It is not new that there are many advocates for a completely dairy-free diet — no milk, yogurt, cheese and butter — arguing that this helps to stop cancer cells from growing, especially hormone-related cancers
Tomorrow is National Lemon Juice Day, which may seem like an odd holiday to celebrate, but lemon juice, especially from freshly squeezed lemons, can benefit your health more than you might think. Lemon juice, from
As with all areas of medicine, nutrition practice relies on evidence generated from research studies. For the latest guidelines and research summaries, check out the recently renovated Evidence Analysis Library of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When I entered into the didactic program in dietetics, I was set on pursuing an internship right after graduation. Instead, I worked for two years and then was accepted into an out-of-state internship program. Before
Through a behind-the-scenes look at chef Tony Geraci as he revamps school food programs in Baltimore and Memphis, this documentary provides insight into the positive transformations that can take place in a community. The film
"Breast is best" has long been the mantra to new mothers and is a favorite among many registered dietitian nutritionists. There's no shortage of good reasons for moms to breastfeed their infants; numerous studies point
What foods should I start with? What if my baby has an allergic reaction? How do I know my baby is getting enough important nutrients? Many parents approach introducing solid foods with great anticipation and
Carrot and Raisin Pancakes Recipe by Tram Le, MS, RD Ingredients ½ cup matchstick-cut carrots 1 teaspoon water 2 tablespoons raisins 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 cup milk
Although chili peppers were cultivated and traded in the Americas for thousands of years, it wasn’t until explorers brought these fiery fruits from the New World back to Europe that their popularity spread. Today, chili
The first food mills were developed in the early 1920s by the Foley Manufacturing Company in Minnesota. A precursor to the modern blender and food processor, the food mill was designed to purée and mash
Breast milk is naturally bacteria-free, but if you are pumping to store for later use, milk can be contaminated by bacteria on the breast shield or the bottle. Mothers should wash their hands first and
A fad making the celebrity rounds is oil pulling, which is swishing a spoonful of plant oil (particularly sesame, sunflower and, more recently, coconut oil) in one's mouth. Proponents of oil pulling tout improved oral
Heart disease hit home for Jackie Boucher, MS, RD, LD, CDE, senior vice president and chief operating officer at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, when her grandmother Ruth, called her instead of dialing 911 when
A member of the rose family, pears are delicious in both sweet and savory dishes, and can be enjoyed raw, stewed, sautéed, baked, roasted, poached and grilled. Their high pectin content makes pears ideal for
Platform and Price Free: Apple. RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App The Appetites app delivers step-by-step cooking classes virtually. This newly designed version of the app now offers same-day ingredient delivery
Platform and Price Free App + Subscription: Apple, Android RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App The self-proclaimed “gym membership for the mind,” Headspace teaches you to meditate and provides resources to
Platform and Price Subscription service with free trial: Apple & Android. RDN Score 2 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Ideal Appetite is a meal planner that also includes options to track weight management
Platform and Price Free: Apple, Android, Web RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Instacart is a relative newcomer to the growing online fresh grocery delivery market. The Instacart app provides access
In today’s modern world of convenience, we face temptation at every corner. There are the donuts in the office breakroom, and the pizza coupons peeking out of the mailbox. Initially, we thought that if you
Product Reviewed Lékué Cake Portion Mold Before I begin, I need to come clean: this isn’t my first experience with Lékué products. They have beautiful design, and in addition to looking good, their products are
Product Reviewed Waring Pro Pistol Vac Professional Vacuum Sealer System If you were to take a look in our overflowing pantry, and fridge and freezer doors that barely shut, you would probably assume we are
I have always loved plantains! Being a part of family who is from the Caribbean, plantains were a normal staple dish with all of our meals. There were fried plantains, broiled plantains, baked plantains, plantain
I can't tout the benefits of fiber enough. From providing satiety and cholesterol-lowering effects to improving gut motility and blood-sugar control, the positive effects are numerous. Add in the fact that fiber is linked with
Our profession is full of trailblazers — men and women who have enjoyed helping individuals improve their self-image and health, reach the finish line, win the game and gain confidence and pleasure in the kitchen.
Diet is the first line of treatment for many physical health conditions, and with good reason. There exists an extensive body of scientific literature supporting the connection between what we eat and our physical health.
The spectrum of nutrition implementation in Electronic Health Records (EHR) is both vast and highly inconsistent. A member recently reported that, as a private practice RDN, the physician's office she worked for did not want her to
The adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in the U.S. is proceeding at an unprecedented pace — primarily due to the HITECH Act. As I have mentioned previously, the Academy has participated in the activities driven by
Portable, pretty and packed with nutrients, cherries are a perfect pick this time of year. The two main types of cherries, sweet and sour, have a few subtle differences. Sweet cherry varieties include the well-known
Here’s a good-for-you carbohydrate that’s worth seeking out. Resistant starches are a type of carbohydrate. More specifically, they are a type of fiber. As their name implies, they resist digestion in the small intestine. Because
This month, we pay tribute to a nostalgic favorite food with National Sandwich Month! Though people have been putting meat and bread together for centuries in a variety of ways, sandwiches as we know them
If you've ever volunteered with Feed My Starving Children, you're familiar with the warm feeling of accomplishment you experience when you find out the approximate number of meals you helped pack in one short night.
Saturated fat intake has been linked to increased total and LDL cholesterol levels, both of which can increase risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). As a result, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines emphasize consuming fewer foods with
Everyone is born with his or her own personality, and these same traits influence a person’s relationship with food. My 10-year-old daughter, Hannah, was born with a confident, adventurous personality. It is no coincidence that