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 […]

Get Cooking in Community Gardens

Now that spring has sprung, you may be spending more time outside in your garden—but, as an RD, you may want to consider branching out to someone else’s garden—that is, a community garden. Community gardens are a great way to connect neighborhoods with the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor, and they’re a perfect venue […]

Know Your Local Food Scene

I moved to Pittsburgh after my internship, and one of my first patients told me he ate a “jumbo sandwich” for lunch every day. Naively, I said, “OK, but what do you put on that sandwich?” I thought he meant he ate a really large sandwich! He quickly conveyed to me that “jumbo” was bologna, […]

Indian Slow Cooker Cuisine

As an Indian RD, I field many questions about recommendations for Indian recipes. To the typical American client, traditional Indian food can appear difficult and time-consuming to cook and involve long lists of unfamiliar spices and other ingredients. This isn’t surprising, as Indian cuisine comprises the traditions of nearly 30 regions, each with their own […]