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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.
CATEGORIES: Nutrition, Research, Studies
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...
CATEGORIES: Conference, Nutrition, Research
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.
CATEGORIES: Conferences, Studies
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...
CATEGORIES: In the News, Studies
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...
BY Shannon McNamara ON November 24, 2014
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I’m thinking about what’s going to be on the table this year. I love to carry on family traditions, so there will definitely be a roasted turkey with sausage stuffing as well as a side of oyster stuffing. But there are a few things we’ve found over the...
CATEGORIES: Holidays, Recipes, Sweeteners
BY Neva Cochran, M.S., R.D.N, L.D ON November 13, 2014
I recently returned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference™ (FNCE®) in Atlanta. This annual event brought together nearly 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, exhibitors and speakers for a conference filled with educational sessions on new nutrition...
BY Shannon McNamara ON November 12, 2014
Caramel apples were always a special fall treat in our house. We would go to the apple orchard and pick the most perfect McIntosh apples we could find. The smell of the apples in the house would taunt my sister and me in anticipation of an afternoon in the kitchen making caramel.

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