Healthful eating is identifying both physical and emotional hunger and having a plan for both; developing realistic strategies that recognize your unique and individual preferences and lifestyle; and meal planning that includes a variety of foods.
A 13-year-old, a 20-year-old, a 53-year-old, and a 67-year-old. These are the ages of 4 women. A spectrum of age, yet all had a similar message. They despise their bodies. Because they despise their body, they mistreat their bodies through restriction, bingeing, purging and over-exercising. On days like today, I marvel at how many women […]
You may know that High Blood Pressure can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke. But did you know that it can also cause other problems like kidney disease and blindness? Hypertension is common, nearly 1 in 3 American Adults have high blood pressure, and it is even more common in the African American […]
Would you describe cooking as fun and enjoyable or daunting? One of my favorite health writers believes that many of our national health woes began when we as a country started cooking less and relying more on processed and take-out food of poor quality. He was on to something. I don’t want to give the […]
Lindsey Faber, MS, dietetic intern If you are like most people, you have written down (or at least thought about) one “health-related” resolution for the year. It may look something like this: lose those last 5 or 10 pounds, hit the gym three times per week and cut back on the energy drinks and gigantic […]
- Read about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist…but very few complete the rigorous training of a Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN).
RDs AND RDNs ARE FOOD AND NUTRITION EXPERTS WITH THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in dietetics through an accredited university.
- Dietetic internship approved by The American Dietetic Association.
- Registered through an examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Ongoing continuing professional education requirements.
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