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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nutritious 5-Minute Meals

How can you help clients move from eating fast food regularly to cooking at home? The thought of having to plan, shop, cook, and clean may feel overwhelming to novice cooks. Thirty-minute meals, or even 15-minute meals, may feel like too much of a time commitment to someone who’s used to hitting the drive-thru on […]

Let’s Talk About Sleep

Lack of sleep is one of the most overlooked health markers that all health care professionals—including dietitians—should address more often. For instance, a dietitian may counsel someone with diabetes or address a group about weight management—both of which can be negatively affected by sleep deprivation. Whether you’re in clinical practice, academia, public health, or any […]

Write a Book Proposal

If you’re looking to get published, learning to write a book proposal is essential. Many literary agents won’t entertain your idea without one. A book proposal consists of presenting your goals, your book’s purpose, and sample content from the book to an agent so he or she can get a better idea of your writing […]

Get Social During National Nutrition Month®

Managing your website, blog, and social media accounts as an RD with a professional online presence takes thoughtful research and planning. Keeping people engaged is a constant challenge, but National Nutrition Month®, with its resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, provides you with an array of ideas for new content in March. There’s […]