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2014 Press Releases

Most Schools Meet New USDA Drinking Water Mandate: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Chicago found that most schools met the new requirement; however, additional measures are needed to promote better access and encourage students to drink more water. Read more »

Nutrition Education Programs Bolstered by New, Evidence-Based 'GENIE' Tool from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

Effective nutrition education programs are key to improving the nation's health, and a new tool from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation is available to strengthen nutrition education programs. Read more »

Academy Supports FDA's Proposed Label Changes, Calls for Nutrition Education for Consumers

Changes announced today to the Nutrition Facts label found on most foods sold in stores represent a significant step forward in helping people understand the label, and connect the label more closely to consumers' actual behavior, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Academy Response to JAMA Childhood Obesity Rates Study

With more than one-third of American adults and 17 percent of children categorized as obese, the health of our nation and future generations is truly at stake, making obesity a top priority for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its members. Read more »

Home Food Safety Tips for National Nutrition Month

Proper preparation, cooking and storage can keep foods safe while maintaining their flavor and nutrients. For National Nutrition Month® and its 2014 theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ and ConAgra Foods’ Home Food Safety program offers ways to get the most flavor out of foods while reducing the risk of food poisoning. Read more »

Academy Applauds Passage of Farm Bill, Measures to Support Access to Healthy Foods for Millions

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds Congress for passing the Agriculture Act of 2014, a bill commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. The Academy supports this piece of legislation that protects vital nutrition assistance and education programs; includes new initiatives that will improve the health of the nation; and enhances funding for nutrition and agriculture research. Read more »

Academy Position: Emerging Science of Nutritional Genomics Holds Potential to Influence Dietary Advice

The science of nutritional genomics is an emerging discipline and holds potential for targeting dietary intervention that may affect health, according to a new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Get the Most Nutrition from Your Calories and 'Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right' during National Nutrition Month® and Beyond

While taste drives most food choices, eating nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrition per calorie is one of the best ways to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month theme, the Academy encourages everyone to choose the most nutritionally-packed foods you can from each of the five MyPlate food groups every day. Read more »

Family Meals Do More than Put Food on the Table: During National Nutrition Month®, Academy Spotlights Benefits of Cooking, Eating as a Family

Make mealtime a family time. If you can get together for meals even a few times a week, family meals mean healthier eating – and more. For National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all families to make a commitment to eating more meals together and "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Read more »

Give Your Plate a Taste Lift without Forfeiting Nutrition during National Nutrition Month® and Beyond

When it comes to choosing what to eat, nutrition is important but flavor is likely the true motivator and also the key to eating right, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This March, during National Nutrition Month experiment with new flavors and flavor combinations in healthy meals and "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Read more »

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Nutrition Health on Registered Dietitian Day and Every Day

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts. Read more »

Academy Encourages Everyone to Explore New Foods, Flavors and 'Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right' during National Nutrition Month® and Beyond

Research confirms that taste is the number-one reason why one food is purchased over another. So what are consumers to do when the taste of favorite foods starts to lose its luster? As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on your plate at every meal. Read more »

During National Nutrition Month® and Beyond, Academy Encourages Everyone to 'Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right'

While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month 2014, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Read more »

Updated Academy Position: Amount and Types of Fat We Eat Affect Health and Risk of Disease

Healthy adults should consume between 20 percent and 35 percent of their calories from dietary fat, increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, and limit their intake of saturated and trans fats, according to an updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

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