities for RDs to plan and host cooking classes. Showing our clients and community residents nutrition in action engages and inspires them, convincing them that what we recommend is attainable and desirable. However, careful planning is key to making […]

Adopt the IDDSI for Dysphagia

Marsha is an RD and clinical nutrition coordinator for a small chain of skilled nursing facilities. When attending the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ in October 2018, she learned that the Academy and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association both support the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). On […]