Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 19 - May 22, 2011 Dietitians-Online

May 19 - May 22, 2011
Dietitian Blogs and in the News
Books and Up-coming Events

May 22, 2011
Fooducate Blog. Sunday Comic Strip: Isn’t Food One of the Ingredients?
In the early 1990's Congress enacted the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), which gave the FDA power to require food manufacturers to label product.

May 21, 2011
When eating, try to focus on the food.  "Be aware of the fact that you're eating," advises dietitian Bethany Thayer, director of wellness programs and strategies for Detroit's Henry Ford Health System. "Pay attention to the food you're eating and the signals you're getting about your hunger level."

May 21, 2011
Soda addiction: Man sheds 70 pounds just 'kicking the can'. "The body doesn't know what to do with all that sugar", says Sue Cunningham, a registered dietitian with the University of Texas Health Science Center. "No more than 10 percent of calories should come from sugar".

May 21, 2011 
Nutrition experts partner to cut waste, foster healthy choices in school meals. The students who had recess before lunch tended to waste less food, said Stephanie Smith, a registered dietitian and graduate research assistant at Colorado State University

May 20, 2011

Food prices are rising, here's how to save $1,000 on groceries in a year. Cecilia Rokusek, registered dietitian and professor of public health and family medicine at Nova's College of Osteopathic Medicine provides seven tips to help avoid wasting food.

May 20, 2011
6 Foods to Eat If You're Skipping MeatKerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editor, Nutrition for EatingWell Magazine states “having a balanced diet (meatless or not) is key to proper nutrition, so include these veggie foods in your diet to get critical nutrients your body needs.

May 19, 2011
Marilyn Wadum, Registered Dietitian compares Summer Time Treats and offers tips on how to make healthier choices when it comes to ice cream and other cool treats.

Up-coming Topics and Events

Monday, May 23.
National Taffy Day

Tuesday, May 24.
Sweets & Snacks Expo (May 24-26, 2011); Chicago, Illinois. All Candy Expo is now Sweets & Snacks Expo. It is the largest venue in the Americas to see New Products and New Trends, in New Categories, with New Merchandising concepts, from New Exhibitors, plus Invaluable Education and Industry Research.The largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the Americas.

Wednesday, May 25.
National Brown-Bag-It Day
Thursday, May 26.
National Cherry Dessert Day

Friday, May 27.
Heat Safety Awareness Day
National Grape Popsicle

Saturday, May 28.
National Brisket Day

September 24 - 27, 2011.   The 2011 ADA Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), San Diego Convention Center. The ADA's annual meeting is the premiere event for food and nutrition professionals. Educational sessions will cover the hottest topics including obesity, alternative medicine, culinary trends, life-cycle nutrition and medical nutrition therapy. Meet with more than 8,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders, all in one place – at the annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE).

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