The New ACSM Exercise Guidelines: What RDs Should Know

By Stephanie Hofhenke / July 15, 2011

By: Katie Murtha MS, RD On June 28th, 2011 the American College of Sports Medicine issued new recommendations on the quality and quantity of exercise for adults. While there are many similarities, there are a few new recommendations. No matter in what area you currently practice, I’m sure many of you are often asked questions about exercise because it’s…

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Sublet in Registered Dietitian's Private Practice

By Stephanie Hofhenke / July 14, 2011

Sublet Available 1 – 2 days/week. Available starting August 1st.

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Calling all Registered Dietitians!

By Stephanie Hofhenke / June 29, 2011

Calling all Registered Dietitians! Are you interested in working with the media?  Do you want to improve your communication skills and increase the visibility of the dietetics professional as the nutrition expert?  Then you may be interested in applying for the position of IDA Media Representative.  IDA has three media representative positions open in these…

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Exercise intensity makes a difference

By Stephanie Hofhenke / June 20, 2011

Persons who performed moderate to intense exercise regularly, were 40% less likely to experience a stroke as compared to those who did not exercise at all.

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Family Fitness

By Stephanie Hofhenke / May 2, 2011
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Nutrition and physical activity can be a family affair.

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Early Enteral Nutrition Follow Up: A Recent Study

By Stephanie Hofhenke / April 5, 2011

To follow up on my previous blog, early enteral nutrition (EN) (<48 hours after admission) can reduce infectious complications and may reduce mortality in critically ill patients.

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Get Fit While You Sit

By Stephanie Hofhenke / March 28, 2011

Did you know the average American who works a “desk job” could be seated for approximately 9 hours every day. When pursuing a healthier lifestyle, it is important to capture every minute and get fit while you sit!

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Simple snacks to save your sanity

By Stephanie Hofhenke / March 20, 2011

by Lauren Kime, RD, LDN In last week’s post, Brooke touched on a detrimental state referred to as hangry. Hangry is a state of anger and irritability resulting from being hungry. It can creep up in the late morning hours before lunch or in late afternoon hours late in the day when productivity is vital…

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By Stephanie Hofhenke / March 14, 2011

HANGRY: When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.

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National Nutrition Month in Illinois is Official!

By Stephanie Hofhenke / March 8, 2011

Click here to view the State of Illinois Proclamation making March 2011 Nutrition Month in Illinois!

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Early Enteral Nutrition

By Stephanie Hofhenke / February 28, 2011

Greater emphasis is being placed not only on initiation of enteral nutrition but early initiation…

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Paleo Principals: A Blast from the Past

By Stephanie Hofhenke / February 21, 2011

The paleo, or caveman, diet is more than food choices but is an encompassing lifestyle choice to return to the “default” setting by embracing our instincts to hunt, gather and move.

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It can be easy to eat green

By Stephanie Hofhenke / February 13, 2011

In recent years, there has been a push to think green. What does it mean to think green?

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Soda Tax? Boston Tea Party move over…

By Stephanie Hofhenke / February 9, 2011

2/3 of adults and 1/3 of children are overweight or obese. Sugary soda drinks lack nutritional value and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess, but putting a tax on sugary beverages is not the answer.

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