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October 30, 2013
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  • Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo wrap-up
    Attendees at the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston this month had an opportunity to network with dietitians, nutritionists, policymakers and food-service professionals, and to learn more about the ever-changing world of food and nutrition. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Eating for Better Health 
  • Digesting this year's FNCE
    About 8,000 nutrition professionals attended the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston. Topics at this largest annual gathering of nutrition experts included the next generation of gluten-free food, Americans' breakfast habits and risks associated with energy drinks. Highlights of the three-day conference included a lively discussion on America's obesity epidemic and the future of genetically modified organisms in the human diet. FoodNavigator (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Diabetes guidelines emphasize personalized approach to food
    Eating patterns and preferences, rather than specific diets, are the focus of the American Diabetes Association's new nutritional guidelines for diabetes. "Throughout the document, we refer to 'eating plans' or 'eating patterns' rather than 'diet.' We want to work with patients and help them achieve individual health goals. A variety of eating patterns can help, and people are more likely to follow an eating plan that speaks to them," said lead author Alison Evert, a registered dietitian. The guidelines were published on the website of Diabetes Care. Medscape (free registration) (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Plant-based diet lowers breast cancer risk
      
    A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a plant-based diet was associated with lower risk of breast cancer. However, the study also found that a diet that consists of salads with low-fat dressing and wine was associated with a higher risk. "This large prospective study adds further evidence to the growing body of studies that show women who [eat] higher amounts of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of developing breast cancer," said Dr. Graham Colditz, deputy director of Washington University's Institute of Public Health. DailyRx.com (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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Fresh Avocado: As Nutritious As it is Delicious
No other fruit combines nutrition and flavor like avocados. They're great on sandwiches, as a spread or topping and in a plethora of recipes.

Visit LoveOneToday.com/Recipes for more delicious recipe ideas
Culinary Innovations 
  • RD: Better nutrition, taste in next generation of gluten-free foods
    Future gluten-free products will improve on taste, health and convenience, and food manufacturers increasingly are marketing to an audience beyond people with celiac disease that believes a gluten-free diet has wider health benefits, registered dietitian Rachel Begun told the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Begun, who has celiac disease, said demand has forced companies to make gluten-free products healthier and more fortified. FoodNavigator (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Health dominates among restaurant menu trends
    Restaurants are feeding consumers' craving for protein while also adding new and different veggie dishes to the menu and using rice, quinoa and other grains to cater to gluten-free diners, menu consultant Nancy Kruse said at the recent MUFSO conference. Dishes served in bowls and on skewers and flatbreads are also increasing in popularity because they're perceived as healthier, she said. "All themes seem to lead back to the notion of health." Restaurant-Hospitality.com/(free registration) (10/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Naturally Good Fats + Cholesterol Free
If it's been a while since you've thought about avocados for your clients, the proven benefits of this nutrient dense food is information worth sharing.
See new research studies about virtually the only fresh-fruit source of monounsaturated fats and discover recipes and other tools.
Nutrition & Children 
  • Study: Games can get children to eat their veggies
    Getting children to eat vegetables can be easier -- and even fun -- with the help of games, a study says. Researchers report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that an incentive game involving booklets and stickers had a significant effect on vegetable consumption. "What I draw from this study, which is consistent with many others, is that we want our children to associate positive experiences with eating," said AND spokeswoman Angela Lemond, who did not participate in the research. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)/Reuters (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis more common in bottle-fed babies
    Babies who were bottle-fed had at least a twofold increased risk of developing a stomach obstruction called hypertrophic pyloric stenosis compared with breast-fed babies, a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed. Researchers also found that risk increased as maternal age increased, with babies whose mothers were older than 35 being five to six times more likely to develop pyloric stenosis. NBC News (10/21) , HealthDay News (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Fresh Avocados, Love One Today
Avocados are packed with creamy deliciousness, have naturally good fats, and are cholesterol free. Recommending fresh avocados is easy with new recipes and reasons to Love One Today.
For details on the Love One Today program and recipes, visit LoveOneToday.com.
In the Heart of Texas 
  • Grilled tuna and grapefruit salad
    This entree-sized salad from the Republic of the Rio Grande Grill and Cantina in McAllen, Texas, packs a flavorful nutritional punch with hot peppers, cool greens, tart fruit and protein. Epicurious LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  
 
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