Health Concerns

Eat Right with Health Concerns in Mind

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
February 20, 2014

Eating healthfully can prevent and manage many chronic diseases. An eating plan that keeps health concerns in mind will also incorporate your personal nutrient needs, food preferences, lifestyle and level of physical activity.

  • Resources

    Surviving an Eating Disorder

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Health and nutrition means being able to live an enjoyable life that's free from major illness and disease. Many people suffer from eating disorders today and registered dietitian nutritionists can help clients overcome this illness. View Item

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    Overcoming Childhood Diabetes

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    Pairing nutrition with an active lifestyle and educating our children on those values can change the face of the disease for the future. View Item

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    Improving Overall Health and Wellness

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    A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you make a positive change in your life. They can help you improve your overall health and wellness and guide you through this life change. View Item

  • Resources

    Enhancing Sports Performance

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Nutrition is key to health and well-being, especially when you are playing high-intensity sports. What you eat fuels your sports performance and a registered dietitian nutritionist can help you choose the right foods so that you perform your best. View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

    Taste is the most significant factor driving what we eat. Registered dietitian nutritionist Jessica Crandall shows us how to combine the foods we like with those that provide the nutrients we need. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Strip Kale

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    Kale is an excellent source of nutrients! Learn how to strip this leafy vegetable before you sauté, steam or chop it. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Eat Breakfast

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    Kick start your day with a nutritious breakfast. It will help you perform better at work and give you the energy you need to get through the morning. View Item

  • Sports and Performance

    Protein and the Athlete — How Much Do You Need?

    Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD

    How much protein is really necessary for athletes? While protein is critical in building muscle mass, more is not necessarily better. Eating large amounts of lean protein will not equate with a toned body. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Eating to Boost Energy

    Tara Gidus, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD

    Let's face it, we are are busy, stressed, need more physical activity and sometimes have poor eating habits — all contributing to low energy levels. One way to fix our energy deficit is how we eat. View Item

  • Wellness

    5 Top Foods for Eye Health

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? View Item

  • Wellness

    9 Nutrition Tips for Young Men

    To fuel a young active mind and body, the key is balance. Follow a healthy eating plan featuring lean protein, vegetables and whole-grains. Have fruit and low-fat dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt for snacks. View Item

  • Pregnancy

    Fertility Foods

    Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN

    Infertility affects about 10 percent of the population. While couples can't control all of the causes of infertility, they can control their diet. And, diet and weight management have a significant impact on the ability to conceive. View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    Eat Your Spinach

    Spinach is packed with powerful nutrients and is an excellent source of folate, vitamin A, iron and vitamin K. Like other leafy greens, spinach also provides fiber, magnesium and calcium. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Eat Right, Affordably

    When money is tight and time is short, it may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet. But with a few tips, you can achieve affordable, convenient and nutritious food. 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, What to Avoid

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    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

  • Weight Loss

    4 Metabolism Myths and Facts

    Jill Kohn, 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

  • Weight Loss

    5 Tips to Kick Bad Eating Habits to the Curb

    Jill Kohn, 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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