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2012 Press Releases

Redesign HomeFoodSafety.org Offers Simple Food Safety Solutions, Including Holiday Tips, RD Recipes And New Mobile App

Just in time for the holiday season, the Home Food Safety program – a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods – has launched its redesigned website, HomeFoodSafety.org. Read more »

Ready for that Traditional Holiday Meal? Keep Food Safety in Mind Every Step of the Way!

Food is as much a part of holiday gatherings as football, candles and carols. This holiday season, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods encourage Americans to enjoy healthy holiday meals while keeping food safety in mind every step of the way with tips from the Home Food Safety program’s website. Read more »

Health-Care Technology: Academy Publishes Practice Paper on Nutrition Informatics

Delivering the highest-quality health care requires providers to be able to find, evaluate and share accurate information with patients as well as other health professionals. “Informatics” is the science of managing, storing and communicating information. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has developed a practice paper for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered to help them use informatics in providing nutrition-related care. Read more »

Partial Sleep Deprivation Linked to Obesity

Evidence linking partial sleep deprivation to energy imbalance is relevant to weight gain prevention and weight loss promotion. A new study published today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics bases this finding on an extensive review of literature published over a fifteen-year period. More than 35 percent of American adults are obese and more than 28 percent sleep less than six hours a night. While weight-loss strategies incorporate lifestyle changes focusing on diet and exercise, modifications in an individual’s daily routine, including sleep behaviors, can help manage weight. Read more »

George McGovern Remembered by Academy as Worldwide Leader in Food and Hunger Advocacy

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern, who died Sunday, is remembered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a national and international leader in the areas of health, nutrition and hunger. Sen. McGovern was a pioneer in seeing and meeting people’s nutrition needs. He was one of the first political leaders to recognize and highlight links between nutrition and chronic disease, and he understood that Americans need dietary guidance to optimize their health. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Proposition 37: The Facts

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is calling for voters to be made aware of an error in the California Official Voter Information Guide regarding Proposition 37, which inaccurately states that the Academy "has concluded that biotech foods are safe." Read more »

African Americans Less Likely to Adhere to DASH Diet for Lowering Blood Pressure

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which promotes consumption of more fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grain, and less meats and sweets, is a proven effective treatment for hypertension. For some individuals, adherence to the diet can be just as effective in lowering blood pressure as taking antihypertensive medication. A new study has found that greater adherence to the diet can lead to significant reductions in blood pressure, but that African Americans are less likely to adopt the diet compared to whites. Read more »

Leftovers Good for Wallet and Waistline: Make Sure They're Safe

Saving leftovers to eat later is a great way to practice portion control and save money, but it’s important to make sure leftovers are safe to eat according to Home Food Safety, a collaborative program of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. Read more »

Academy Council Releases Visioning Report on Dietetics Profession

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Council on Future Practice has released the report Moving Forward: A Vision for the Continuum of Dietetics Education, Credentialing and Practice, setting the stage for dialogue at the Academy's House of Delegates Meeting on October 5 in Philadelphia. The report includes nine recommendations that encompass a vision of what is possible for future dietetics practitioners and educators. While these recommendations are not mandates, they provide a starting point for creating a new future for the profession in the years to come. Read more »

Academy Updates Position on the Health Benefits of Fluoride

Fluoride provides health benefits throughout a person’s life, especially for bones and teeth, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). In an updated position paper, “The Impact of Fluoride,” the Academy supports fluoride as an “important public health measure” that promotes overall health. Read more »

Is Long-Term Weight Loss Possible after Menopause?

A new study finds that in post-menopausal women, some behaviors that are related to weight loss in the short term are not effective or sustainable for the long term. Interventions targeting these behaviors could improve long-term obesity treatment outcomes. Read more »

Academy to Present 2012 Medallion Awards to Six Members for Service to Academy and Dietetics Profession

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) will present its prestigious 2012 Medallion Awards to six 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 at an Honors Breakfast on Sunday, October 7, during the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 6-9 in Philadelphia, Pa. Read more »

Iowa Registered Dietitian Kathleen Niedert Receives Academy's Highest Award

Registered dietitian Kathleen C. Niedert, a specialist in long-term and geriatric care, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' highest honor, the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award. Niedert, a resident of Hudson, Iowa, will receive the Copher Award October 6 at the Opening Session of the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pa. Read more »

Let's Move!, MyPlate, Food Allergies, Food Safety, Processed Foods among Hottest Topics at FNCE

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will feature educational sessions devoted to key food and nutrition issues, showcasing cutting-edge research, policy and advocacy issues and spirited debates. The Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will be held October 6-9 in Philadelphia, Pa. Among hot topics to be examined are the collaboration between Academy members and the White House to end childhood obesity; the evolution of agriculture based on demand for healthier foods; how government and industry can work together to improve the health of Americans; identifying and treating food allergies and intolerances; and the debate over whole versus processed foods. Read more »

Academy Brings the World of Food and Nutrition to Philadelphia

The world's largest annual meeting of food and nutrition professionals, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, will be held October 6 to 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. FNCE attracts more than 8,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders for four days of cutting-edge nutrition science research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations, along with more than 350 food and nutrition-related exhibitors. Read more »

Updated Academy Position: Promoting Health and Wellness for Older Adults through Food and Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most important elements of healthful aging. It is critical to a person’s physiological well-being and contributes to social, cultural and psychological quality of life. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) has analyzed the influence food and nutrition has on health and quality of life as we age. The Academy says in an updated position paper that it is never too late to start making healthful food choices, especially with the guidance of a registered dietitian. Read more »

Menu Labeling Requirements Lead to Healthier Options at Chain Restaurants

The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements about posting nutritional information at chain restaurants. Listing calories, fat content, and sodium levels of menu items at the point of purchase has been promoted as a way to address the obesity epidemic. Increased awareness may lead to healthier consumer choices, and may encourage restaurants to adapt their menus to meet demand. A new study has evaluated the real-life impact of menu labeling in King County, Washington, after new regulations were implemented, and has found some improvement, although most entrées continue to exceed recommended nutritional guidelines. The study is available online in advance of publication in the August issue of the ;Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Are Not Replacing Milk in Kids' Diets

National data indicate that milk consumption has declined among children while consumption of sweetened beverages of low nutritional quality has more than doubled. Although this suggests that sugar-sweetened beverages may have replaced more nutritious drinks in children’s diets, a new study suggests that in fact changes in children’s milk consumption are not significantly related to changes in their consumption of sodas and flavored fruit drinks over time. The results are published online today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Academy Foundation Awarded Charity Navigator Highest Ranking for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Charity Navigator has awarded the Academy Foundation an "exceptional" ranking of four stars out of a possible four, the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 16 percent of charities have received at least two consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. Read more »

In Wake of Supreme Court's Decision, Academy Will Continue Working to Ensure Access to Nutrition Services

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 28 that upholds the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics said it will continue working to ensure the public has access to high-quality and potentially lifesaving food and nutrition services. Read more »

Pasta Made from Green Banana Flour a Tasty Alternative for Gluten-Free Diets

People with celiac disease struggle with limited food choices, as their condition makes them unable to tolerate gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University of Brazil have developed a gluten-free pasta product from green banana flour, which tasters found more acceptable than regular whole wheat pasta. The product has less fat and is cheaper to produce than standard pastas. Their research is published today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Academy Applauds Senate for Passage of Farm Bill

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics praised the work of the United States Senate, in particular the Agriculture Committee, for passing the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act (S. 3240), also known as the 2012 Farm Bill, which will fund key nutrition programs that empower Americans to make healthy food choices. Read more »

Academy Joins New National Initiative to End Hunger and Achieve Food Security

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) has joined a new nationwide initiative designed to help families obtain adequate amounts of healthful food and reduce the levels of "food insecurity" in the United States. The new collaboration brings together health professionals including registered dietitians; the agriculture and food production industry; and hunger relief professionals. Read more »

Academy Names New National Media Spokespeople for 2012 - 2015

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

Men, Don't Wait Until It's Too Late! Eat Right Now to Prevent Future Illness

As part of National Men's Health Week, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all men to build a healthful eating plan now to help prevent the development of illness and disease later in life. Read more »

EatRight Radio: Free PSAs Available from the Academy

The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals is launching EatRight Radio, a new online resource with free public service announcements that encourage millions of people to improve their health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has created a broadcast team of registered dietitians – the food and nutrition experts – to create a network of free public service announcements beginning this summer. Read more »

In Wake of NYC Soda Ban Proposal, Academy Encourages Education, Moderation

New York City has announced plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages consumers to be aware of how all beverages fit into their healthful daily eating plan. Read more »

Registered Dietitian Ethan Bergman Becomes 2012-2013 Academy President

Registered dietitian Ethan A. Bergman, associate dean in the College of Education and Professional Studies and professor of food science and nutrition at Central Washington University, begins his one-year term June 1 as the 2012-2013 president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Read more »

Academy Names 2012-2013 Board of Directors

Seventeen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2012-2013 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 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, 2013. Read more »

Academy Offers Tips to Keep Fruits and Vegetables Safe, Avoid Food Poisoning

Summer offers plenty of tasty fresh fruits and vegetables, but whether it comes from the local farmer's market, grocer or even your own garden, produce may become contaminated with harmful pathogens that can cause food poisoning. As part of the Home Food Safety program, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods reminds Americans to safely enjoy produce with tips for buying, storing and preparing raw produce. Read more »

Academy Remains Poised to Implement Goals of IOM's Report on Obesity

Echoing a new report by the Institute of Medicine that progress in the United States in addressing the obesity epidemic has been too slow, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and its members, some of whom served on the IOM committee, are leading community nutrition interventions across the country that are showing a tremendous impact. Read more »

Academy Encourages All Women to Prioritize Health During National Women's Health Week and Beyond

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds women of all ages to make health their top priority for both themselves and those they love through regular checkups, preventive screenings and eating right. Read more »

Starting a Family Does Not Encourage Parents to Eat Healthier

Changes in family finances, the challenges of juggling schedules, or a child's eating preferences may influence how a family eats. In one of the first longitudinal studies to examine the effect of having children on parents’ eating habits, researchers have found that parenthood does not lead to healthier diets. The research is published online today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Sitting at Work All Day Increases Diabetes Risk in Women: Academy Offers Tips to Reduce Your Risk

A new study finds women who spend four to seven hours a day sitting are more likely to show early signs of type 2 diabetes, but researchers have found no such link in men. During National Women's Health Week and beyond, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all women to take steps to increase physical activity and decrease their risk of developing diabetes. Read more »

Academy Position: Safely Enjoyed Sweetened Foods Within a Healthful Eating Plan

People have an “innate” preference for foods that are sweet, and consuming high levels of sugar can increase a person’s risk of obesity. However, people can safely enjoy the range of sweeteners, both calorie-containing and no-calorie, as part of an eating plan that is guided by current nutrition recommendations, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Read more »

Academy Offers Nutrition Professionals Help in Communicating Accurate Food and Nutrition Information

For health professionals and consumers alike, the best source of reliable, science-based information on food and nutrition is a registered dietitian. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a new practice paper to help registered dietitians communicate accurate information to the public, clients and patients. The abstract for the paper was published in the May Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names Case Western Reserve University Researcher as Chief Science Officer

Registered dietitian Alison L. Steiber has been named chief science officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Steiber comes to the Academy from Case Western Reserve University, where she was an associate professor and director of the coordinated dietetic internship and master’s degree program. Read more »

Academy Applauds Senate Agricultural Committee for Funding Key Nutrition Programs in Farm Bill

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics praises the Senate Agriculture Committee for approving legislation that will fund key nutrition programs that empower Americans with the knowledge to make healthful food choices. Read more »

Less Than 1 in 6 Americans Frequently Washes Grocery Totes Increasing Risk for Food Poisoning

Reusable grocery totes are a popular, eco-friendly choice to transport groceries, but only 15 percent of Americans regularly wash their bags, creating a breeding zone for harmful bacteria, according to a survey by the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and ConAgra Foods. Read more »

Strong and Consistent Evidence Supports Low Energy Density Diets for Weight Loss

A new report published online today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics systematically reviews and updates the evidence underlying the recommendation in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 to consume a diet low in energy density (ED). The report addresses the growing body of evidence linking ED, or the number of calories in a given amount of food, and body weight in adults, children and adolescents. Read more »

Food Stamp Customers Buy More at Farmers Markets When Point-of-Sale System Is Available

Record numbers of Americans are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, as food stamps are now known, and many SNAP participants live in neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy food. A study conducted at the Clark Park Farmers Market, in Philadelphia, PA, has found that making it easier for vendors to collect SNAP payments with electronic point-of-sale systems increased fresh produce sales to SNAP recipients by 38%. However, the costs associated with such systems may put them out of reach for farmers. The study, by researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program and The Food Trust, is published online today in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »

Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética Ofrece Consejos Prácticos para Disfrutar la Comida y Comer Menos

La comida es para disfrutarla, pero según las Guías Alimentarias para los Estadounidenses, 2010, comer menos es esencial para prevenir enfermedades y controlar el peso. Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición (National Nutrition Month), la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, previamente American Dietetic Association) le invita a que "Mejore Su Plato." Read more »

Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición Mejore su Plato, Reemplazando Sodio y Calorías Vacías por Alimentos Sanos

A menudo los supermercados y menús de restaurantes están repletos de alimentos que contienen grasas sólidas, azúcares agregadas y altos niveles de sodio. Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición (National Nutrition Month) la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética se propone ayudar a los estadounidenses a aprender a obtener la mayor cantidad de nutrientes necesarios de los alimentos que consumen, todo en torno al lema del 2012: "Mejore Su Plato." Read more »

En el Día del Dietista Registrado y Todos los Días, Celebramos a Estos Profesionales Dedicados a Mejorar la Salud de Estados Unidos

Marzo es el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición (National Nutrition Month) cuando la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética nos recuerda volver a los principios básicos de la buena alimentación. En este mes, la Academia también celebra a los dietistas registrados, es decir, a los xpertos en alimentación y nutrición. Read more »

En el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición Mejore su Plato con Estos Simples Consejos de Dietistas Registrados

Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición (National Nutrition Month) y en adelante, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética desafía a todas las personas a incluir alimentos de todos los grupos alimenticios a través del lema de este año: "Mejore Su Plato." Read more »

Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición en Adelante, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética le Invta a Que Mejore Su Plato

Guías Alimentarias para los Estadounidenses, 2010 recomiendan poner mayor énfasis en frutas y vegetales y desarrollar la noción del tamaño adecuado de las porciones. La Academia de Nutrición y Dietética a los consumidores a incorporar estas sugerencias en su vida diaria a través del lema "Mejore Su Plato" del Mes Nacional de la Nutrición (National Nutrition Month) para el 2012. Read more »

Replace Sodium and Empty Calories with Wholesome Foods to 'Get Your Plate in Shape' during National Nutrition Month

Grocery store shelves and restaurant menus are often crowded with foods containing solid fats, added sugars and high levels of sodium. During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is helping Americans understand how to get the most nutrients they need from the foods they eat, all surrounding this year's theme: "Get Your Plate in Shape." Read more »

Simple Tips from Registered Dietitians Make It Easy to 'Get Your Plate in Shape' This National Nutrition Month

During National Nutrition Month® and beyond, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to include healthy foods from all food groups through this year's theme: "Get Your Plate in Shape." Read more »

On RD Day and Every Day, Registered Dietitians Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Health

March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also a time when the Academy celebrates registered dietitians as the food and nutrition experts. Read more »

During National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Offers Practical Ways to Enjoy Food While Eating Less

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to "Get Your Plate in Shape." Read more »

Get Your Plate in Shape During National Nutrition Month

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage an increased focus on fruits and vegetables and an understanding of proper portion sizes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) helps consumers understand how to implement these suggestions into their daily lives with "Get Your Plate in Shape," this year's theme of National Nutrition Month®. Read more »

Journal of the American Dietetic Association becomes Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announce that the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has become the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, mirroring the name change of the association on behalf of which it is published. Read more »

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Strongly Supports New Nutrition Standards for Meals Served in Schools

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics strongly supports the new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations for meal patterns in schools announced by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Read more »

Manage and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes with Healthy Eating and Exercise

Celebrity chef Paula Deen announced Tuesday, January 17, that she has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is working with a pharmaceutical company to promote a diabetes medication that she uses. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds consumers that the first line of defense for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes is a healthy diet and regular exercise. Read more »

Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens: New Book from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Helping children achieve and maintain a healthy weight is more important than ever, and a new book from Eat Right Press, the publishing arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), strives to help parents better address the nutritional health of their children. Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens offers practical strategies for managing weight, learning to make good, appealing food choices, staying active and building better long-term habits for a healthy life. Read more »

American Dietetic Association Officially Becomes Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The American Dietetic Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has officially changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The change took effect January 1. Read more »

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