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1. RDN expands list of foods good for bone health

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 26, 2015

Milk and other dairy foods rich in vitamin D generally are associated with stronger bones, but prunes, onions and salmon also should be on the list, said registered dietitian nutritionist Ellie Krieger. Fruits and vegetables generally contain nutrients good for bone health and fish is linked to better skeletal health. Krieger said higher-fat fish like salmon and sardines may be particularly helpful because they offer higher-quality protein, trace minerals, vitamin D and omega-3 fat. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (06/25)

2. Blood glucose, insulin levels affected by food order, study finds

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 24, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients may be able to lower their blood glucose and insulin levels after a meal by eating protein, vegetables and fats before carbohydrates, according to a small study in Diabetes Care. Researchers looked at 11 obese people with type 2 diabetes who were taking metformin and compared food ordering when given a normal Western diet meal. HealthDay News (06/23)

3. Purple power smoothie bowl

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 29, 2015

Start the week off right with this delicious and beautiful smoothie bowl! Meal Makeover Moms

4. Almonds, avocados, beans among 10 superfoods for women

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 29, 2015

Eating a healthy diet can reduce women's risk for bone loss, hormonal problems, heart problems and cancer, research shows. Among the 10 best foods for women are almonds, avocados, beans, beets, carrots and salmon, dietitians say. The Miami Herald (tiered subscription model) (06/26)

5. Grilled teriyaki flank steak

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 24, 2015

This yummy marinade makes for a very tender meat. Recipe Girl

6. Study: Nearly 68M Americans are obese, 65M overweight

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 23, 2015

Researchers found that almost 35% of men and 37% of women, or nearly 32 million men and 36 million women, in the U.S. are obese. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, also found that another 40% of men and 30% of women, or over 36 million and almost 29 million men and women, respectively, are classified as overweight. Experts note that obesity, a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, is one of the biggest factors that will contribute to a shorter life expectancy for this generation. HealthDay News (06/22)

7. Pork medallions with spicy greens and provolone

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 23, 2015

This quick and easy pork dinner uses pork loin roast to keep it lean. Cooking Light

8. AAP updates guidelines on fighting childhood obesity

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 29, 2015

Parents should stock healthful foods at home, buy fewer sweetened beverages, limit screen time and encourage more physical activity to promote healthier lifestyles for the family and to help prevent and fight childhood obesity, according to updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in Pediatrics. The AAP says parents and pediatricians should work to prevent childhood obesity, as it can be difficult to treat once it has been established. (06/29)

9. Savory bacon and balsamic watermelon salad

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 25, 2015

A fun twist for a summer salad! Simple Roots Wellness

10. Berry parfait yogurt popsicles

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | Jun 26, 2015

Popsicles for breakfast are OK with this parfait on a stick. Well Plated

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