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.

  • Planning and Prep

    Julienne Vegetables

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    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.

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  • Multimedia

    How to Grill Safely Video

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    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

  • Planning and Prep

    Power Up with Breakfast

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Breakfast gives you energy to start the day and a healthy breakfast is important for everyone. Get the morning nutrition you need with these quick breakfast ideas. View Item

  • Wellness

    Crohn's Disease and Diet

    Nour Zibdeh, MS, RD, CLT

    Crohn's disease is a condition defined by chronic inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract. There is no one diet to alleviate Crohn's disease. Yet, an understanding of food and diet is key to reducing flare-ups. View Item

  • Nutrition

    What is Malnutrition?

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Malnutrition is a physical state of unbalanced nutrition. It can mean undernutrition or overnutrition. When most people think of malnutrition, they usually picture undernutrition. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    The Hungry and Overweight Paradox

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    The reality is that hunger and being overweight are linked and it affects millions of children and adults, and this paradox of food insecurity threatens the health of our nation's children. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    Understanding Obesity

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    Having a body mass index (BMI) that is considered obese is often associated with having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat may have harmful effects on your health, so BMI is used as a screening tool. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Celiac Disease: Alleviating Gastrointestinal Symptoms

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Diet is the primary treatment for celiac disease and following a gluten-free diet significantly reduces many symptoms of the condition. People with celiac disease experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and bloating, and nausea or vomiting. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Dining Out for Vegetarians

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Dining out can be a challenging experience for vegans and vegetarians. Keeping a few helpful tips in mind can make dining away from home a more rewarding experience for vegans and vegetarians. View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    What Is Calcium?

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Calcium is perhaps the most essential nutrient when it comes to bone health. Building strong bones is like building a healthy balance in your "calcium bank account." Registered dietitian nutritionists recommend food as the primary source of nutrients such as calcium. Keep your bones healthy with these tips. View Item

  • Training and Recovery

    Diabetes and Endurance Sports

    Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD

    Regular, moderate exercise may help prevent Type 2 diabetes or reduce or slow complications from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. But what about more intense physical activity with endurance sports such as marathons or triathlons? View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    Easy Ways to Boost Fiber in Your Daily Diet

    Holly Larson, MS, RD

    Fiber is an essential nutrient. However, most Americans are falling far short of the recommended daily amount in their diets. Follow these tips to boost fiber in your diet. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Kidney Disease: High- and Moderate-Potassium Foods

    Taylor Wolfram, 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 label, 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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