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2013-11-15 12:25:19

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reality of existing insurance coverage precludes effective implementation of four newly released cardiovascular guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy supports the new guidelines and urges public and private insurance carriers to follow the recommendations so that Americans will have access to health care they deserve....

2013-10-21 12:27:35

New microsite serves as a platform for addressing food insecurity as a public health issue CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, in partnership with National Dairy Council and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, announce the launch of the Healthy Food Bank Hub - an innovative microsite of feedingamerica.org. The microsite (healthyfoodbankhub.feedingamerica.org) was developed with support from fellow...

2013-06-27 20:22:09

CHICAGO, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds new changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that aim to lower obesity rates, improve educational achievements and reduce health-care costs. In calling for healthier standards for all foods sold in schools, the USDA has set healthier requirements for foods sold a la carte, in school stores, snack bars and vending machines starting in Fall 2014. Under the USDA's "Smart Snacks...

2013-06-19 16:26:35

CHICAGO, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A promising bipartisan bill that increases vital access and reimbursement for obesity screening and counseling services has been introduced in Congress, thanks in part to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013 represents nearly two years of work by the Academy and its partners, including the Obesity Care Continuum. Under the proposed bill, Medicare recipients would also benefit from improved coverage...

2013-06-06 16:27:37

CHICAGO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics received the American Society of Association Executive's top award, the highly coveted Gold Circle Award, in the website category for www.HomeFoodSafety.org. The award recognizes excellence in association and nonprofit communications. On Wednesday, June 5, registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Glenna McCollum, DMOL, MPH, accepted the Gold Circle Award for www.HomeFoodSafety.org on...

2013-05-22 08:28:39

Partnership between National Dairy Council, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Feeding America improves domestic hunger with $100,000 grant program ROSEMONT, Ill., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Food security - specifically, domestic hunger - is a major issue affecting one in six Americans today, including more than one in five children. National Dairy Council, Feeding America and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formed the Future of Food Partnership in June 2012 to help...

2013-05-20 16:24:14

DON'T RELY ON COLOR OR TEXTURE ALONE - FOOD THERMOMETER IS KEY TO AVOID FOOD POISONING CHICAGO, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ready to fire up the grill for a cookout with family and friends? As part of their award-winning Home Food Safety program, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods encourage all grill masters to equip themselves for the job with a food thermometer--the only way to determine if foods are fully cooked and safe to eat--and with tips from...

2013-05-10 16:23:57

CHICAGO, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Busy work and family schedules can often lead to women putting their own health on the back burner. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages women of all ages to make time for regular preventive screenings, as well as eating right and getting regular physical activity. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130510/DC11878) This year, Mother's Day kicks off the 14th annual National Women's Health Week (May 12 - 18), which...

2013-05-07 12:31:27

CHICAGO, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to learn about celiac disease - it can affect your health or someone you love. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130507/DC08980) What is celiac disease? It is a hereditary, autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to the food protein, gluten - which is found in...

2013-05-02 16:27:58

CHICAGO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many professional member associations in the United States are experiencing membership declines, membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics rose in the past year to 75,067 - the largest in the Academy's 96-year history and the eighth consecutive year of growth. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Academy experienced an overall 1.6 percent increase in members. Following a number of years of declining membership in the late 1990s...