Eat Right for Your Lifestyle

Eat Right for Your Lifestyle

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
November 19, 2013

There's no one diet that is right for everyone, so it's important to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with tasty foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.

  • Planning and Prep

    Julienne Vegetables

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    Finding fun and new ways to serve vegetables – like julienning – can make it easier to get the two and a half cups we need every day. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Food Safety When Dining Outdoors

    Picnics, campouts and tailgates are a few of the great reasons to eat outdoors. Just follow these tips from Torey Armul, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, to make sure your next cookout adventure doesn't come with a case of food poisoning. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Safely Pack Your Lunch

    A packed lunch can be a great way to eat healthfully when you're away from home. Whether you are packing your child's lunch for school or your own lunch for work, there are important food safety practices you must remember. Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT, provides tips on how to keep bacteria away while packing lunch. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Food Safety When Hosting a Party

    Hosting a party is a fun way to bring food, friends and family together. Whether you're hosting a sit-down dinner or buffet-style reception, it's important to serve food that is not only delicious but safe, too. Watch as Nancy Farrell, MS, RDN, offers tips to keep your party safe from food poisoning. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Jerk Chicken Kebabs Recipe Video

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    Ready to head outside and grill up nutritious Jerk Chicken Kebabs? Watch Angela Ginn, RDN, LDN, CDE, make this hassle-free dish, featuring proper food preparation techniques so you can see how it's done each step of the way.

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  • Multimedia

    Chicken and Plantain Stew Recipe Video

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    Want to make a simple yet delicious Chicken and Plantain Stew in a snap? Watch Ximena Jimenez, MS, RDN, LD, make this nutritious dish, featuring proper food preparation techniques so you can see how it’s done each step of the way.

    View the recipe here.

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  • Multimedia

    How to Grill Safely Video

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    Love to grill? Registered dietitian nutritionist Jim White offers tips to grill safely and avoid common mistakes that might result in food poisoning. View Item

  • Four Steps

    Food Safety During Power Outages

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    During power outages, food spoilage can be a serious problem when refrigerators and freezers lose power. Consumers can help avoid spoilage and foodborne illness in their homes by making sure foods stay properly refrigerated during a power outage. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    4 Metabolism Myths and Facts

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Why can one person eat like a growing teenager and not gain a pound, while another person's every indulgence shows up on the scale? Chalk it up to individual differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    Food Safety When Traveling Internationally

    Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

    Food poisoning tends to be most severe in impoverished to low-income countries and is typically attributed to an undrinkable water supply, poor personal hygiene and subpar food productions and storage conditions. As such, when traveling internationally, it is important to understand the conditions in which the food is grown so you can help prevent getting sick. View Item

  • Wellness

    The Health Benefits of Tea

    Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD, Joanna Pruess

    For around 5,000 years, tea has been recognized by cultures around the world for its capacity to soothe, restore and refresh. Far from being an fictitious promise, tea has been lauded for an array of potential health benefits. Are they true? View Item

  • Safety Tips

    A Food Safety Resolution

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    The start of a new year offers the opportunity to reflect on and consider what you can do to make your life happier and healthier. Put food safety at the top of your resolution list. View Item

  • Wellness

    Foods to Fight Iron Deficiency

    Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN

    Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that acts like a taxicab for oxygen and carbon dioxide. Learn the best ways to add iron, including vegetarian sources, to your diet. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    The Realities of Raw Milk

    Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN

    If you're trying to eat more natural and less processed foods, raw milk may seem like a smart choice. However, that is absolutely not true. While you may have heard that raw milk can prevent illnesses such as asthma, allergies, cancer and heart disease, it actually won't do anything to improve your health, and it could make you seriously sick. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    Staying Away from Fad Diets

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Conflicting claims, testimonials and hype by so-called "experts" can confuse even the most informed consumers when it comes to weight loss. The bottom line is simple: If a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    Food Safety for All Holiday Guests

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Whether you're bringing a holiday dish to the party or preparing the holiday feast yourself, it's important to practice safe food handling and keep in mind the needs of those who may be vulnerable to food poisoning. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Kidney Disease: High- and Moderate-Potassium Foods

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    If you have kidney disease, your doctor or RDN will let you know if you need to avoid foods high in potassium. The following list shows examples of foods that are high and moderate in potassium. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Processed Foods: What's OK and What to Avoid

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Processed food has a bad reputation as a diet saboteur, but processed food is more than boxed macaroni and cheese, potato chips and drive-thru hamburgers. Here's how to sort the nutritious from the not-so-nutritious. View Item

  • Wellness

    4 Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

    Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

    The best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain — much like what you'd eat to nourish and protect your heart. Strengthen recall by adding these foods to your diet. View Item

  • Resources

    National Nutrition Month

    National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. View Item

  • Nutrition

    The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Label

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Get to know the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, and understand the parts and pieces, from serving size, total calories and fat to percent of Daily Values. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    4 Metabolism Myths and Facts

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Why can one person eat like a growing teenager and not gain a pound, while another person's every indulgence shows up on the scale? Chalk it up to individual differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    Is Raw Seafood Safe To Eat?

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    People have been eating raw seafood from the beginning of time. But does that mean we should be doing so now? Get expert advice on consuming raw seafood. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    5 Tips to Kick Bad Eating Habits to the Curb

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Are you guilty of skipping breakfast, ordering takeout, getting jitters from coffee overload and counting potato chips as part of a viable diet plan? It's time to kick those habits to the curb and start eating right. View Item

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