5 Healthful Thanksgiving Hacks

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate a delicious meal with family and friends, but there’s nothing worse than feeling like an overstuffed bird after dinner. To turn winter’s most vibrant and colorful fruits and vegetables into the star at the dinner table, slim down Aunt Betty’s gravy, and keep portion sizes in check, RDs […]

A Heart-Healthy Eating Toolbox

Do you wish you had a wider variety of tools to help you talk to clients about heart-healthy eating habits? I recently returned from presenting at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) annual meeting, where I had the chance to connect with colleagues from around the country practicing in cardiac rehab. Here’s […]

Change Clients’ Exercise Mindset

Do you struggle to motivate clients to exercise, or, more importantly, exercise consistently? You’re not alone. Our able-bodied clients can list tons of reasons why they can’t exercise, such as they don’t have time, hate to sweat, don’t experience endorphins when they exercise (they probably just haven’t found an exercise they enjoy), and don’t have […]

Balancing Work and Family

As a working mom of three, I can tell you firsthand that it’s not easy organizing work and home life. Over the past 20 years as an RD, I’ve experienced many ups and downs trying to manage this delicate balancing act. I’ve had tight work deadlines, sick kids, and, of course, a trip to the […]

Food Safety for Older Adults

George has been living alone since his wife recently passed. She did all the cooking, so George’s culinary skills are limited to reheating food on the stove or in the microwave. His daughter June worried about her 81-year-old dad having enough to eat, so she always brought him heat-and-eat meals when she visited. June arranged […]

Mindfulness & Meditation for Clients

These days, dietitians are putting more emphasis on mindfulness than calorie counting when it comes to clients’ eating habits—and with valid reason. Mindless eating is a common occurrence in the United States. It’s done while driving, working, scrolling through social media, and even while dining out with friends. Large portions at restaurants also often cause […]

Fight OSA With Food

It’s 3:00 in the morning and the deep snoring seems to be coming from every room in the small beach house. Is it my husband, one of my brothers, or maybe even my sister? All of them refuse to wear their (what they consider embarrassing) appliances for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) while on vacation. OSA […]

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 […]

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 […]