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10 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
How to Reduce Your Food Waste
Around 40 percent of edible food in the U.S. is not eaten and the average family of four throws out up to $2,200 worth of food and beverages each year. With a few simple changes we can all help improve these statistics. Lori Zanini, RDN will talk about three ways to decrease the food waste in your household.
10 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Spring Clean Your Diet: Fresh Strategies That Address Habits, Not Just Food Choices
With the arrival of spring and shedding the winter layers, people are also thinking about ways to shed a couple winter pounds. While most people understand the nuts and bolts of a healthy diet, they often don’t take the time to set up the support system to sustain these changes. In this interview, Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RDN, will address both environmental and behavioral influences to ensure that healthy changes stick.
10 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
How To Get Children to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”
Getting your child to try new and healthy foods can be a big challenge.Parents are children's biggest influences when it comes to healthy behaviors, so provide your kids with opportunities for family fun. You can help your children learn to make healthier food choices and engage in regular physical activity by being a good role model.Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Kristen Gradney is here to explain how to take steps to ensure your child learns the importance of good nutrition from an early age.
10 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
Culturally Savoring the Flavor of Eating Right
Lets discuss food culture as it relates to National Nutrition Month. Nancy Z. Farrell, MS, RDN is here to discuss Chinese, Italian and Mexican cuisine and ways to reduce sugar, sodium and saturated fat while retaining food flavor. She’ll also discuss food ingredients, spices and preparation methods.
10 minutes | Feb 22, 2016
High Cholesterol in Children: Help Without Harming
With the epidemic in pediatric obesity, we are seeing an increase in high cholesterol levels among children.In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that pediatricians do a standard cholesterol screen at annual visits for all children ages 9 to 11 years of age. It is important that any nutritional intervention that involves food restrictions of any kind be done carefully by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with pediatric expertise to avoid unintended consequences of those restrictions.Angela Lemond, RDN is here to discuss High Cholesterol in Children.
10 minutes | Feb 15, 2016
Lower Heart Disease Risk through Personalized Nutrition
Everyone has unique nutrition needs based on genetics and lifestyle which determines the nutrition guidelines I recommend. There is much confusion in the media and internet and even among “health experts” which makes it hard for the public to decide what dietary guidelines to follow. In order to provide individualized nutrition recommendations for my clients, I like to have information like results from advanced lipid panels, genetics, etc.Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Sonya Angelone is here to explain her approach to individualized nutritional recommendations.
10 minutes | Jan 26, 2016
Healthy Meals on a Busy Schedule
Busy schedules often mean grabbing unhealthy meals and snacks that can actually drain your energy, which is not good when you’re busy!We are here to offer tips on how to fit in healthy eating even when you’re busy! Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, shares tips that include quick and easy meal planning ideas and how to eat healthfully if you absolutely must go through the drive-thru.
10 minutes | Jan 18, 2016
How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Actually Stick
We've all made new year's resolutions only to have trouble following through.Tips to make resolutions last include: Individualize changes, One (or two) changes at a time, Make small acts of will, Plan criticallyand Reward yourself.Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, is here to give great suggestions to help you keep your new year's resolutions.
10 minutes | Dec 16, 2015
Beating The Winter Blues with Food & Fitness!
Food & fitness choices can make a huge difference in our mental and physical condition as we move through the winter season. Hydration, eating at regular intervals, how to fit daily exercise in when it’s cold outside, and specific foods that boost mental and physical health will be discussed.Kim Larson, RDN, CD is here to provide tips for including foods in your diet that elevate mood and ward off depression, as well as fitness options that keep energy and every day performance high.
10 minutes | Dec 7, 2015
Wash Your Hands to Keep Germs Away
Though this chilly holiday season, handwashing is more important than ever! But is just a little soap and water enough to keep us safe and well? Dec 6 – 12 is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants to be sure everyone knows how to wash their hands correctly and when handwashing can’t be skipped.Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Libby Mills is here to spread awareness of the importance of keepeing those germs away.
10 minutes | Nov 17, 2015
What You Think You Know About Type-1 Diabetes in Children
When you hear the word diabetes, you may think of an unhealthy lifestyle or being overweight. However, this is not the case for type-1 diabetes, especially in children.November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. More than 29 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes; however, only five percent of those are diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, and most of that population is diagnosed as children.When you hear the word diabetes, you may think of an unhealthy lifestyle or being overweight or inactive. However, this is not the case for type-1 diabetes, especially in children.Type-1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the body does not produce insulin. Living with type-1 diabetes is a constant battle, as it requires constant monitoring of blood sugars through finger prick checks, injecting insulin with every meal, and counting carbohydrates. However, despite these challenges, the outlook for youth diagnosed with diabetes has never looked better. Marina Chaparro, MPH, RDN, discusses the latest advances in technology in diabetes care, including sensors, insulin pumps, and pancreatic transplants. She also shares how to recognize warning signs of type-1 diabetes in children.
10 minutes | Nov 11, 2015
Healthy Holiday Eating: You Can Do it!
Most Americans gain 1 lb per year and don’t lose it- which adds up over the decade.The holidays are here and with just a little effort you can cut your calorie intake.There are healthy habits that you can engage in to help keep your weight in check.A few simple changes can really make a difference.You can start by bringing healthy options to holiday parties, watch your portions and make time for activity.Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Jessica Crandall is here to give great advice on ways you can keep those extra pounds away during the holidays.
10 minutes | Oct 29, 2015
New Years Resolution 9 Weeks Early!
Starting with Halloween, we have 9 weeks of holiday celebrations. With 2/3 of the population at risk for developing or already having diabetes, it’s a difficult but also a very important time to manage your diet. Today Toby Smithson, MS, RDN will cover strategies to avoid potential holiday blood sugar highs.Strategies: 1) Eat your meals (don’t skip meals); 2) Holiday host or guest? Be the driver of your health; 3) Survey your options; and 4) Add a new tradition –be active.
10 minutes | Oct 9, 2015
Fueling the Growing Athlete
Over 21 million youth athletes between the ages of 6 and 17 play team sports on a regular basis, with another 5 million engaging on a regular basis. Many of these athletes will do anything to be faster, stronger and better than their competition. Growing athletes need adequate nutrition for growth and development, as well as additional fluids and food to fuel their sport.How do youth athletes find the time between school, homework, training and family affairs to properly fuel? Heather Mangieri, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson, is here to help you understand the best ways to keep your little athletes fueled up.
10 minutes | Sep 15, 2015
Are The Foods In Your Lunch Box Making You Sick?
Parents and kids may think their healthy lunch box meals are great, but there are some common food safety mistakes many do.On hectic mornings, take the time to pack a nutritious and safe lunch for you and your children with these tips.Start off each day fresh by washing lunch boxes and lunch bags with warm, soapy water after each use.Perishable foods should not be left out of refrigeration for more than two hours, but many students don't have access to a refrigerator at school.Help keep your child's lunch safe by packing it in an insulated lunch bag or lunch box and including an ice pack or frozen beverage container.When building lunches, choose whole-grain breads, low-fat or fat-free dairy options and lean meats and proteins.Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN is here to share her top food safety tips, refrigerator safety, the importance of a food thermometer and some new healthy meal ideas.
9 minutes | Sep 8, 2015
Is Your Chicken Making You Sick?
Chicken can potentially be very dangerous.Is Your Chicken Making You Sick?Take this short quiz to find out:Ask yourself "am I doing all I can to keep my chicken safe?"Do you wash your chicken before you cook it?Do you sometimes defrost your chicken on the countertop or kitchen table?During the segment, Joan Salge Blake, MS will discuss the food safety risks for doing the above.
10 minutes | Aug 18, 2015
Re-Think Your Kid’s Drink
Drinks can provide an excessive amount of calories for us in our daily diet, especially for kids.In this segment, Kristi King is here to discuss what kids SHOULD be drinking, drinks we should be avoiding, and great substitutes for those calorie containing drinks!
10 minutes | Aug 4, 2015
School Meals – Changes, Updates and the Future
An update to what is happening with school meals. There have been many new changes and updated regulations regarding school meals.Wesley Delbridge, RDN is here to discuss how schools are being successful with these changes and how effective marketing and communication are changing the world of school meals.
10 minutes | Jul 14, 2015
Listen in as Ximena Jimenez, MS, RDN, a Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson,discusses Hispanic staple foods, the most common cooking methods used by the Latino community and ways to make them healthier. Also, learn more about healthy, super foods such as quinoa and lucuma.
10 minutes | Jul 14, 2015
Post Workout Recovery Nutrition
Looking to optimize your next workout? After a hard workout or vigorous physical activity, it’s important to consume a nutrient-rich snack or meal within 15 minutes to an hour to replace nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fluids, and electrolytes. Learn from Registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Kelly Pritchett, how choosing your foods wisely after a race or workout will help you recover more quickly next time.
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