Unlocking Intuitive Eating

February 16th, 2021

By Katie Graham, MS, RD, LDN There is a “D” word dietitians cringe when hearing (no, not donuts), it is … DIETING (eek!).   When I mention the word “diet” in this case, I’m referring to a restrictive way of eating. Whether the diet is carbohydrate free, or smoothies only, or no eating after 7 pm, […]

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Plant-based Diet for Heart Health

February 10th, 2021

By Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN, CPT, NBC-HWC Did you know that eating a plant-based diet may help to reduce your risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States? According to the CDC, “Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in […]

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Why Love Walnuts?

February 3rd, 2021

By Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND Crunchy, nutty, with satisfying flavor and texture, walnuts add to our healthful cooking and eating pleasure.  But did you know that eating walnuts are good for heart health?   Celebrating heart health this month, we’re reminded of the many ways we can enjoy walnuts throughout the year to […]

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Nutrition Tips for the New Year from the PAND Blog

January 26th, 2021

By Talia Follador, RDN, LDN January 2021 is almost to a close, which means everyone is one month into their New Year’s resolutions. Registered Dietitians and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered are your best resource for information and advice if you’re looking to change your diet this year (or any time). Both RDs and NDTRs […]

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The Resolution Fizzle: How to Reflect on New Year Resolution’s Success

January 19th, 2021

By Brittany Stoltzfus, RD, LDN The start of the New Year brings about a refreshing energy that inspires us to reflect on what we want the next year to look like. 2020 brought a new list of challenges, which made us all feel ready for a chance at a new chapter. After mulling over areas […]

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Diversity & Inclusion Resources

January 18th, 2021

By Aubrey Redd, MS; Diversity Task Force Co-Chair This year more than ever, diversity and inclusivity practices have taken the spotlight – and dietetics is no different! In the field of dietetics, more than 77% of RD’s are white non-Hispanic, leaving a crucially underserved and underrepresented demographic. That being said, the Academy of Nutrition & […]

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Eating for Your Mental Health

January 13th, 2021

By Sina D’Amico, RDN  It is no secret this past year has been filled with many unexpected circumstances. In fact, the American Psychological Association found that stress levels have increased by 67% in 2020 based on their annual Stress in America survey.1 This led us to get creative with at-home work, make new recipes and […]

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Can Nutrition Provide an Opportunity to support your Immunity? 

January 5th, 2021

By Leslie Bonci, MPH,RDN,CSSD,LDN The onset of cold and flu season presents a not-to-miss opportunity to consume foods that help to support your immunity. The physiological support of the immune systems is best achieved with dietary strategies that include optimizing calories, carbohydrate and protein intake as well vitamins and minerals. Fiber-containing foods, prebiotics and probiotics […]

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New Year, New (SMART) Goals

December 29th, 2020

By: Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN The new year is a great time to reflect, renew, and recharge.  We start the year with high hopes and big plans.  After a break from work and our normal daily lives, almost everything seems possible and we resolve to be better, take action and make the next […]

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Happy, Healthy Holidays

December 15th, 2020

By Brianna dela Torre For many, the holidays are celebrated with friends and loved ones, enjoying both the company and the food. While this year is different, with smaller gatherings both in-person and virtually, the tendency to overindulge in holiday meals may still remain. Rather than approaching the month of December with a deficit mindset, […]

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