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 […]

COVID-19’s Impact on Food Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions across America’s food supply chains, revealing weaknesses in our food system. Farmers, businesses, and government agencies such as the USDA are working hard to efficiently redistribute food and reduce waste. The foodservice industry and retail sectors are the two largest purchasers of food produced in America. Due […]

FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Policy Changes

Last month, the FDA released new guidance to food manufacturers and the vending machine industry that temporarily relaxes food labeling requirements in an effort to help minimize the impact of food supply chain disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new policy contains nonbinding recommendations for food labeling and allows for the provisions outlined below. […]

Food Safety During COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants around the country continue to offer takeout and delivery services and some are now starting to offer onsite dining at limited capacity as individual states allow. Many of our patients remain concerned about keeping themselves safe while still wanting to enjoy their favorite foods and support local […]

The RD’s Role in COVID-19 Acute Care

With thousands of patients across the country hospitalized due to COVID-19, the RD’s role in acute care—from assessing patients’ nutrition status to preventing malnutrition—is more important than ever. While COVID-19 can lead to death even among otherwise healthy patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that it’s more prevalent in those with underlying […]

How Indoor Farming May Save Salads

For more than a decade, romaine lettuce and other green leafy vegetables have been the source of E coli O157:H7 outbreaks (see Today’s Dietitian’s 2007 article “The E. coli Outbreak — Lettuce Learn a Lesson”). The most recent incident, which began in September 2019, was considered to be under control as of January 15, 2020, by […]

Make Meal Prep Work

If you’ve been a dietitian for any length of time, you’re familiar with the concept of meal preparation. With so many clients looking to get healthful meals on the table quickly and easily, it can seem as though meal prep and being a dietitian go hand in hand. This is true now more than ever. […]