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2013 Press Releases

This New Year, Be a Good Role Model and Help the Whole Family Eat Right and Get Active, Says Academy

Each new year brings family pledges of adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages parents to help their kids learn to make healthier food choices and engage in regular physical activity by being a good role model. Read more »

Holiday Guests May Be Vulnerable to Food Poisoning: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Offers Food Safety Tips

Whether you're preparing a holiday dish or a holiday feast, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to practice safe food handling and keep in mind the needs of those who may be vulnerable to food poisoning. Read more »

Nutrition Plays Vital Role in Women's Health: New Academy Practice Paper

Lifestyle choices, including diet, play a role in preventing diseases that strongly affect women, such as cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a practice paper for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to assist them in providing education in clinical and community settings that is targeted at preventing these life-threatening conditions. The Academy's practice paper is titled "Nutrition and Women's Health." Read more »

Critical Thinking Skills in Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis Are Essential for Highest-Quality Care: New Academy Practice Paper

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a practice paper for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered designed to assist them in developing the critical thinking skills the Academy says are "essential" to ensuring the accuracy of their diagnosis of nutritional health problems in clients and patients and creating effective solutions. The practice paper is titled "Critical Thinking Skills in Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis." Read more »

Hosting Guests with Celiac Disease, Food Allergies or Sensitivities? Have a Safe Holiday with Home Food Safety Tips

Food allergies are on the rise, and so is the likelihood that one or more of your holiday guests may have a food allergy, food intolerance or celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder that reacts to gluten. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. Read more »

New Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Guidelines Not Fully Supported by Current Health Insurance, Says Academy

The reality of existing insurance coverage precludes effective implementation of four newly released cardiovascular guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy supports the new guidelines and urges public and private insurance carriers to follow the recommendations so that Americans will have access to health care they deserve. Read more »

Academy Encourages SNAP Changes to Increase Access to Healthy Foods

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends recent efforts by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service to lay the foundation for increasing access to healthy, nutritious foods in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and to improve the program’s integrity. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports FDA's Move to Reduce Trans Fats in Processed Foods

The Academy applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts, announced November 7, to reduce partially hydrogenated oils in processed foods. Read more »

Cuts to SNAP Are Detrimental to the Health of America's Poor — Statement from Academy President

As of November 1, 47 million Americans, who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have less to spend on food to feed their families. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the reduction in benefits will equate to 21 fewer meals per month. In the face of these disappointing cuts, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its registered dietitian nutritionist members remain committed to reducing food insecurity and its resulting detrimental impact on the health of families. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Using Sesame Street Characters to Promote Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to Kids

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement – as part of the Let's Move! initiative – that the Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association have joined the Partnership for a Healthier America in a two-year agreement to help promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption to kids. Read more »

Academy Encourages Everyone to Eat Right and Exercise to Prevent and Treat Diabetes

With more than 25 million people in the United States currently living with diabetes and another 79 million with prediabetes, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all Americans to take positive steps towards improving their health as part of American Diabetes Month and beyond. Read more »

Healthier Diets Possible in Low-Income, Rural Communities in America

In the United States, children don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Instead, their diets typically include excessive amounts of sugars and solid fats, counter to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. A team of investigators implemented a two-year intervention study in low-income, rural areas where a disproportionately higher risk of overweight and obesity habits among children persists, leading to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease in adulthood. The children enrolled in the study consumed significantly more fruits and vegetables. The results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Improve Children's Nutrition Health with Consistent Messages and Environmental Support: Position of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Consistent messages, effective policies and environmental support in all places where children live, study and play can improve their diet and physical activity habits and help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, according to an updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Academy to Present 2013 Medallion Awards to Eight Members for Service to Academy, Dietetics Profession

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will present its prestigious 2013 Medallion Awards to eight members in recognition of outstanding service and leadership to the Academy and the dietetics profession. Medallion Awards have been given each year since 1976. The winners will receive their awards on Sunday, October 20, during the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 19 to 22 in Houston, Texas. Read more »

Nevada Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sachiko T. St. Jeor to Receive Academy's Highest Award

Registered dietitian nutritionist Sachiko T. St. Jeor, an internationally recognized leader in obesity research and medical education, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' highest honor, the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award. St. Jeor, a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, professor emerita of internal medicine at the University of Nevada – Reno and adjunct professor of nutrition at the University of Utah, will receive the Copher Award October 19 at the Opening Session of the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas. Read more »

Kids Eat Right: Addressing the 'Hungry and Overweight Paradox' Across the Nation

Kids Eat Right—a joint initiative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation which aims to educate families, communities and policy makers about the importance of quality nutrition—has expanded its resources for food and nutrition professionals to address the "hungry and overweight paradox" of food insecurity that threatens the health of the nation's children. Read more »

Know Better, Do Better. Don't Cut SNAP-Ed Funding

The Farm Bill currently under debate on Capitol Hill contains many facets, but two may be the most important initiatives affecting the health of the American people: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education. One begets the other, but both are crucial to improving the health of our nation and providing opportunity to those who need it the most. Read more »

Academy Foundation Awards $464,700 in Scholarships for 2013-2014 Academic Year

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has awarded 208 dietetic scholarships totaling nearly $464,700 to students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels of study for the 2013-2014 academic year. As the largest provider of scholarships in the dietetics field, the Academy Foundation has awarded over $3.8 million in scholarships over the last 11 years to more than 3,100 students. Read more »

Consumer Behaviors, Food Allergies, Industry Collaboration, School Nutrition Among Hot Topics at FNCE 2013

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will feature educational sessions devoted to key food and nutrition issues. Among hot topics to be examined are influences on consumer preferences, food allergies, the collaboration of public and private entities, and the farm-to-school movement. Read more »

Don't Let After-School Activities Take Food Safety Off the Menu: Academy Offers Tips

As children head back to school and families gear up for busy schedules packed with after-school activities, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages families to reduce their risk of food poisoning with food safety tips from the Home Food Safety program – a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods. Read more »

Consumers Look to 'Functional Foods' to Improve Health, Lower Costs of Care: Position of Academy

Rising health care costs and people’s increasing desire to take more control of their health are reasons consumers purchase and consume products that potentially offer health benefits beyond “basic nutrition,” according to a newly updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Houston, We Have Nutrition! Academy's 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo Comes to Lone Star State

Addressing the importance of global nutritional health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is bringing its premier food and nutrition event to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, October 19 – 22. The 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo gathers food, nutrition and medical professionals from around the world for four days of learning, debating and networking, all in the interest of improving the nutrition health of all people. Read more »

Calcium Plus Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Reduce Joint Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women

A team of investigators systematically analyzed the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on joint symptoms in a rigorous and controlled study of postmenopausal women. They found that supplementation did not reduce the severity of joint symptoms reported by the participants. Their results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

In Light of Recent Food Poisoning Outbreaks, Academy Highlights Free Resources to Help Reduce Risk

Food poisoning causes 48 million illnesses in the U.S. each year, and most recently more than 300 Midwesterners were sickened by an outbreak of cyclospora, a foodborne pathogen. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to reduce their risk with simple safety steps from www.HomeFoodSafety.org and by downloading the free Is My Food Safe? mobile app. Read more »

Many Chronic Diseases Are Preventable through Eating Habits and Lifestyle: Academy Position

Preventing obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers is possible through healthful eating habits and a physically active lifestyle, according to a newly updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Because diseases can take many years – sometimes decades – to develop, the best prevention is early prevention. Read more »

Registered Dietitians Help Critically Ill Children Get Necessary Nutrition for Recovery

For the first time, researchers investigated enteral nutrition and caloric requirements (CR) among critically ill children in a new report published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This study also showed the value of including registered dietitians in the medical team. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports USDA’s Call for Healthier Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds new changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that aim to lower obesity rates, improve educational achievements and reduce health-care costs. Read more »

Academy Collaborates on Bipartisan Medicare Bill to Treat and Reduce Obesity

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013 represents nearly two years of work by the Academy and its partners, including the Obesity Care Continuum. Under the proposed bill, Medicare recipients would also benefit from improved coverage of new prescription drugs for chronic obesity management. Read more »

Ethical and Legal Issues in Feeding and Hydration: Updated Position of Academy

All people have the right to request or refuse being fed as part of their medical treatment, and health care providers and consumers should know more about the legal and ethical issues of feeding, especially among people with dementia, coma or terminal illness, according to a newly updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The paper emphasizes that registered dietitians, through their education and experience, know that the basis for ethical deliberation involving nutritional recommendations “includes understanding the cultural, social, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual.” Read more »

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Is Critical to Ensuring Americans Lead Healthier Lives, Says Academy

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is standing up in support of SNAP-Ed, the nutrition education program that accompanies the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, highlighting its positive impact on the health of low-income Americans. The Academy recently urged the United States Department of Agriculture to formalize an interim rule that strengthens SNAP-Ed. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honored with ASAE Gold Circle Award, Honorable Mention

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics received the American Society of Association Executive's top award, the highly coveted Gold Circle Award, in the website category for www.HomeFoodSafety.org. The award recognizes excellence in association and nonprofit communications. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names New National Media Spokespeople for 2013-2016

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has appointed four registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople. The Academy's nationwide volunteer spokesperson network consists of 30 registered dietitians and registered dietitian nutritionists who conduct more than 3,000 nutrition and healthful eating interviews each year on behalf of the Academy with print, broadcast and online media. Read more »

Chandler, Ariz., Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Glenna McCollum Becomes 2013-2014 President of Academy

Registered dietitian nutritionist Glenna McCollum, vice president of health and nutrition for PhycoBiosciences, Inc., of Chandler, Ariz., began her one-year term June 1 as the 2013-2014 president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 75,000 members, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. McCollum is the Academy's 88th president. She has served as president-elect since June 2012. Read more »

Academy Names 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Eighteen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2013-2014 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Board is responsible for strategic planning, policy development and fiscal management for the Academy. Members of the Academy's Board of Directors will serve from June 1 until May 31, 2014. Read more »

Five Registered Dietitians Named to 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Expert Advisory Panel

Five registered dietitians and one honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are among 15 nutrition and health science authorities named May 31 by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to the government's new 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Read more »

Healthy Weight Commitment: Major Food and Beverage Companies Reduce More Than 1.5 Trillion Marketplace Calories

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced Thursday that its 16 participating companies have already surpassed their goal of reducing 1.5 trillion calories sold in the marketplace by 2015. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics praised the announcement as a positive example of the effect of public-private partnerships on the public’s health. Read more »

Nutrient Needs Change with Age: Eat Right Throughout Life for Optimal Health, Says Academy

During Older Americans Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds Americans that nutrient needs change as we age, so eating right and being physically active are keys to staying healthy throughout life. Ensure you and loved ones are getting the nutrients you need with expert advice from a registered dietitian nutritionist—the food and nutrition expert. Read more »

Watch Your Waistline While Filling Your Grill with Nutritious, Colorful Produce

Many Americans find it challenging to fill half their plate each meal with fruits and vegetables – a recommendation of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to add both color and nutrients to Memorial Day cookouts by grilling with a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. Read more »

Academy Urges FDA: Reject Petition to Alter the Standard of Identity of Milk

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges the Food and Drug Administration to "keep milk milk" and reject an industry petition to amend the standard of identity of milk and milk products. The petition, submitted by the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation, seeks to allow artificial sweeteners to be included in flavored milk and milk products as standard ingredients. Read more »

Calling All Grill Masters: Is It Done Yet? Don't Rely on Color or Texture Alone - Food Thermometer is Key to Avoid Food Poisoning

Ready to fire up the grill for a cookout with family and friends? As part of their award-winning Home Food Safety program, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods encourage all grill masters to equip themselves for the job with a food thermometer—the only way to determine if foods are fully cooked and safe to eat—and with tips from www.HomeFoodSafety.org. Read more »

In Wake of New Report, Academy Reminds Consumers to Follow Dietary Guidelines' Sodium Recommendations

Prompted by a report issued today by the Institute of Medicine on the consequences of dietary sodium reduction, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to keep their sodium intake within the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to seek the expert advice of a registered dietitian nutritionist for help on their personal sodium intake. Read more »

During National Women's Health Week, Academy Encourages Women to Make Healthful Eating a Priority

Busy work and family schedules can often lead to women putting their own health on the back burner. During National Women's Health Week, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages women of all ages to make time for regular preventive screenings, as well as eating right and getting regular physical activity. Read more »

Eating Right with Celiac Disease: Academy Offers Advice for Staying Healthy

Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to learn about celiac disease – it can affect your health or someone you love. Read more »

Links Between Nutrition and Oral Health: Updated Position of Academy

There is a strong connection between the food people eat and their oral health, according to a recently updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy's position paper "Oral Health and Nutrition" was published in the May issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and can be found on the Academy's website. Read more »

Academy Reaches Highest Membership Level in History, Passes 75,000

While many professional member associations in the United States are experiencing membership declines, membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics rose in the past year to 75,067 – the largest in the Academy's 96-year history and the eighth consecutive year of growth. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Academy experienced an overall 1.6 percent increase in members. Read more »

Women with HIV Shown to Have Elevated Resting Energy Expenditure

Most studies concerning resting energy expenditure (REE) in those infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been conducted in men and those with solely women have had small sample sizes. A team of researchers has sought to rectify this with a matched, prospective, cross-sectional study. The results are featured in a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Access to Safe, Nutritious Food and Water is Fundamental Human Right: Updated Position of Academy

Consistent access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and water is a fundamental human right, and is particularly important in helping developing nations to achieve food and nutrition security, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in its newly updated position paper, Nutrition Security in Developing Nations: Sustainable Food, Water and Health. Read more »

Focus on Diet's Role in Disease Prevention and Management, Says Academy

This year, half a million Americans will lose their lives to cancer, and more than 1.6 million men and women will be diagnosed with the illness. During Cancer Control Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds Americans that eating right can help you prevent cancer and even support your treatment if you’ve already been diagnosed. Read more »

Modest Changes in Military Dining Facilities Promoted Healthier Eating

The prevalence of obesity within the military is currently 13 percent. This rising epidemic, also rampant throughout the general population, could result in military career setbacks, negatively impact operational readiness, and jeopardize Department of Defense operations. To combat the epidemic, a team of researchers chose the military cafeteria as the venue to observe and evaluate eating behavior and the positive impact of modest changes to promote healthy eating and food selection. The results are captured in a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Tackle Kitchen Spring Cleaning and Reduce Your Risk of Food Poisoning with Tips from HomeFoodSafety.org

Spring is just around the corner, which means flowers, warmer weather and of course spring cleaning. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics along with ConAgra Foods encourages Americans to give their kitchens a thorough cleaning with tips from the Home Food Safety program’s www.HomeFoodSafety.org. Read more »

Where Should You Get Your Nutrition Advice? Seek the Guidance of THE Food and Nutrition Experts

All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It's an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health. To mark Registered Dietitian Day 2013 and to strengthen the link between the science of dietetics and the overall wellness aspects of nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration have approved the optional use of the credential "registered dietitian nutritionist" by all registered dietitians. Read more »

Social Responsibility: Academy Publishes Practice Paper on Ecological Sustainability in Food System

A system of food production that protects natural resources and the environment is important to everyone’s health, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy has published a practice paper to help registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered "meet the growing needs of those seeking guidance on food choices as they relate to ecological sustainability." Read more »

Increasing Evidence Links High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products to Acne

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment. Read more »

Medical Nutrition Therapy Offered by Private Insurance Companies Significantly Improves Weight Loss, Improves Health and Saves Money, New Study Says

A new study indicates that medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitians as part of a health benefit plan is an effective, low-cost way of helping people safely lose weight, and that MNT should be considered as a standard part of health insurance plans. Read more »

En el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición, Tener en Cuenta los Problemas de Salud y 'Aliméntarse Bien, Al Gusto Propio, Cada Día

Si usted tiene una condición crónica como hipertensión (presión alta de la sangre) o diabetes, una dieta planificada cuidadosamente puede tener un impacto significativo en el manejo de sus síntomas y la mejoría de su salud. Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética anima a los consumidores a desarrollar un plan de alimentación saludable basado en su propia condición de salud y en nuestro lema “Aliméntate bien, a tu gusto, cada día.” Read more »

'Aliméntese Bien, a Su Gusto, Cada Día' con Comidas de Todas las Tradiciones Étnicas: Consejos de la Academia

Estados Unidos es una nación de inmigrantes, donde cada grupo aporta sus tradiciones culturales, incluyendo sus comidas, a la experiencia multiétnica compartida de la nación. En el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética recomienda  que se “Alimente bien, a su gusto, cada día” con alimentos de todos los puntos del globo. Read more »

En el Dia del Dietista Registrado, y Todos los Dias, Celebramos Su Liderazgo en Mejorar la Salud de los Estadounidenses

En marzo, el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética nos recuerda los principios básicos de una alimentación saludable. En esta época del año, la Academia también celebra la contribución y los conocimientos de los dietistas en su calidad de expertos en alimentación y nutrición. Read more »

Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutricion y en Adelante, la Academia Comparte Consejos Sobre la Buena Alimentación para Cada Estilo de Vida

Alimentarse bien es esencial para mantener el cuerpo funcionando en forma óptima. Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética le recuerda que es importante desarrollar un plan de alimentación basado en su estilo de vida y sus necesidades nutricionales. Es decir, si usted es vegetariano, un estudiante, un atleta, un padre o madre muy ocupado o un ejecutivo internacional, es importante que se “Alimente bien, a su gusto, cada día”. Read more »

Durante el Mes Nacional de La Nutrición y en Adelante, La Academia Anima a Todos a Alimentarse Bien, a Su Gusto, Cada Día

Preferencias, estilos de vida, tradiciones culturales y étnicas y cuestiones de salud afectan nuestra selección de alimentos. Por eso, y como parte del Mes Nacional de la Nutrición® 2013, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética anima a todos a “Alimentarse bien, a su gusto, cada día”. Read more »

Overall Eating Patterns Are Most Important for Healthful Eating: Updated 'Total Diet' Position of Academy

The overall pattern of food that a person eats is more important to a healthy diet than focusing on single foods or individual nutrients, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in its newly updated position paper "Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating." According to the position paper: "In contrast to the total diet approach, classification of specific foods as 'good' or 'bad' is overly simplistic and may foster unhealthy eating behaviors." The Academy's position paper stresses that moderation, portion size and exercise are the key concepts for balancing food and beverage intakes. Read more »

Which Foods Make Americans Ill? Whether Chicken or Salad, Food Safety at Home is Key to Avoiding Illness, Says Academy

 A new study analyzing outbreaks of foodborne illness has found contaminated salad greens make the most people sick, but contaminated poultry have resulted in the most deaths. In light of this study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Home Food Safety program—a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods—encourages Americans, rather than avoid certain foods, to practice safe food handling at home instead. Read more »

Keep Personal Health Concerns in Mind and 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day' in National Nutrition Month

 If you have a chronic condition like hypertension or diabetes, a carefully planned diet can have a significant impact on managing your symptoms and improving your health. During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages consumers to develop a healthful eating plan that is centered on personal health concerns and “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” Read more »

'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day' with Foods from All Ethnic Traditions: Tips from the Academy

America is a nation of immigrants, with each group adding its cultural traditions, including food, to the country’s shared multi-ethnic experience. As part of National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers ways to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” with foods from all corners of the globe. Read more »

On Registered Dietitian Day and Every Day, RDs Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Health

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

Academy Shares Tips to Eat Right for Your Lifestyle during National Nutrition Month and Beyond

Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds you to build an eating plan with your unique lifestyle and nutritional needs in mind. So whether you're a vegetarian, student, athlete, busy parent or a jet-setting executive, it's important to "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." Read more »

During National Nutrition Month and Beyond, Academy Encourages Everyone to 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day'

Food preferences, lifestyles, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all affect our food choices. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month® 2013, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating through National Nutrition Month. Read more »

Can Changes in Nutrition Labeling Help Consumers Make Better Food Choices?

The Nutrition Facts label was introduced 20 years ago and provides consumers with important information, including:the serving size, the number of servings in the package, the number of calories per serving, and the amount of nutrients for each serving of a packaged food. However, research has shown that consumers often miscalculate the number of calories and the nutritional content of products that have two or more servings per container but are usually consumed in a single eating occasion. Read more »

As Flu Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Levels, Academy Encourages Everyone: Protect Your Health with Immune-Boosting Nutrition

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports flu outbreaks reaching epidemic levels and encourages all Americans to get flu shots, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds people they can help protect themselves against infections and boost their immunity through nutrition. Read more »

Academy Foundation Awards $447,400 in Scholarships for 2012-13 Academic Year

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has awarded 206 dietetic scholarships totaling nearly $447,400 to students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels of study for the 2012-2013 academic year. As the largest provider of scholarships in the dietetics field, the Academy Foundation has awarded nearly $3.4 million in scholarships to more than 2,400 students over the last ten years. Read more »

Academy Names University of Iowa Professor as Editor-in-Chief of Journal

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announces that, effective June 1, University of Iowa epidemiology professor and registered dietitian Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RD, LD, will become the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Snetselaar is also the endowed chair and associate head for admissions and curriculum at the university. She will serve as the sixth editor-in-chief in the Journal’s 88-year history. Read more »

Make 2013 the Year You Achieve Weight Loss Resolutions with Realistic Goals and Sound Nutrition Advice from Registered Dietitians

Millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and eat healthfully at the beginning of each year, but resolutions are notoriously broken. Registered dietitians- the food and nutrition experts -weigh in on why resolutions fail, and how to best set yourself up for success in 2013. Read more »

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