Most Clicked SmartBrief for Nutritionists Stories

1. "5-2-1-0" message works for children and adults, RDN says

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 27, 2015

An obesity-prevention campaign that sets parameters for nutrition, screen time, physical activity and sugar-sweetened drinks works for children as well as adults, registered dietitian nutritionist Amy Pleimling writes. It's simple enough for children to understand but also targets four main factors that contribute to obesity, Pleimling writes. Huffington Post, The (02/27)

2. Slow-cooker balsamic chicken

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 26, 2015

This chicken is topped with a smooth and delicious balsamic sauce. Foodie Crush

3. RDs offer tips on healthy snacks for work or travel

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 26, 2015

Snacks for work or for travel don't have to be diet-busters, dietitians said. Registered dietitian nutritionists Regina Ragone and Susan Mitchell write that homemade trail mix, ready-made salads and beef jerky can be good options for traveling, while RD Joan Salge Blake suggests looking for snack bars that contain whole foods and that are low in added sugars and saturated fat. (02/23) Food & Nutrition Magazine online (02/26)

4. Breaking down the essential info about cholesterol

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 24, 2015

People need to learn more about cholesterol to understand how it affects their health, registered dietitian Cynthia Sass writes. Cholesterol is present only in animal-based foods, it’s necessary for the human body to function and there are good types and bad types, Sass writes. (02/23)

5. Vegan diet tied to improvements in physical, emotional health

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 02, 2015

Following a low-fat, low-glycemic, high-fiber vegan diet for 18 weeks led to weight loss, reduced LDL levels and better blood glucose control among employees with type 2 diabetes and a BMI index of 25 and above, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reported in the American Journal of Health Promotion. A vegan diet was also associated with improvements in productivity, depression symptoms, fatigue, anxiety and general health. Medical News Today (02/27) American City Business Journals (02/27)

6. RDN debunks myths about how we digest certain food combinations

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 24, 2015

"Nutrition urban legends" about eating fruit on an empty stomach and not combining foods high in carbohydrates with foods high in protein or fat have it wrong on how food is digested in the body, registered dietitian nutritionist Carrie Dennett writes. Mixed meals can help reduce blood glucose spikes and crashes, which affect energy, and may help improve satiety by slowing down digestion, Dennett writes. Seattle Times, The (02/22)

7. Federal report IDs sources of common food-borne illnesses

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 25, 2015

Beef and vegetable row crops were behind 82% of E. coli O157 illnesses in the U.S. between 1998 and 2012, according to a report by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration. Seventy-four percent of Campylobacter infections were linked to dairy products or chicken, while 81% of Listeria cases were attributed to fruits or dairy, the report says. Reuters (02/24)

8. Top recipes from February

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Mar 02, 2015

Here are the most-clicked recipes from last month:

9. Broiled ginger-lime chicken

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 24, 2015

Serve the spice-infused marinated chicken thighs with rice or couscous. Eating Well

10. Cuban salad bowl

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Feb 25, 2015

This delicious salad features pulled pork, cauliflower rice, beans and fried plantains over mixed greens. Simple Roots Wellness

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