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September 15, 2014
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RD offers tips on nutritious meals to fit everyone's diet
Parents who are dieting may unintentionally serve family meals that leave their children short on nutrients, registered dietitian Kate Samela says. She suggests preparing food options around a central idea so children get wider variety and adults can choose only the ingredients that keep their diets on track. The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (9/15)
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18 million people are affected by gluten sensitivity
Learn more at GlutenFree.com. It's the only online resource dedicated to registered dietitians and nutritionists. Browse articles, recipes, tips, information and tools to help your clients embrace a gluten-free lifestyle.
 
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Make fat part of a healthy diet, lifestyle, RD says
Eating fat is satiating and has important dietary functions, such as helping the body regulate blood pressure, stabilize blood glucose and absorb vitamins, registered dietitian Tina Ruggiero writes. Instead of being afraid of fat, Ruggiero writes, make it part of a healthy diet that also includes fresh foods, portion control, exercise and medical checks-ups. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (9/13)
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FDA panel backs liraglutide for obese patients
An FDA advisory panel on Thursday voted 14 to 1 to recommend Novo Nordisk's drug liraglutide for chronically obese patients with at least one weight-related disorder. The drug is to be sold under the brand name Saxenda if approved. Reuters (9/11)
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High-sodium diet tied to greater RA risk among smokers
Smokers who consumed high amounts of salt had a more than twofold greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published on the website of Rheumatology. HealthDay News (9/12)
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Study examines mangoes' effect on blood glucose in obese patients
Consuming freeze-dried mangoes helped curb blood glucose levels in obese participants, according to a small 12-week study in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights. No significant changes were seen in overall body weight. NutraIngredients (9/12)
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Researchers: Childhood obesity is affected by environment
A combination of less time for free play and an environment that includes fewer nature trails and play areas contributes to high rates of childhood obesity, according to studies cited in this article. Some advocates are calling for more public land for trails and forests to increase activity and reduce childhood obesity. Salon (9/11)
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Exercise during recess is linked to higher reading, math scores
Researchers in Finland found that children who participated in physical activity during recess performed better in reading and those who participated in organized sports had better math tests than less physically active peers. The effect of exercise on reading skills was more pronounced among boys, according to the study in the journal PLoS One. HealthDay News (9/11)
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Institutional Foodservice
Extra fruits, veggies popular at Ill. elementary school
Students at Carman-Buckner Elementary School in Waukegan, Ill., look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays, when they get special fruit and vegetable snacks during the day. The program, paid for by a state grant, encourages children to try new fruits and vegetables and has been so popular students are requesting things they'd like to have. Lake County News-Sun (Gurnee, Ill.) (9/13)
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Recipe of the Day
Rainbow lentil medley
Pick your favorite mix of vegetables and use goat or blue cheese for this delicious meatless Monday dish. The Well-Fed Heart
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Food For Thought
Our problem has never been fat. Contrary to popular belief, fats don't make you fat."
-- RD Tina Ruggiero, writing in The Tampa Tribune
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