CAND BLOG

Eating fresh in winter months

By CAND / January 9, 2011

For many of us, the new year may have brought a new year’s resolution to eat healthier… there are an abundant number of fruits and vegetables available during these months…

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Don't Make New Year Resolutions…Make A Behavior Change!

By CAND / January 4, 2011

Why can’t I keep my resolutions you may ask yourself? For starters, your approach is all wrong. Don’t approach a healthy lifestyle as a provisional task you only make to break.

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Vitamin D: Should You Be Taking Supplements?

By CAND / December 27, 2010
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For those who are deficient in Vitamin D, don’t plan on getting your daily recommended allowance outside…

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Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

By CAND / December 17, 2010
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From Thanksgiving to New Years, the holiday season is one of the hardest times to keep your health on track…

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Don't Let Your Candy Consumption Spook You This Halloween!

By CAND / October 21, 2010
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How to avoid those extra candy pounds this Halloween!

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The Great Chocolate Milk Debate

By CAND / September 27, 2010

Should chocolate milk be allowed in schools? This question is debatable, but dietitians should know how to respond. Chocolate milk like everything else can be healthy in moderation!

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September 22- Food Psychology: Why We Eat More Than We Think

By CAND / August 17, 2010

Speaker: James E. Painter, PhD, RD

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November 17- Marketing the Registered Dietetian

By CAND / August 17, 2010

A panel discussion on “marketing the RD”…

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February 16- Probiotics (Joint Meeting with CASPEN)

By CAND / August 16, 2010

Speaker: Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD

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Artificial Sweeteners and Sugars

By CAND / March 16, 2010

Melissa Dobbins is a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association. She shares some important information on sugar and artificial sweeteners. One in four children and one in three teen girls exceeds the maximum recommended intake of sugar. In addition, nine out of 10 Americans buy or use low-calorie products including sugar-free…

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Information, recipes for diabetics

By CAND / March 16, 2010

Melissa Joy Dobbins is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, and a spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association. She visits ABC7 Chicago to share some important information about diabetes. About 122 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes (elevated blood sugars that are not yet high enough to qualify as diabetes) and about 40 percent…

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Catch a CDA ad on a bus this March!

By CAND / March 14, 2010

For National Nutrition Month this March, CDA will be running an ad on 10 bus lines throughout Chicago. Click  to preview the ad

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A small glimpse of our Fall meeting

By CAND / January 26, 2010

The Chicago Dietetic Association focused on vitamin D for their Fall meeting titled, “What might be the health of the U.S. population if we all had enough vitamin D?” Our speaker, Dr. Robert P. Heaney, MD, FACP, FACN was brilliant. He had the crowd laughing and learning at the same time. Overall it was a great…

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November is National Diabetes Month

By CAND / November 12, 2009

One of our state media reps, Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, CDE, was recently interviewed on ABC news discussing diabetes and National Diabetes month. See what all she had to say by watching her video and reading the article. Click here.

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