Nutrition Unscrambled Blog

Five Steps to Prevent Overweight in Children in the First Five Years of Life

Apr, 17, 2014 Guest Blogger Foodie, Research 0

Today’s blog post comes from Mary Donkersloot, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant with a private nutrition practice in Beverly Hills, California. Donkersloot has helped individuals dealing with diabetes, heart disease, weight management and eating disorders for more than 20 years. She is also one of ENC’s Health Professional Advisors.     A new study …

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Observations from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit

The ACSM Health & Wellness Summit & Exposition recently took place in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference included nutrition education and workout training sessions on the latest information in sports science. More than 750 personal trainers, registered dietitians and students from varying backgrounds gathered to learn more about nutrition education. There were several highly-engaging sessions, including Julie …

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April Fools’ Day: Don’t Get Fooled by a Subpar Breakfast

While April Fools’ Day is often filled with memorable pranks, there is one topic that is no laughing matter – your health. Health professionals have a responsibility to advise clients/patients on healthy lifestyle choices, including the importance of a nutritious breakfast. People need to understand that the quality of breakfast is important and that the …

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NPD Research Suggests People Want Protein

Health professionals have long been aware of the fundamental human need for protein, and in the past few years more and more consumers have begun to take these messages to heart. The increase in the number of protein-fortified products in the marketplace and the rise in popularity of high-protein diets are testaments to both changing …

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A Nod to Sustainable Nutrition on Ag Day

Happy Ag Day!  For Ag Day 2014, we are stepping back to recognize that each year brings 365 sunrises and 7 billion mouths to feed – no easy task. In order to make sure the citizens of the world receive the nutrition they need every day, health professionals and the food industry will need to …

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Real World Nutrition Translation in a Social Media World

Mar, 18, 2014 Guest Blogger Research 0

Today’s post comes from Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD. Zelman is the Director of Nutrition for WebMD. Zelman has extensive media experience, including 12 years as a national spokeswoman and an elected member of the board of directors for the American Dietetic Association (ADA) – now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – and currently serves …

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National Nutrition Month® 2014: “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®, and this year the Academy members are encouraging everyone to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, research confirms that taste is the number-one reason why one food …

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Stay Informed, Stay Certified: Continuing Education Available from the Egg Nutrition Center

In an effort to keep health professionals updated on the latest in credible nutrition research, the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) provides easy access to valuable continuing education opportunities. In fact, ENC is currently showcasing the two outstanding webinars highlighted below: Dietary Patterns for Cardiometabolic Health: Unscrambling the Guidance David Katz, MD Bringing together two hot …

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FDA Hopes to Drive Awareness and Education with Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel

Did you know it has been over 20 years since the last major overhaul of the nutrition facts panel/food label? Think about how much nutrition research has also evolved during this time, as well as how eating patterns have changed. Yesterday the FDA released the long-awaited proposed nutrition facts panel information. Here is a recap …

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ENC Alliance Spotlight: Oldways and its Mediterranean Foods Alliance

Today we’re highlighting one of our health professional alliances – Oldways and its Mediterranean Foods Alliance (MFA). We recently partnered with MFA to create an education material, What is the Mediterranean Diet?, and it was also highlighted in their newest online toolkit for the Oldways Nutrition Exchange program. The education material will give our HPs …

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