Milk Alternatives

Milk is a staple in many people’s diets. However, with an increased interest in vegan diets, allergy awareness, and sustainability, milk alternatives have gained a lot of attention. This post breaks down the who, what, how and where of milk alternatives.

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Prenatal Nutrition

The prenatal period defines the time between conception and birth. Prenatal nutrition is of the utmost importance as it falls within the First 1000 Days. The first 1000 days of…

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Unique Career Routes for Dietitians

There are many career routes for dietitians. The nutrition career routes that most consider are clinical, community, consulting, food service, research and education. However, there are many other categories and subcategories to consider when going into this field.

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Keep Yourself Hydrated

Let's take a deeper look into why staying hydrated is so important. We’ve all commonly heard we should be drinking 6 - 8 8oz cups of water per day on average, but why is that? First, let's understand what water does for our health.

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Let’s Talk About Fats

Low fat diets seem to be all the rage these days but the recommendation to eat a low-fat diet has been around for about 40 years. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health nutrition expert David Ludwig, low-fat diets are “deeply embedded in public consciousness and food policy.” However, the majority of evidence tells us that eating a low-fat diet doesn’t equate to being healthier or having less body fat.

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Health At Every Size

The best factor to measure our personal state of health is our self-acceptance and positive relationship with our bodies. Regardless of one’s shape, size, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation, we are all imperfectly perfect.

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The Importance of Proteins

Proteins are an essential macronutrient for everyone, not just athletes. Proteins are large molecules made up of amino acids which are composed of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen. Protein is one of the three main macronutrients your body needs in order to function.

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Talknutrition4students: A credible online resource for RD2Be’s

Talknutrition4students is an Instagram account run by five dietetic students from the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Using chapters from Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide, we provide tips and tricks to future registered dietitians about how to improve their nutrition communication skills. This includes topics such as social media content, blogging, food photography, presentations, food demos, and more!

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Multivitamins: Are They Worth It?

You can find multivitamins in many forms, such as a gummy, gel capsule, swallowable tablet, or even a drinkable mix. They usually include 10 or more minerals and vitamins. A multivitamin theoretically supplements a lack of multiple vitamins/minerals in your diet.

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Nutrition Concerns for the Aging Population

As people age, their body changes physiologically. In this blog post, I will talk about possible micronutrient (MN) deficiencies that may exist in the aging population as well as “Geriatric giants” which is a term coined for risk factors that predispose one to functional decline.

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Organic vs Non-Organic Produce

When entering the grocery store, you will likely stroll through the produce section first where various fruits and vegetables are displayed. You have probably noticed certain produce items are labeled “organic,” while others are not. This disparity may have left you wondering what exactly the organic distinction means and if there are any real benefits in choosing organic produce.

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