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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...

2013-05-20 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...

2013-05-06 23:04:03

MyNetDiary´s top-rated diet service and mobile apps are the new platform between health professionals and their clients Cherry Hill, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 MyNetDiary, a comprehensive digital food diary, announced it has become the dynamic platform for bringing dietitians, nutritionists, and personal trainers closer to their clients through its calorie tracker service and mobile apps. Health professionals can now securely access a client´s food diary online, provide...

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...

2013-03-21 12:28:01

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring is now upon us, welcoming flowers, warmer weather and of course spring cleaning. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics along with ConAgra Foods encourages Americans to give their kitchens a thorough cleaning with tips from the Home Food Safety program's www.HomeFoodSafety.org. "Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to give the kitchen a good food safety check and cleaning, especially refrigerators and freezers where raw meat,...

2013-03-13 16:25:48

Wednesday, March 13, is Registered Dietitian Day, celebrating the contributions and expertise of RDs as the nation's food and nutrition experts. CHICAGO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All registered dietitians are nutritionists - but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It's an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/DC76585) To mark Registered Dietitian Day 2013 and to strengthen the...