The Benefits of Nutrigenomics for Weight Loss

The Benefits of Nutrigenomics for Weight Loss

By Samantha Harmon Shuflin / October 4, 2020

The Benefits of Nutrigenomics for Weight Loss Nutrigenomics is an emerging science that focuses on the relationship between genes and nutrition. A significant area of study in nutrigenomics is the effect of genes on weight and related eating behaviors. Considering these genes in nutrition counseling can improve weight loss by producing more insightful diet recommendations…

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Am I a Biased Dietitian?

By Olivia Birlson / June 3, 2020

Am I a Biased Dietitian? Recognizing & Minimizing Bias in Professional Dietetic Practice Let’s cut right to the chase— yes, we are all biased. As humans, we all see the world through our own biased lens, which has uniquely developed throughout our young life and evolved through professional experience. While it may seem impossible to…

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Keto Diet: A Dietitian’s Perspective

By Stephanie Kulczycki / March 28, 2020

Keto Diet: A Dietitian’s Perspective     Hey bacon, what’s shakin’? The keto diet has taken the world by storm. In fact, the keto diet was one of the most searched diets in 2019. If you didn’t know, the keto diet is a very low carbohydrate (30 g or less), moderate protein, high fat diet…

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Fuel Your Body to Move: Pre & Post Workout Nutrition Tips

By Carolyn Banner / February 9, 2020

 Fuel Your Body to Move: Pre & Post Workout Nutrition Tips A common question I get asked a lot as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Fitness Professional is “what should I eat before and after I work out?” People are often surprised by the answer. You see, the vast majority of us are what I…

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Intuitive Eating for the Holidays

By Grace Sinopoli / December 29, 2019

    The holiday season is in full swing and with this time of year comes lots of fun, food, and time with family and friends. As dietetics professionals, this can be a tricky season to navigate–there can be pressure to eat a certain way, the feeling that others are watching to see “what the…

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November: National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Tina Lam / November 19, 2019

November: National Diabetes Awareness Month     Did you know that 1-in-3 American adults have prediabetes and are at risk for diabetes? That’s 84 million people! The worst part is that 90% of these people are unaware that they even have prediabetes. Therefore, it’s important to stay up-to-date with your regular check-ups and listen to…

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By Patricia Araujo / November 7, 2019

It is not too late to join CAND for 2019-2020. We have many events and opportunities planned for the remaining of this calendar year, including our next dinner meeting scheduled for November 13th, 2019 on “Adult Nutrition Focused Physical Exam & Diagnosing for Malnutrition.” As a member you will enjoy many other benefits including: Continuing…

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Jean Ziegenhorn / March 11, 2019

In addition to being National Nutrition Month, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC, of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with more than 50,000 people succumbing to the disease each year. Similar to mammograms for breast…

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National Nutrition Month

By Brenna Wallace, MS, RDN / March 9, 2019

It’s officially March — the best month of the year! Why? Because its National Nutrition Month.  National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits (1). Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates the power of food and nutrition in helping others…

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Vitamin D Deficiency

By Jean Ziegenhorn / February 11, 2019

If you live 37 (or more) degrees north of the Equator, you experience such little sunlight that your body can’t synthesize adequate vitamin D from sun exposure alone. That includes anyone north of Atlanta! This isn’t necessarily a bad thing- the American Academy of Dermatology recommends against getting vitamin D from sun exposure given the…

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American Heart Month

By Brenna Wallace, MS, RDN / February 4, 2019

February is the month of LOVE! American Heart Month is all about raising awareness of heart disease and how to prevent it. It’s important to not only educate adults how to prevent heart disease, but also to promote healthy eating patterns in children that will turn into lifelong habits. Let’s get heart healthy!   Incorporate…

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All About Adaptogens!

By Brenna Wallace, MS, RDN / January 18, 2019

It’s officially 2019 – and with every year comes new fad food trends and diets. One trend expected to be on the rise this year is adaptogens. Adaptogens are considered to be herbs that provide a non-specific, non-toxic resistance against environmental stress to maintain homeostasis within the body (1). While adaptogens have been around since…

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Intuitive Eating During the Holiday Season

By Brenna Wallace, MS, RDN / December 17, 2018

With the holiday season comes holiday parties. Whether they are work-related, with family, or with friends, it seems that all holiday parties revolve around one thing; food. Holidays tend to bring up feelings of anxiety and obsession towards food. We spend them eating Thanksgiving and Christmas treats, followed by planning our New Year’s resolutions (that…

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Breaking the Lunchbox Blues

By Stephanie Hofhenke / October 7, 2018

Nothing quite brings on the excitement of new beginnings like the first day of school! Fresh shoes, backpacks, supplies, and lunchboxes all make the end of summer break seem less depressing and the onset of the new school year more exciting. If you have been diligently packing those snacks and lunches you know that the…

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