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You realize the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and fitness habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and registered dietitian nutritionists, the food and nutrition experts, are here to help you find accurate information to support your healthful lifestyle.

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The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act establishes strong nutrition policies for child nutrition programs.

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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Diabetes and Diet

Healthy Vegetables (sm)There is no one diet for all people with diabetes. There is, however, a "recipe" for eating healthfully that is similar to recommendations for heart health, cancer prevention and weight management.

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Strength Building and Muscle Mass

Protein and the Athlete (70)Muscle is harder to build and maintain as men reach adulthood. This is due to lower testosterone levels, the hormone that helps build muscle. A male’s testosterone level peaks between ages 16 and 18 and evens out when he is in his 20s.

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Take Action Now: Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes Month (70)A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that close to half of the adult population of the U.S. is expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime.

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Ready for a Grilling Adventure?

Grilled VegetablesSummer is a great time to fire up the grill. Consider yourself a grill master? Spice up any cookout by adding fruits and vegetables to the menu.

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Homemade Stock

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Want to learn a kitchen magic trick? Making your own vegetable stock changes trash into treasure, and it's almost entirely free.

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Seafood Do's and Don'ts When Pregnant

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Does eating seafood while pregnant seem fishy? Misinformation about pregnancy and seafood abounds, but the truth is that pregnant women can and should eat fish. Find out why.

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Dandelions for My Salad?

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What used to be reviled by many gardeners is now considered gourmet - weeds (which are actually wild greens) like dandelion, lambsquarters, and nettle are showing up on restaurant menus and at farmer's markets, and in recipes for main dishes, soups and sides.

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Combating Global Nutrition Insecurity in Developing Nations [Infographic]

Combating Global Nutrition Insecurity small thumbPeople should have consistent access to an appropriately nutritious diet of food and water, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services and care that ensure a healthy and active life for all.

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Store Herbs and Spices

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Wilted herbs in your fridge? Questionable spices in your cupboard? Follow these tips to learn the right way to store herbs and spices.

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Feed Your Body Right

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Think your nutrition needs stay the same your whole adult life? Think again: Every decade has its own pitfalls and concerns, from weight creep to heart disease, and this changes what—and how much—you need to eat during each life stage. Check out our handy guide to figure out which foods will help boost your health no matter your age.

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Tuna Ceviche with Plantain Chips Recipe

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Popular in many seaside regions of Latin America, ceviche is enjoyed as a light lunch or appetizer — and is a flavorful way to put heart-healthy seafood on your menu. Traditionally prepared with very fresh raw fish that's been "cooked" in the acid of lime juice, ceviche made with canned tuna is safe to the plate. And the tomatillos offer a unique citrus-like flavor to the palate.

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U.S. Men’s National Team Dietitian Fuels Performance

U.S. Men's National Team Dietitian Fuels Performance-70What keeps the U.S. Men's National Team fueled up for soccer matches? Team dietitian, Danielle LaFata, MS, RD, CSSD, shares her nutrition secrets.

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5 Top Foods for Eye Health

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You've heard the expression, "The eyes have it." But do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Get a glimpse of the latest in foods for eye health.

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Healthy Eating for Men

Healthy eating for men (thumb)How a man eats throughout his life can help predict how well (or not) he ages. Diet can help fight disease and keep men looking and acting younger.

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Minted Green Tea

Minted Teapot (Thumbnail)In Morocco, an offer of mint tea, which accompanies nearly every social interaction, symbolizes 24/7 hospitality and friendship. More than courtesy and flavor, mint tea may have potential health benefits. This recipe starts with fresh mint leaves.

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Farm Bill: Understanding the Agricultural Act of 2014 [Infographic]

Agricultural Act tiny The Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, protects vital nutrition assistance programs and includes initiatives that will improve the health of the nation. Learn more about this piece of legislation in the infographic below, and see how the Academy's recommendations fared with the bill.

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Kids Eat Right

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Your source for scientifically-based health and nutrition information you can trust to help your child grow healthy.

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Make Nutrition Fun

Calling all fun-loving kids and adults! Have fun while building your food and nutrition knowledge with our interactive games. Test your eat right knowledge with Nutrition Sudoku, Rate Your Plate and more!

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About the Academy

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.