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The Academy In the News


Every day, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics works with the media to obtain news coverage of the Academy and registered dietitian nutritionists. This report contains highlights of the outstanding news coverage that appeared recently in national and local media outlets.

The Academy's Public Relations Team works with the news media to raise public awareness of the Academy, the important contributions of Academy members, scientific research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the importance of healthful eating for everyone.

One of the Academy's most effective outreach programs is its national network of media-savvy experts—your volunteer media spokespeople. In thousands of interviews per year, spokespeople take a positive approach to promoting the Academy and the relationships between good health and diet, communicating messages that reflect solid science and research.

Media Coverage

Below is a selection of recent media coverage from some of the country's top news and lifestyle publications highlighting the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy spokespeople and the dietetics profession:


6 Crazy Food-Industry Tricks You Don’t Know About

Yahoo! Shine – June 30, 2014
Joan Salge Blake & Marjorie Nolan Cohn, Academy spokespeople quoted

Ramadan Food Traditions Vary, But Dates Are Constant

Salt Lake Tribune – June 25, 2014
Lori Zanini, Academy spokesperson quoted

4 Essential Nutrients You’re Lacking – And How to Get Them

Men’s Health – June 24, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

Senate Panel Reprimands TV Show Host Dr. Oz for Promoting Fraudulent Weight-Loss Products

Healthline – June 18, 2014
Alissa Rumsey, Academy spokesperson quoted

For Parents of Children with Food Allergies, Dietary Counseling Can Help

Reuters – June 16, 2014
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

Coconut Oil Has a New Image as Health, Beauty Aid

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 2014
Vandana Sheth, Academy spokesperson quoted

How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month

Shape – June 12, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

August is Kids Eat Right Month

Bloomberg Businessweek – June 11, 2014
Academy and Kids Eat Right program highlighted

Got Milk? From a Cow or Plant?

Washington Post – June 10, 2014
Jessica Crandall, Academy spokesperson quoted

James Cameron Backed School to Terminate Meat and Dairy

NPR – June 8, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

How Should I Discuss Weight and Diet Issues with My Child?

Everyday Health – May 28, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

Why Are Salad Bars Being Removed from Boston Schools? – May 28, 2014
Written by Joan Salge Blake and quoting Debbi Beauvais, Academy spokespeople

The Truth about Low-Carb Diets

Fox News – May 23, 2014
Kim Larson, Academy spokesperson quoted

You Can Eat Healthy on a Budget. Here’s How – May 22, 2014
Sonya Angelone, Academy spokesperson quoted

Skyr: The New Greek Yogurt?

Men’s Fitness – May 21, 2014
Angela Lemond, Academy spokesperson quoted

Kraft Recalls 1.2 Million Cases of Cottage Cheese Due to Spoilage Risk – May 19, 2014
Academy’s Home Food Safety website cited

Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens? – May 6, 2014
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

The 6 Worst People for Your Diet

Yahoo! Shine – May 5, 2014
Angela Ginn & Heather Mangieri, Academy spokespeople quoted

Understanding Nutrition Needs of Fitness Enthusiasts

Baltimore Sun – May 2, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

Top 5 Food Facts vs. Fiction

Huffington Post – May 1, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

One-third of Americans Mixing Supplements with Meds: Study

Chicago Tribune – April 29, 2014
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

5 Fats You Should Be Eating More Of

Prevention – April 21, 2014
Debbi Beauvais, Academy spokesperson quoted

8 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Belly Bloat

Fitness – April 21, 2014
Kristi King, Academy spokesperson quoted

Are Detoxes Necessary?

Huffington Post – April 18, 2014
Andrea Giancoli, Academy spokesperson quoted

8 Easy Ways to Save on Health and Wellness

Forbes – April 11, 2014
Libby Mills, Academy spokesperson quoted

Pepsi to Launch Soda ‘Made with Real Sugar’

Shape – April 10, 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlighted

6 Food Myths Debunked

Time – April 7, 2014
Jennifer McDaniel, Academy spokesperson quoted

Free Drinking Water Available to Most U.S. Kids at School Lunch

Yahoo! Health – April 6, 2014
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited

Feed or Famine: Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

CBS News – April 4, 2014
Joy Dubost, Academy spokesperson quoted

Is Sugar Killing You?

Spry – April 1,2014
Ximena Jimenez, Academy spokesperson quoted

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