Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Carol S. Casey, RD, CDN, LDN

Carol S. Casey, RD, CDN, LDN
Patriot, Veteran, Second Generation U.S. Navy Sailor,
Photographer, Biker and Registered Dietitian
Twitter. @CarolCasey

Carol Casey is a Registered Dietitian who describes herself as a rebel, but one only has to review her blogs to realize she is a multitalented person.

Her love of our country is felt in her writings as a veteran and
as a friend to many soldiers who have fought to protect our freedom.

Her eye for beauty is captured in her photography.

Carol lovingly has named her motorcycle "OZ".
She states, "When you see me with a smile on my face, you know I am riding".
Carol is an advocate for safe driving.

As a Registered Dietitian, Carol is compassionate about her work.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Dietitian
Emma Stirling, BSc, MND, APD

Emma Stirling, BSc, MND, APD
Twitter. @emmastirling

Emma Stirling, BSc, MND, APD. 
Leading Accredited Practising Dietitian from Australia; 
Health Writer and Blogger; 
The Scoop on Nutrition,
shares tips and insights on what's hot in food and nutrition. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Older Americans Month
May 26th: National Senior Health and Fitness Day

2010 Theme: "Get Going...Get Fit...Start Today!"

As we age there are a number of factors effecting our nutritional status.
Social Isolation
Anorexia or Loss of Appetite
Chewing and Swallowing Problems
Acute or Chronic Medical Conditions
Poor Food Selection
Inability to Food Shop or Cook

Resources and References to Help Eating Well as We Age.
Eating Well as We Age (pdf)
Resources for Seniors from
Older Americans Need To Make Every Calorie Count (pdf)

Celebrate the 17th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day.100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. The goal is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

The Mature Fitness Awards are designed to encourage and recognize regular physical activity among adults age 50, 60, 70, and over. The program offers 25 activities with something for everyone, from beginning exercisers to long-time fitness enthusiasts. Many activities are appropriate (or can be adapted) for disabled participants. When selecting an activity, find one that you enjoy and that fits into your daily or weekly routine so you will be likely to stick with it.

Shopping and nutrition tips for senior citizens,
from Elisa Zeid, MS, RD

Never too old to learn
Senior Health and Fitness Day - a day to highlight the importance of
keeping the mind sharp and the body in shape, as you age.
Studies have shown to live better and longer you've got to keep living.

Gotta Dance The Movie captures the adventures of the first-ever senior citizen
hip hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team,
from auditions through to center court stardom.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Winners of the Annual National Nutrition Month Poster Contest

On May 20, 2010 the Broward County Public School winners of the National Nutrition Month Poster Contest were given awards and money to buy a “Let’s Move” incentive prize. The annual event is coordinated by Darlene Moppert, MS, RD, Program Manager of Nutrition Education and Training at Broward County Public Schools and sponsored by the Broward County Dietetic Association.

The students did an amazing job. They creatively described the themes “Eat Right” or “Nutrition from the Ground”.

Congratulations to all the winners, parents,
teachers and nutrition service staff.

Broward County Public School Winners of the
National Nutrition Month Poster Contest

The Winners

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Chef Michelle Dudash, RD, CD

Chef Michelle Dudash, RD, CD

Michelle Dudash, RD joins Shay Pausa in the
Daily Dish on to explore the healthy choices
we can make for our pantry items.
Watch and learn how Shay did in her pantry.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

World Hypertension Day, May 17th

World Hypertension Day
Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Theme
Healthy Weight, Healthy Blood Pressure

The World Hypertension League (WHL) is a division of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Hypertension Day was established to highlight preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

High Blood Pressure is a Global Epidemic. Over 1.5 billion people world-wide suffer from high blood pressure (or hypertension).

Prevention and Control of High Blood Pressure
*Maintain a Healthy Weight
*Eash More Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
*Cut Back on Salt Intake
*Check your Blood Pressure Regularly
*If you are on medication, take the medication as prescribed.

Hypertension Treatment: Diet
How to control hypertension with diet.

Hypertension, I Forgot to Mention

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH).
ISH's main objectives are to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge in all aspects of research and its application to prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases around the world.

The World Hypertension League (WHL).  The objectives of the World Hypertension League (WHL) are to promote the detection, control and prevention of arterial hypertension in populations.

The World Hypertension League is a federation of leagues, societies, and other national bodies devoted to this goal. Individual membership is not possible. The thrust of the WHL's action is in liaison with the member organizations, promoting the exchange of information among them, and offering internationally applicable methods and programs for hypertension control. Bringing together and stimulating organizations committed to the control of hypertension is the goal of the WHL.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Heinz Ketchup to Provide Consumers with Lower Sodium Ketchup

To help in the effort to reduce consumers’ sodium intake, Heinz will reduce sodium by 15 percent in its core line of ketchup beginning the summer of 2010. “As the largest producer of ketchup in the U.S., Heinz is dedicated to meeting the growing consumer demand for better-for-you products, particularly with lower sodium,” said Idamarie Laquatra, Director of Global Nutrition, Heinz. “ Heinz Ketchup is proud to provide consumers with lower sodium ketchup with the great taste that Americans expect.” This reduction in sodium will make Heinz Ketchup the lowest-sodium, nationally available ketchup in the U.S. 

Where does sodium come from?
Sodium comes from natural sources or are added to foods. Most foods in their natural state contain some sodium. However, the majority of sodium Americans consume comes from sodium added to processed foods by manufacturers. While some of this sodium is added to foods for safety reasons, the amount of salt added to processed foods is above what is required for safety and function of the food supply.

Reading Labels
When you buy prepared and packaged foods, read the labels. You can tell the sodium content by looking at the Nutrition Facts panel of a food. Listed are the amount for sodium, in milligrams (mg), and the “% Daily Value.” Also read the ingredient list to watch for the words "soda" (referring to sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda), "sodium" and the symbol "Na" to see if the product contains sodium.

Salt and/or Sodium Descriptors

Salt Free:  Meets requirements for "sodium free."
Sodium Free: Fewer than 5 milligrams sodium per serving.
Very Low Sodium:  35 milligrams or less sodium per serving.
Low Sodium: 140 milligrams or less per serving 
Reduced Sodium:  At least 25 percent less sodium per serving.
Unsalted:  Has no salt added during processing. To use this term, the product it resembles must normally be processed with salt and the label must note that the food is not a sodium-free food if it does not meet the requirements for "sodium free".

The FDA and USDA state an individual food that has the claim "healthy" must not exceed 480 mg sodium per reference amount. "Meal type" products must not exceed 600 mg sodium per labeled serving size.

Sodium and Hypertension.
In order for a food to make an Allowable Health Claim it must contain a defined amount of nutrients. In relationship to sodium and Hypertension the amount is 140 milligrams or less sodium per serving.

American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association recommends you choose and prepare foods with little or no salt to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Aim to eat less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day (less that 3/4 teaspoon of salt).
The AHA is working with federal agencies to identify ways to reduce the amount of sodium in the food supply. The association is encouraging food manufacturers and restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in foods by 50 percent over a 10-year period. AHA will help Americans lower the amount of sodium they consume by the following strategies:
 1. Reduce the amount of sodium in the food supply,
 2. Make more healthy foods available (e.g., more fruits and vegetables); and
 3. Provide consumers with education and decision-making tools to make better choices.

Tips for reducing sodium in the diet
 1.  Choose fresh, frozen or canned food items without added salts.
 2.  Select unsalted nuts or seeds, dried beans, peas and lentils.
 3.  Limit salty snacks like chips and pretzels.
 4.  Avoid adding salt and canned vegetables to homemade dishes.
 5.  Select unsalted, lower sodium, fat-free broths, bouillons or soups.
 6.  Select fat-free or low-fat milk, low-sodium, low-fat cheeses and low-fat yogurt.
 7.  Use spices and herbs to enhance the taste of your food. 
 8.  Add fresh lemon juice instead of salt to fish and vegetables.
 9.  When dining out, ask for your dish to be prepared without salt.
10. Don’t use the salt shaker. 

How much sodium is in salt?
1/4 teaspoon salt = 600 mg sodium
1/2 teaspoon salt = 1200 mg sodium
3/4 teaspoon salt = 1800 mg sodium
1 teaspoon salt = 2400 mg sodium

Friday, May 14, 2010

The American Dietetic Association

American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Mission: Empower members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders
Vision: Optimize the nation's health through food and nutrition.

ADA in the News
The American Dietetic Association works to promote registered dietitians. This video highlights the successes of the ADA and the ADA's spokespeople program.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA

Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA
LinkedIn. Connie Diekman

Connie Diekman is a past president of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Previously she served as a delegate from the state of Missouri to the ADA House of Delegates. Diekman served on the House of Delegates Leadership Team and has been a member of the ADA's Board of Directors since 2004. She is a former chair of the American Heart Association, Missouri affiliate.

Diekman is a former media spokeswoman for the ADA. In this position, she has been quoted in thousands of magazines, newspapers, and on the Internet. She has appeared in numerous radio and television interviews at the local level and on national shows, ranging from the Today show to the Oprah show. Diekman currently serves on several advisory panels, providing her expertise in communications, especially related to consumer behavior change.

Prior to her appointment at Washington University, Diekman was in private practice working with physicians, corporations, and as an instructor at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. She is the voice of the "Eating Right" minute, which airs daily, on WBBM radio in Chicago. She is a former television nutrition reporter with the NBC affiliate in St. Louis and the local FOX affiliate.

Diekman has received numerous honors, including the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Fontbonne University, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Missouri Dietetic Association, the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year-Missouri, and the Dr. Arthur Strauss Award, from the American Heart Association-St. Louis.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Registered Dietitian
The Nutrition Twins®

The Nutrition Twins®
Lyssie Lakatos, RD, LD, CDN, CPT and
Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, LD, CDN, CPT
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