BY Sweet Surprise Team ON August 11, 2015
With summer coming to an end and kids heading back to school, it’s usually a busy time for families. Whether you’re running to an after school activity or sporting event, trying to help the kids finish their homework or entertaining your children’s friends, there are easy ways to plan ahead for...
CATEGORIES: Experts Nutrition, Moderation, Nutrition, Nutrition on the Run, Recipes, Tips for Parents
BY Ann Dunaway TEH, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD ON August 4, 2015
Snacking has made the news recently and you may be confused by what you read. Should we snack or not? How much is too much? And what kinds of snacks should you and your children be eating? Put snacks in their proper place by following some quick guidelines.
CATEGORIES: Dietitian, Experts Nutrition, In the News, Moderation, Nutrition, Recipes, Tips for Parents
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON June 4, 2015
Particular foods are not really addictive but the way a food is offered, intermittently or constantly available, can influence how it is consumed, such as repeated or intermittent ‘gorging’.
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON April 15, 2015
With the news media looking for stories 24/7 to boost audience numbers and ratings, sensational headlines dominate both print publications and electronic airwaves. And health and nutrition stories are one of the hottest topics around.
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON April 10, 2015
Creating dietary guidelines that address the broad needs of an entire population is a difficult task. Although it’s challenging for experts to agree on one dietary prescription, it's scientifically clear that the human body requires a range of macronutrients and that a variety of food patterns can...
BY Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN ON March 23, 2015
Three hundred and sixty-five days a year, registered dietitians (RDs) and registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), like myself, work hard to help people make healthier lifestyle choices, specifically around what to eat. The month of March is an extra special time to focus on the importance of...
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON March 5, 2015
Last week I attended a conference alongside fellow nutrition communicators where we delved into the latest research on an array of food topics, most notably sugar and sweeteners.
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON January 20, 2015
Research with animals or using observational data often portrayed sugar as a health risk that wasn't really deserved. But now there's news that's more level-headed about sugar in a late-breaking study that came out at the end of 2014.
BY Neva Cochran, M.S., R.D.N, L.D ON December 9, 2014
Sugar grabbed a lot of traditional news channel and social media headlines in the past year. But news about sweeteners wasn’t limited to the popular press. Several new studies were published in journals or presented at scientific conferences. Unfortunately, these were not always portrayed...
BY Shannon McNamara ON December 5, 2014
The last three months of the year hold a multitude of opportunities for overindulgence and weight gain – from Halloween treats to big Thanksgiving dinners to the champagne toast on December 31. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans gain one to two pounds on average during...