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2014-07-03 08:23:46

Gary Foster Will Now Serve as Chief Scientific Officer NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced the retirement of Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Karen Miller-Kovach, MBA, MS, RD, who led the scientific thinking behind the Weight Watchers program globally for more than two decades. Gary Foster, Ph.D., who joined Weight Watchers International in 2013 as Co-Chief Scientific Officer, will now serve as Chief Scientific Officer,...

2014-06-11 16:26:35

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Academy Foundation Announce Children's Health and Nutrition Education Campaign CHICAGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To highlight the role everyone plays in ensuring a healthy future for our nation's children, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation announce the first Kids Eat Right Month, to be celebrated each August. Kids Eat Right Month will focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles...

2014-06-02 12:29:42

CHICAGO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registered dietitian nutritionist Sonja L. Connor, research associate professor in the department of medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University, began her one-year term June 1 as the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91384 Connor, of Portland, Ore., is the 89(th) president of the Academy, which was...

2014-03-12 08:31:50

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March is National Nutrition Month(®), when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/DC81427 "Since 2007, the second Wednesday in March has marked Registered Dietitian...

2014-03-03 12:26:54

CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month 2014(®), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/DC75544 Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating...

2014-02-26 20:22:07

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than one-third of American adults and 17 percent of children categorized as obese, the health of our nation and future generations is truly at stake, making obesity a top priority for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its members. "While the results from the study published online February 26 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, showing the obesity rate among children ages two to five years old has...

2014-02-04 16:29:21

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds Congress for passing the Agriculture Act of 2014, a bill commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. The Academy supports this piece of legislation that protects vital nutrition assistance and education programs; includes new initiatives that will improve the health of the nation; and enhances funding for nutrition and agriculture research. "The American people deserve a Farm Bill because it...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.