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January 30, 2013
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Healthy Start 
  • Leafy greens are leading source of foodborne illnesses in U.S.
    Of the nearly 50% of foodborne-illnesses linked to farm produce, 22% were caused by leafy green vegetables, according to a CDC study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Meat, especially poultry, accounted for 43% of all deaths resulting from foodborne diseases, researchers said. HealthDay News (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Dietary Health 
  • Eating only fruit comes with risks, RD says
    Actor Ashton Kutcher recently landed in the hospital after adopting an all-fruit diet, which registered dietitian Marisa Moore says leaves out a lot of nutrients, protein and even fats needed to regulate bodily functions. She says fruit's natural sugars must be regulated by insulin and too much sugar could overwork the pancreas. CNN (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Dietitian educates heart patients about healthy diets
    Registered dietitian Connie Morales says it can be a challenge to get heart surgery patients to adopt a healthy diet, so she focuses on making good choices and reading labels rather than giving up the foods they love. Morales, a cardiac rehabilitation expert at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., loves the teaching part of her job and says, "Success with patients is education." Star-News (Wilmington, N.C.) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Cauliflower is no longer just a side dish
    Cauliflower is showing up as an entree on more menus, usually taking the place of traditional meat dishes such as grilled filets and steak sandwiches. Chef Dan Barber at Blue Hill in New York City serves up "steaks" made from milk-pickled cauliflower that is cooked sous-vide and then seared. New York magazine/Grub Street blog (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Brightly colored veggies may help prevent ALS, research shows
    Data from five studies that included more than 1 million people found that eating foods high in carotenoids, such as brightly colored vegetables, may help delay or prevent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. The study on the website of the Annals of Neurology said high vitamin C intake or vitamin C supplements did not affect the risk of ALS. Medscape (free registration) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Study links prostate cancer risk to fried foods
    Men who ate deep-fried foods such as french fries or fried chicken once a week or more were up to 37% more likely to develop prostate cancer than were those who ate deep-fried foods less than once a month, according to a study of about 3,000 men. Fried foods also were associated with a slightly higher risk of developing more aggressive prostate cancer. The findings appeared on the website of the journal The Prostate. HealthDay News (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Fitness 
  • Shorter exercise periods may still yield health benefits
    Participants who had short periods of physical activity adding up to 30 minutes a day showed similar health benefits -- including lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels and reduced waist size -- as those who followed a more formal exercise program, according to a study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Researchers also found those who had shorter bouts of exercise had an 89% likelihood of not developing metabolic syndrome, while those who followed a structured exercise regimen had an 87% chance. Examiner.com (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • School vending machines make healthy snacks a popular choice
    Vending machines at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla., are full of healthy, all-natural snacks and beverages that students have grown to love. The machines take cash and credit cards and have video monitors that students will be able to use to show messages about healthy eating or school events. The Palm Beach Post (Fla.) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Some Wis. schools prepare, label allergen-free meals
    One in 25 children in the Green Bay, Wis., area school district reportedly have a food allergy or intolerance, prompting school nutrition professionals to prepare and label allergen-free meals each day. Officials say the largest increase in demand has been for gluten-free meals. Nutrition professionals are trained not to cross-contaminate the allergen-free meals, and say that type of care puts students and parents at ease. WLUK-TV (Green Bay, Wis.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
Recipe of the Day 
  • Party mix
    This mix includes peanuts, pumpkin seeds and roasted green peas and will surely be a hit at your next party. Epicurious/Bon Appetit LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
While family history and genetics play a role in your cardiac health, we know for sure now that a better lifestyle can influence it."
--RD Connie Morales, as quoted by the Star-News
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Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Home Health DietitianPromise Care NJJersey City, NJ
Clinical DietitianMorrison HealthcareBaltimore, MD
Nutritionist/Dietician St. Mary's Hospital for ChildrenManhattan & Yonkers, NY
Clinical DietitianAlbemarle HealthElizabeth City, NC
Registered/Licensed DietitianArmstrong Nutrition ManagementOmro, WI
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