CAND BLOG

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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Catch a CDA ad on a bus this March!

By Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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 Stephanie Hofhenke / 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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