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Most Schools Meet New USDA Drinking Water Mandate; More Steps Needed to Encourage Consumption

A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers from the University of Michigan and...
4/7/2014 12:50 PM EDT

Nutrition Education Programs Bolstered by New, Evidence-Based 'GENIE' Tool from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

Effective nutrition education programs are key to improving the nation’s health, and a new tool from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation is available to strengthen nutrition education programs. The Guide for Effective...
3/18/2014 12:30 PM EDT

As Advocates for Improvements on Food Labels, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports FDA's Proposed Label Changes, Calls for Nutrition Education for Consumers

Changes announced today to the Nutrition Facts label found on most foods sold in stores represent a significant step forward in helping people understand the label, and connect the label more closely to consumers’ actual behavior, according to the...
2/27/2014 10:00 AM EST

Continued Education and Outreach Key to Achieving Widespread Results: Statement from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Wake of New Childhood Obesity Rates Study

With more than one-third of American adults and 17 percent of children categorized as obese, the health of our nation and future generations is truly at stake, making obesity a top priority for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its members.
2/26/2014 5:00 PM EST

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Nutritional Health on Registered Dietitian Day and Every Day

March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered...
2/26/2014 8:55 AM EST

Give Your Plate a Taste Lift Without Forfeiting Nutrition during National Nutrition Month and Beyond

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When it comes to choosing what to eat, nutrition is important but flavor is likely the true motivator and also the key to eating right, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This March, during National Nutrition Month®, experiment...
2/25/2014 8:55 AM EST

Get the Most Nutrition from Your Calories and 'Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right' during National Nutrition Month and Beyond

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While taste drives most food choices, eating nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrition per calorie is one of the best ways to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As part of the 2014...
2/24/2014 8:55 AM EST

Family Meals Do More Than Put Food on the Table: During National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spotlights Benefits of Cooking, Eating as a Family

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Make mealtime a family time. If you can get together for meals even a few times a week, family meals mean healthier eating – and more. For National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all families to make a...
2/24/2014 8:55 AM EST

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Expert Registered Dietitians to Help Your Audience Eat Healthfully at Restaurants in Wake of CSPI Xtreme Eating Report

1/15/2013 3:50 PM EST

In Wake of New York Soda Ban Proposal, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Education, Moderation

New York City has announced plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages...
5/31/2012 5:05 PM EDT

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