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Nutrition Scope of Practice

Nutrition Coaching: Scope of Practice

By Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD / March 23, 2023

Nutrition scope of practice is not just a matter of professional ethics. In some states it’s a matter of law, and violators can be prosecuted. 

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Self-Care for Fitness Professionals

By Sandy Todd Webster / December 2, 2022

Fitness pros show up like champions to help clients improve their holistic health, but they often neglect their own wellness.

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12 Ways to Boost Diet Adherence

By Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD / March 25, 2022

Integrating these 12 strategies into your nutrition-related coaching sessions and programs will help clients with diet adherence.

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IDEA's 40th Anniversary Cake

Celebrating IDEA’s 40th Anniversary!

By Sandy Todd Webster / March 18, 2022

Friends, it’s been over 2 years since we could safely gather. Let 2022 IDEA World Convention be our time to meet in person to laugh, learn, dance and celebrate together at the most exhilarating of all fitness industry events. 

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national nutrition month

It’s National Nutrition Month!

By Sandy Todd Webster / March 4, 2022

Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2022 theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” Using a “small steps” coaching structure, the Academy is rolling out just a few tips to practice each week with supportive information and resources. 

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August 2021 Question of the Month: Do Social Media Recipes Help Us Eat Better?

By ... / August 9, 2021

Do you use social media for recipe ideas? How can social media recipes do a better job at encouraging healthier eating habits?

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Generic Nutrition Advice More Effective

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / July 7, 2021

Universal public nutrition advice appears to be more effective at improving dietary habits than advice tailored to individual needs.

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What to Look for in Seafood Nutrition

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 7, 2021

Fish can be a healthy meal choice, but if you’re ordering seafood, there can be troubled waters ahead when it comes to seafood nutrition.

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Whole Grains for Longer Life

By Sandy Todd Webster / June 3, 2021

The health boosting properties of whole grains have been scrutinized by scientists widely and often. Most striking is that researchers often conclude that consuming whole grains can increase lifespan.

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Mental health habits

Three Pillars of Mental Health

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Recent research findings identify these three healthy behaviors as predictive of good mental health and well-being among young adults.

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Myths About Meal Timing and Frequency

By Michelle Alencar, PhD / September 11, 2019

Which is better: eating five or more small meals or fasting for 16 hours a day? There are a lot of opinions about the optimal timing of meals. Whether your clients are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, chances are they have heard of meal frequency and meal timing, which are common terms used interchangeably to talk about dietary eating patterns. However, all the talk has created a mythology around the “right” way to eat. It’s time to separate myth from reality by looking beyond opinions and focusing on the science.

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Phytoestrogens and the Safety of Soy

By Konstantin Yakimchuck, MD, PhD / August 21, 2018

Are phytoestrogens safe? The growing popularity of soy products in U.S. and European diets has raised considerable controversy.

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Five Ways to Cut Food Waste

Five Ways to Cut Food Waste at Home

By Sandy Todd Webster / September 24, 2015

It never feels good to throw away food, and yet, we’ve all done it. Here are five simple ways to cut food waste that we can all easily control.

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