RDN: Small, frequent meals may not promote appetite control | RD offers tips for controlling sodium intake | Va. community takes systems approach to childhood hunger
July 22, 2016
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RDN: Small, frequent meals may not promote appetite control
Eating smaller but more frequent meals may not help control appetite and can cause people to miss important hunger and fullness cues that regulate when and how much to eat, said registered dietitian nutritionist Carrie Dennett. What foods are eaten may be more important that than meal frequency, and if people make healthy food choices and meet their energy needs it is less likely hunger will get out of control, Dennett said.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (7/21) 
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RD offers tips for controlling sodium intake
Excess sodium is found in a variety of packaged and restaurant foods because it adds flavor and can cover up for lower quality ingredients, says registered dietitian Robin Rood. People can take control of sodium intake by understanding their health history, including weight and blood pressure, getting enough exercise, keeping a food journal and finding alternatives to flavoring foods, Rood says.
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Va. community takes systems approach to childhood hunger
A consortium of 30 local community leaders, churches, and nonprofit organizations in Alexandria, Va., works to help meet the needs of area youths. Some of the programs are delivered through schools, including a backpack-feeding program.
Connection Newspapers (Alexandria, Va.) (7/20) 
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Appetite is in the mind as well as the body.
RDN Carrie Dennett, as quoted by The Washington Post
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