Posts Tagged ‘Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’

Keeping an Enemies List in Nutrition

October 4, 2015 — If you spend any time perusing headlines in nutrition, it’s hard not to notice a widespread inclination to keep an enemies list in nutrition. The enemy can be a food — maybe red meat. It can be gluten, it can be geneticaly modified food ingredients, it can be processed foods, it can be fat, it can be […]

Move It!

August 19, 2015 — With a little less than 18 months to work with, Let’s Move! Executive Director Debra Eschmeyer has an impressive to-do list: bring revised nutrition facts labeling over the finish line, rally support for gains in school nutrition, and prepare for the post-presidency phase of Let’s Move! Leadership of some of the top scientific and professional […]

Four Competing Obesity Narratives

August 2, 2015 — In a fascinating new paper, Paul Thibodeau and colleagues propose that four competing obesity narratives can explain a lot about how people think about obesity and the solutions they are willing to support. These narratives are: Sin. “A big problem with America is that people are unwilling to make an effort to take care of themselves. People who […]

Make It So: Obesity Guidelines

April 21, 2015 — At the 2015 Weight Management DPG Symposium, more than 200 RDN obesity experts were treated to an exceptional tour through a range of new obesity guidelines that have emerged in just the last two years. And the tour guide was Donna Ryan, of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, who played a leading role in their creation. […]

Reaching Beyond Bias and Presumptions

April 18, 2015 — The opening day of the 2015 Weight Management DPG Symposium found dietitians reaching beyond bias and presumptions about obesity. This meeting is a gem that brings together the top dietitians in the country who focus upon weight management, thanks to the hard work of the Weight Management Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and […]

Eat Righteously

March 20, 2015 — Should you be ashamed to have Kraft Singles in your refrigerator? To eat righteously, must all such processed foods be eliminated from your pantry and fridge? Headline writers and humorists this week seem to think so. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics finds itself in damage control mode after becoming the butt of jokes by […]

Obesity Professionals Speak Out on Disabilities

January 28, 2015 — About a month ago, the highest court of the European Union touched off a fierce debate about the relationship between obesity and disabilities. Today, all of the major organizations with expertise in obesity have stepped forward to clear up some of the silliness that came out of that debate. The Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, […]

Dietitians Stand Out

December 7, 2014 — Across the spectrum of allied health professionals, dietitians stand out as best suited to provide weight management counseling to people with obesity. No, that’s not PR from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It’s the finding of research from Johns Hopkins just published in Obesity. Sara Bleich and colleagues conducted a study with 500 health professionals […]

UPDATE: CDC Confirms LeanWorks! Site Is Down “for Review”

November 16, 2014 — UPDATE 11/19/2014: CDC spokesperson Brittany Behm confirms that CDC has taken down this website for review. She said “the recent attention to the LEAN Works! program caused us to put this part of the website at the top of the list for review, hence why it is currently down. The potential misuse of this information […]

Industry Influence, Integrity, and Respect

October 21, 2014 — A simmering controversy in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brought out issues of food industry influence, integrity, and respect in a lively session yesterday at FNCE 2014 (the Academy’s annual meeting in Atlanta). Academy President Sonja Connor moderated the session, which should tell you how seriously the Academy is taking this subject. Joy Bauer opened the […]