CAND BLOG

Is Food Addictive? New Study Says 'Yes' in Rats

By Stephanie Hofhenke / January 31, 2011

In a recent study, researchers examined the effects of a high-fat diet on brain reward systems in rats. They were interested in determining whether food has addictive properties, similar to that of known drugs.

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Implementing Guidelines in the ICU

By Stephanie Hofhenke / January 24, 2011

Dietitians are faced with the daunting challenge of keeping up with constant influx of new information and research in nutrition and dietetics. This is certainly no exception for clinical dietitians.

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New Year’s Resolutions You Will Want to Keep

By Stephanie Hofhenke / January 17, 2011

It is important for goals to be S.M.A.R.T, or specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely. Take note of how the following common health and wellness New Year’s resolutions are transformed by these principals.

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Eating fresh in winter months

By Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / August 17, 2010

Speaker: James E. Painter, PhD, RD

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November 17- Marketing the Registered Dietetian

By Stephanie Hofhenke / August 17, 2010

A panel discussion on “marketing the RD”…

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February 16- Probiotics (Joint Meeting with CASPEN)

By Stephanie Hofhenke / August 16, 2010

Speaker: Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD

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Artificial Sweeteners and Sugars

By Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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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