Blog Archive

Q&A with Obesity Management
Q&A with Obesity Management
By Gail Frank
August 19, 2007
Dietician and consultant to the Aspartame Resource Center Gail Frank, PhD, RD, discussed her expert thoughts on how incorporating low-calorie sweeteners like aspartame may help overweight and obese individuals.
Aspartame And Average Daily Intake Amounts
Aspartame And Average Daily Intake Amounts
By Althea Zanecosky, MS, RD, LDN
June 7, 2007
Many Americans have a "sweet" routine: a bowl of sugary breakfast cereal followed by a mid-morning donut, a lunch time soda, and an ice cream after supper. All this sweetness adds up...
NCI Study Released Today Reinforces Aspartame Safety
NCI Study Released Today Reinforces Aspartame Safety
April 4, 2006
This study, which evaluated more than 500,000 men and women over a five-year period, found NO LINK between aspartame consumption and leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.
AMA: Obesity is now a Disease
AMA: Obesity is now a Disease
By Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA
July 3, 2013
Recently the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates declared that obesity is a disease and should be viewed like all other medical diseases, but this decision has not met with 100 percent agreement.
Diabetes: Patients can take steps to minimize complications
Diabetes: Patients can take steps to minimize complications
By Claudia M. González MS. RDN. LDN
December 30, 2013
Although there is no definitive reason for the rise of diabetes, there are steps that everyone, including minority populations, can take to control and/or to prevent type 2 diabetes, such as eating balanced diets and being active.
The Benefits of Chocolate on Valentine's Day
The Benefits of Chocolate on Valentine's Day
By Jo Ann Hattner MPH, RD
January 28, 2013
February, the month we look forward to, when chocolate is anticipated and enjoyed for Valentine’s Day. Can we give and receive chocolate with less guilt because of all the suggested health benefits of chocolate? It certainly appears so, as publications abound with the benefits of chocolate.
Childhood overweight and obesity - not so simple
Childhood overweight and obesity - not so simple
By Loretta DiFrancesco, PhD, RD, MBA
October 7, 2013
There are multiple causes and contributors to childhood overweight and obesity, including environmental and cultural factors. It’s not as simple as eat less and exercise more! Likewise, an approach to solving these problems must also be multi-faceted.
Happy New Year - 2013!!
Happy New Year - 2013!!
By Nelda Mercer, MS, RD, FADA
January 8, 2013
As nutrition professionals, we counsel our clients to set realistic goals particularly when it comes to weight loss. The key strategy I try to instill is that small changes, over time, yield BIG results.
Breakfast Boosts Children's Brain Power
Breakfast Boosts Children's Brain Power
By Mary Lee Chin
September 1, 2013
Would you like your kids to be smarter, brighter, better behaved? By now most people understand the importance of breakfast and its ability to help children concentrate on learning, think more clearly and be on their best behavior at school.
Rethinking Drink Choices Women Are Concerned About Bone Health
Rethinking Drink Choices When Older Women Are Concerned About Bone Health
By Gail C. Frank, DrPH, RD
August 5, 2013
When post-menopausal women have a DXA scan of their bones, the physician may alert them to an overall lower T-score compared to healthy, younger women. Should this alter what they drink?