A-Z Nutrition: Anthocyanins

This is the first in a series of posts on various nutrients, compounds and nutrition related terminology from A-Z. Each post contains references for the supporting science. Please keep in mind that these posts are purely informational and do not contain specific nutrition related recommendations. Anthocyanins: What are Anthocyanins? Anthocyanins are a group of compounds …

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Calorie Comparison

As a dietetics student, I used to hear a lot about the number of calories individuals should consume throughout the day. However, it is still sometimes difficult to picture the calorie densities of certain foods. Previously I was sent this link. It has 75 pictures of different foods and each is 200 calories. It is …

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Reflections on my Time as a Dietetic Intern

Looking back as an RD, I never realized I didn’t post this…so now that I’ve been both intern and preceptor for a year, I will share Happy RD and RD-to-be DAY everyone It’s crazy to think my 1200+ hour dietetic internship is COMPLETE! My tips for future interns: 1. Approach each rotation with as few preconceived …

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Healthy Eating Recommendations

Hold out your hands with palms up and little fingers touching, this is your plate One palm represents a grain serving Grain or starchy vegetable such as a small baked potato The other palm represents a protein or meat serving Lean meats are recommended most of the time (chicken, pork, fish, turkey and beef) cooked to maximize …

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Reflections on my Time as a Dietetic Intern

Looking back as an RD, I never realized I didn’t post this…so now that I’ve been both intern and preceptor for a year, I will shareHappy RD and RD-to-be DAY everyoneIt’s crazy to think my 1200+ hour dietetic internship is COMPLETE! My tips for future interns: 1. Approach each rotation with as few preconceived expectations as …

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Back in the Saddle Again

After taking a break for just over two years, I have decided to get back to blogging again. During my internship and thesis work, the blog felt more like an assignment than sharing my passion. So I took a break….and here I am back.A quick view of what I’ve been doing in the meantime.March-May2016: Dietetic …

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2015 Dietary Guidelines: What Do They Mean

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for American’s (DGA) came out late last year and serve to replace the 2010 version and provide general healthy eating recommendations for Americans. The DGA are agreed upon by a group of scientists after much deliberation (some of which were open access). DGAs are based on science but also have the …

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Eating Healthy: Where to Start

Amanda’s Healthy Eating Recommendations: Hold out your hands with palms up and little fingers touching, this is your plate One palm represents a grain serving Grain or starchy vegetable such as a small baked potato The other palm represents a protein or meat serving Lean meats are recommended most of the time (chicken, pork, fish, turkey and …

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A-Z: Resveratrol

Have you heard that a glass of red wine is comparable to one hour at the gym? Is there any truth to that? The compound in wine (red wine specifically) that is at the root of this claim is Resveratrol (REZ-VER-A-TR-ALL) and is actually found in other berries, grapes and even peanuts(1). Resveratrol is a …

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The Brisk Pace of Acute Care

I began my in-patient clinical rotation in early January, hence the lack of posts since then. My clinical site is about 1 hour away from where I live, which makes for early morning. Acute care is the longest rotation, 8 weeks, two of which are staff-relief. The first week was spent with the clinical nutrition …

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