Can Medical Nutrition Therapy Help You?

Nutrition is a vital part of being well, and an even more important part to getting well (or healing). It’s a critical part of prevention, yet if I surveyed physicians or lay people, and asked them “Does diet therapy work?” … Continue reading

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Conflict over Integrity

I posted an article last week about the current sponsorships of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, my professional organization. It received a lot of feedback, primarily positive. One issue that came up in the comment section was the idea … Continue reading

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Overprocessed Information: Food Fights in the Exhibit Hall

I really enjoy attending my national associations annual conference. Every year I peruse the exhibits, passing by some booths, and stopping at others. I pick up some written material (new product info, or nutrition profiles) and also pick up some … Continue reading

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Nutrition Research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

I’m a nutrition consultant for various food and beverage companies, but my opinions are my own. The 2013 annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FNCE©) was a huge success! There were so many insightful sessions and takeaways that I … Continue reading

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Re-Cap of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 80th Annual Meeting and Exhibition

I was a Nutrition Consultant to the Corn Refiner’s Association when this posted, but my opinions are my own.    I attended the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association’s (PADA) 80th Annual Meeting in April. The annual meeting is a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month®: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Today is the launch of National Nutrition Month®! The entire month of March, registered dietitians will be promoting good nutrition, and helping you learn how to balance food and exercise for your life. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics realizes … Continue reading

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Are You Going to FNCE? Philadelphia, here we come!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be holding its annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (aka FNCE, or “Fen-cee”) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beginning this weekend. Over 10,000 registered dietitians, registered diet technicians, and other food and nutrition professionals … Continue reading

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Soda Ban Gets Mixed Reviews

You’ve heard about it by now – Aiming to fight the obesity epidemic, the mayor of New York has proposed a ban on the sale of large (>16 ounce) sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters, and delis. … Continue reading

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