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 […]

3 Common Questions From Parents of Vegan Kids

We know that well-planned vegan and vegetarian diets can be appropriate for all ages and stages of life. Plant-based living has gained mainstream popularity over recent years, especially among younger generations. In fact, one recent study found that 12% of millennials consider themselves “faithful vegetarians.” As such, many parents of young vegan families are seeking […]

TD’s Austin Food and Farm Tour

It was so exciting to organize the second annual Today’s Dietitian farm tour on May 20—this time in Austin, Texas, during the Today’s Dietitian 5th Annual Spring Symposium. We had a fabulous group of 48 attendees, including dietitians (from as far away as Mexico and the UK), speakers, and sponsors for a full day of […]