Making the case for advanced degrees for RDs | Lifestyle changes can lead to quick responses, RD says | Review cites connection between acne, high-glycemic diet
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March 1, 2013
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Making the case for advanced degrees for RDs
A master's degree in public health prepares dietitians for careers in nutrition and in public and private programs, schools, agencies and health care facilities, a pair of registered dietitians from West Chester University write. An Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics report last year recommended requiring future new RDs to have a graduate degree, master's degree or practice doctorate. Today's Dietitian online (2/13)
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Lifestyle changes can lead to quick responses, RD says
Changes in diet, smoking, physical activity and stress affect a person's genes within two weeks, registered dietitian Susan Dopart writes. At that point, Dopart writes, the body's response can lead to weight loss, better blood pressure and glucose control, and slower aging. The Huffington Post (2/28)
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Review cites connection between acne, high-glycemic diet
New York University researchers reviewed 27 studies on acne and found epidemiological, observational and experimental evidence that diet, especially a high-glycemic diet, was linked to acne. The review was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. News (2/28)
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Memory training improves nutrition in dementia patients
A small study of dementia patients found that using memory-training techniques to help them eat regular meals improved their nutrition and led to healthy increases in BMI, according to researchers in Taiwan. The study on the website of the Journal of Advanced Nursing also showed that the therapy reduced depression scores. HealthDay News (2/28)
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Study: Fewer hours spent on housework may fuel obesity in women
U.S. women in 2010 were an average of 22 pounds heavier than they were in 1965, and spent 13.3 hours on household chores per week versus 25.7 hours a week 45 years earlier, suggesting that fewer hours spent on household chores may play a role in obesity, a study found. The results suggest that women and people in general should incorporate more activity and exercise in their everyday activities, the study's lead author wrote in PLOS One. ABC News/Medical Unit blog (2/28)
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Study links improved academics, breakfast at school
A report created for Share Our Strength showed that eating breakfast at school was associated with higher scores on math tests and greater school attendance per year compared with students who went without breakfast. The improvements in academic performance suggest that children who eat breakfast at school would be 20% more likely to finish high school, researchers said. The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/28)
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First lady launches "Let's Move Active Schools"
First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday launched a public-private partnership that builds on her "Let's Move" campaign to provide financial help to schools for programs that improve student fitness. The "Let's Move Active Schools" initiative includes grants to schools from the Department of Education, with organizations and companies such as Nike, GENYOUth Foundation, ChildObesity180, Kaiser Permanente and the General Mills Foundation pledging funding and other resources. Yahoo/The Associated Press (2/28)
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Exercise boosts life quality in type 2 diabetes patients
Sedentary, overweight type 2 diabetes patients who exercised three times a week for nine months showed greater improvements in life quality and well-being, compared with those who did not exercise, a study found. The results were published in Diabetes Care. (U.K.) (2/27)
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Institutional Foodservice
Healthy-foods bill moves forward in Iowa Legislature
An Iowa Senate subcommittee has endorsed a bill to require food-service vendors in state buildings, public universities and community colleges to cook healthier meals and to post menus that display nutrition facts such as calories, fat and sodium. The measure also would require the state to contract with food vendors that follow American Heart Association and U.S. Agriculture Department dietary guidelines, and to give preference to those purchasing from local growers. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)/The Associated Press (3/1)
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Food For Thought
Reasonable lifestyle changes make a huge difference in living longer, healthier lives, and are simpler than you think."
-- RD Susan Dopart, writing at The Huffington Post
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