Friday, August 7, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
"The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. The Rudd Center serves as a leader in building broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health. Our Center serves as a leading research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to our understanding of the complex forces affecting how we eat, how we stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how we can change."
Friday, July 17, 2009
In addition, ADA’s position paper, Food and Nutrition Professionals Can Implement Practices to Conserve Natural Resources and Support Ecological Sustainability, strongly encourages environmentally responsible practices that conserve natural resources, minimize the quantity of waste generated, and support the ecological sustainability of the food system-the process of food production, transformation, distribution, access and consumption.
In addition, the American Dietetic Association is a champion for food, nutrition and agricultural research. As a nation, we need to invest now in federal research so that we have knowledge and solutions to keep people and our planet healthy. ADA advocates for U.S. food and agricultural policies to ensure a sustainable food supply that is safe, nutritious, affordable and better suited for the health of Americans and the planet.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Update 7/16/09: The links below may not work. In the meantime, view http://nurturingnotes.blogspot.com/2009/07/busy-busy-woman.html to access all the other links.
Angela White at Blisstree’s Breastfeeding 1-2-3 – Helpful Skills of Breastfeeding Counselors
Angie Tillman, RD, LDN, CDE – You Are Beautiful Today
Anthony J. Sepe – Women’s Health and Migraines
Ashley Colpaart – Women’s health through women
Charisse McElwaine – Spending too much time on the “throne?”
Danielle Omar – Yoga, Mindful Eating and Food Confidence
Diane Preves M.S.,R.D – Balance for Health
Joan Sather – A Woman’s Healthy Choices Affect More Than Herself
Laura Wittke – Fibro Study Recruits Participants
Liz Marr, MS, RD – Reflecting on Family Food Ways and Women’s Work
Marjorie Geiser, MBA, RD, NSCA-CPT – Healthy Women, Healthy Business: How Your Health Impacts a Powerful Business
Marsha Hudnall – Breakfast Protein Helps Light Eaters Feel Full
Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RD – A Nutritionista’s Super Foods for Super Skin
Monika Woolsey, MS, RD – To effectively work with PCOS is to understand a woman’s health issues throughout her life
Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog – How breastfeeding helps you, too
Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, LD – Four Keys to Wellness, Just for Women
Renata Mangrum, MPH, RD – The busy busy woman
Robin Plotkin, RD, LD – Feeding the Appetites of the Culinary, Epicurious and Nutrition Worlds-One Bite at a Time
Sharon Solomon – Calories, longevity and do I care
Wendy Jo Peterson, RD – Watch Your Garden Grow
Friday, July 10, 2009
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Common Weight Loss Mistakes
Registered Dietician Gives the Skinny on Getting Thin
Heather Jones R.D., has some startling news: your plans to lose pounds could actually make you not only gain weight, but also make you less healthy. Jones, author of the new book What’s Your Diet Type?, points out the key ways to stay slim and healthy with her list of the top eight most common mistakes made by dieters.
Not eating enough: Drastically cutting calories sends your body into starvation mode. The “starving” body actually slows down its metabolism so it can maintain its weight. The trick is to reduce your calories enough to lose weight, but not so much that you negatively affect your metabolism.
Not exercising: Diet and exercise go together like Ginger and Fred and peanut butter and jelly. Both are good parts that, together, make an even better pair. In fact, studies show that weight loss results are much more effective with a combo of decreased calories and increased physical activity.
Completely cutting out favorite foods: No food or drink is so high in calories, fat, or sugar that including it on occasion within overall healthy eating habits is going to cause a problem. It’s better to moderate than to try to eliminate.
Changing what you eat, but not what you drink: Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are an easy way to load you diet with extra calories. Sodas, coffee drinks, cocktails, and even nutritious drinks—like milk and 100% juice—can spell trouble for your caloric bottom-line.
Skipping meals: When you skip meals, your metabolism drops and you may also tend to overeat at your next meal. Research show people who eat breakfast (the most commonly skipped meal) are more successful at weight loss then people who ditch their morning meal.
Following the latest fad diet: Fad diets, which usually promise speedy weight loss and insist you cut out certain foods or even entire food groups, are not long-term solutions. Not only are these unbalanced diets unhealthy, dieters regain any weight lost more often than not.
Taking diet pills: Diet pills don’t teach you how to make long-term, healthy changes, and they don’t build fat-burning muscle.
Forgetting about your own wants and needs: Research shows that a moderate weight loss of around two pounds per week through healthy, varied food choices, physical activity and permanent lifestyle solutions is the best (and only way) to lose the weight and keep it off. Bottom line: You have to find lifestyle solutions that work for you and your own unique personality.
Learn more about dieting do’s and don’ts in What’s Your Diet Type? available on Amazon.com, Hatherleighpress.com, and all other major book retailer websites and stores.
What’s Your Diet Type? by Heather K. Jones R.D., Mary Miscisin M.S. and Ed Redard M.D will help you find a weight loss approach that will work for you—for good. With a short, simple Quiz based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), the world’s most trusted and widely used personality type assessment, you can match your personality to one or more of the four Diet Types: the Diet Planner, Diet Player, the Diet Feeler, and the Diet Thinker. Then, learn how to take advantage of your personality’s unique strengths to lose weight and keep it off—forever. You’ll learn the basics of nutrition and diet and you’ll find solutions that will work for YOU, including healthy eating strategies and quick tips.
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Use the Power of Your Personality to Discover Your
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For interview requests, review copies, or additional information, please contact Mary Woodward at 718-786-5338, ext. 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
If you meet ALL of the following criteria:
Age 35 to 65
Have 15 to 50 pounds to lose
Physician clearance to lose weight
Are willing/able to follow the plan for a month (32 days)
Are willing to be interviewed and have your photo in a book and/or national magazine
Are willing to come to New York City for a meeting in mid June and once in mid July
Are willing to maintain brief daily communication (i.e., email, one-on-one e-chat, or phone) with a registered dietitian during the month
If you're interested, please send a digital full body photo to Milton Stokes, MPH, RD, CDN at email@example.com by May 27, and include the following information:Name Email address Phone number (daytime & evening) Age Occupation Current Weight Height
Highest adult weight
Lowest adult weight
What is your weekly exercise schedule?Have you lost weight in the past? If so, how much? How did you do it?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Question: My child is underweight. How can I get him to eat more?
Underweight could be related to medical problems or just to a restricted diet. Either way, I make sure each pediatric patient’s growth is charted on a growth chart. We need to monitor trends and patterns. Sometimes underweight really isn’t a problem; trending positively in the right direction matters more. Provided there are no medical abnormalities, then we can quite simply address diet.
What parent hasn’t experienced concern and frustration when a toddler doesn’t eat what we think they should eat. But take note: A little one’s ability to regulate dietary intake is in fact as close to perfection as it’ll ever be for his entire life. Yes! They may not finish everything on their plate or eat their cruciferous veggies. This is normal. Children are true experts at regulating their intakes: one meal might be scant; another quite large. The result is ideal balance. Overall intake is what matters most. It’s not until well-intentioned adults (i.e., grandparents?) who interject insisting a child clean his plate that problems arise. This teaches the child to override his inherent ability to regulate dietary intake. In my practice, I insist families eliminate membership in the Clean Plate Club. Eat when hungry; stop when full.
Another consideration for a child’s eating pattern is that introducing new, unfamiliar foods takes time and patience. Research and my professional experience confirms that what a parent does—role modeling during meals—is the most important way to encourage healthful eating. Avoid food fights and food struggles. Gentle episodes of exposure to new foods—as many as to or more separate occasions—may be required ten successfully expand a child’s intake.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Dietitians Dish Out Advice On Filling Your Plate Without Emptying Your Pockets
By THERESA SULLIVAN BARGER
Special to The Courant
March 19 2009
If you're looking to stretch your grocery dollars, the freezer is your friend. So are store brands, sales, grocery-store circulars, unit prices and shopping lists.
The complete article can be viewed at:http://www.courant.com/features/food/hc-nutrition-budget.artmar19,0,2356253.story
Visit Courant.com at http://www.courant.com
Sunday, March 15, 2009
You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure. An RD serves as an integral part of your health-care team by helping you safely change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.
You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery. Since your stomach can only manage small servings, it’s a challenge to get the right amount of nutrients in your body. An RD will work with you and your physician to develop an eating plan for your new needs.
You have digestive problems. A registered dietitian will work with your physician to help fine-tune your diet so you are not aggravating your condition with fried foods, too much caffeine or carbonation.
You’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. A registered dietitian can help make sure you get nutrients like folate, especially during the first three months of pregnancy, lowering your newborn’s risk for neural tube or spinal cord defects.
You need guidance and confidence for breastfeeding your baby. A registered dietitian can help make sure you’re getting enough iron, vitamin D, fluoride and B vitamins for you and your little one.
Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully. A registered dietitian can assist with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and overweight issues.
You need to gain or lose weight. A registered dietitian can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a restricted-calorie eating plan plus regular physical activity for weight loss while still eating all your favorite foods.
You’re caring for an aging parent. A registered dietitian can help with food or drug interaction, proper hydration, special diets for hypertension and changing taste buds as you age.
You want to eat smarter. A registered dietitian can help you sort through misinformation; learn how to read labels at the supermarket; discover that healthy cooking is inexpensive, learn how to eat out without ruining your eating plan and how to resist workplace temptations.
You want to improve your performance in sports. A registered dietitian can help you set goals to achieve results — whether you’re running a marathon, skiing or jogging with your dog.
To locate a registered dietitian in your area, visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org/.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
If you'd like to learn more about RDs and "doing dietetics right," visit http://www.eatright.org/ and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. From high school student to career changer, I'm happy to field your questions about nutrition and dietetics.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
"Starving for Affection-a journey of eating disorders, drugs, and sex by Nancy Lee Bausch, PhD is based on a true story. Using a first-person narrative, it covers the period from a young girl’s adolescence to her early twenties. It is a vivid retelling of how she dealt with being a fat girl in a society that celebrated thinness. Bulimia and amphetamines were her solution for over 15 years. They are graphically described and include the causes and effects of the twin addictions. Her secret has cost her years of her life. Her personal story is a cautionary tale for girls who will do anything to fit in, to be accepted, to be included in today’s world of slender bodies. Perhaps her story will help others. She feels strongly that this book can help teens and adults who struggle with their eating disorders and also help those who live and guide those individuals."
And her bio:
"Dr. Bausch is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University—West Campus. She has specialized in depression and eating disorders for over 18 years in her clinical practice and worked in counseling and education for more than 35 years. In addition to psychotherapy, she is also a certified hypnotherapist. Nancy Bausch has worked in Europe and has five university degrees. Her home is currently in Glendale, Arizona where she lives with her husband and two sons."
You can visit www.starvingforaffection.com for more information.