Chef Chris Shepherd @ 9:58 AM
This is a guest post written by Chef Chris Shepherd, owner and executive chef of Underbelly restaurant in Houston. In 2013, Chris was named one of Conde Nast’s 70 Best New Restaurants in the World along with many additional accolades. To learn more about Chris, check out his full bio here.
As Toby mentioned, it’s important for individuals with lactose intolerance to find a way to meet their recommended intake of calcium and milk’s other essential nutrients. Not only does dairy play an important role in health but when it comes to the kitchen, it’s vital!
At my restaurant Underbelly in Houston, we are always cooking with milk, cheese and yogurt. It’s easy to cook with, keeps dishes moist and brings essential flavors. For those with lactose intolerance, there are lactose intolerance-friendly dairy products that I use daily in my kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »
Toby Amidor @ 2:50 PM
This is a guest post written by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, and nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com’s Healthy Eating Blog. Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University, and her expertise includes over 13 years of experience in various areas of food and nutrition. To learn more about Toby, check out her full bio here.
It was such a pleasure working with Chef Chris Shepherd at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Houston this year as part of National Dairy Council’s culinary demonstration. We showcased four delicious dairy recipes to the registered dietitians (RDs) in the audience – Paneer with Pickled Figs, Cheesy Guacamole, Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder and Oatmeal Crème Brulee – and they can easily be made at home. But first, a few facts about lactose intolerance. Read the rest of this entry »
Karen Kafer, RD @ 4:20 PM
With the school year well underway, it is important to keep child health on the forefront of conversations. There is no question that healthy students are better students, and a nutritious breakfast goes hand in hand with learning. This concept known as the Learning Connection highlights that improved nutrition coupled with physical activity can help lead to better academic performance, and as health professionals we must help continue the dialogue about improving our children’s health and wellness in the school environment to ensure that the concept of the learning connection is fully embraced. Read about the learning connection here and how you can get involved locally with FUTP 60. Read the rest of this entry »
Bushra Hassan @ 2:21 PM
This is a guest post written by Bushra Hassan. Bushra is currently a Health and Wellness Communications Dietetic Intern at NDC. She is in the Dietetic Internship and MBA combined program at Dominican University where she plans on graduating in May 2014. To learn more about Bushra, check out her full bio here.
November is National Diabetes Month! Now is the perfect time to look closer at this growing issue in the United States. Did you know that, as of 2010, an estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, or about 8.3 percent of the U.S. population? Of this number, it is estimated that 7 million do not know they have it. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released a position paper, mentioned in this post by Judy Jarvis and Kim Kirchherr, which supports the role of nutrition as one important part for the management of diabetes.
FNCE Session with Dayle Hayes and Charles Hillman Highlights that Kids Who Eat Better and Move More Can Improve Success in the Classroom
Jean Ragalie-Carr, LD, RDN @ 4:39 PM
Did you know that eating breakfast is associated with better attention and memory when compared to not eating breakfast? And physical activity for just 20 minutes everyday may benefit brain health? Dayle Hayes and Chuck Hillman presented research to support this learning connection – that better nutrition and increased physical activity can enhance academic achievement – at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in October. Read the rest of this entry »
Kim Kirchherr @ 2:57 PM
The following post is from Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, Director of Health & Wellness Communications at NDC/Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy in partnership with Judith K. Jarvis, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs for NDC. Click over to access Kim’s full bio here and Judy’s here.
Have you ever felt at a loss when meeting with a client with a very different background and experiences than yours to discuss management of their diabetes? How can you start the conversation and build rapport? How can you give your words emotional impact so that your recommendations “stick”? How can you speak into their world in a way that makes sense? Storytelling, something that comes naturally to us in our personal interactions, may hold the key in patient and professional interactions, too. Read the rest of this entry »
Judith Jarvis, MS, RD @ 8:56 AM
“Bone fractures can exact a terrible toll on quality of life,” I was reminded recently by an article in Science Daily. I learned this as part of my nutrition training, of course. But academic training and mental assent quickly became very personal and real when my mom recently broke a hip requiring total hip replacement at the age of 93. That day was life-changing for her; that day she lost her independence. Prior to falling and breaking her hip, my mom had been living on her own – driving to the grocery store and frequenting other nearby businesses, carefully choosing fruits and vegetables without blemish to use when cooking her meals, caring for the house, doing laundry and hanging clothes on the line. After the fracture she was totally dependent on others for everything – and it is not yet clear how much of her previous function she will regain. Read the rest of this entry »
Karen Kafer, RD @ 2:49 PM
For the active person, a healthy, well-balanced diet provides essential nutrients that may help fuel effective workouts and improve recovery. In fact, helping your clients add milk to their post-workout plans can benefit their bodies, because it supplies many of the key nutrients needed as part of a daily training diet. Low-fat or fat-free milk can help athletes:
- Refuel muscles with carbohydrates
- Reduce muscle breakdown and stimulate growth with high-quality protein
- Rehydrate with fluid and electrolytes
But what about athletes with lactose intolerance? How can milk and other dairy products fit into their training regimen? Read the rest of this entry »
Lana Frantzen, PHD @ 1:57 PM
The San Diego Wine and Culinary Center is nestled in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego and was the location of our recent satellite media tour to educate the public that lactose intolerance doesn’t have to mean dairy avoidance. We shared simple strategies that can help individuals with lactose intolerance enjoy both the taste and health benefits of dairy foods. Some of the anchors we interviewed personally identified with the condition, along with the 30-50 million Americans who believe they are lactose intolerant. The great news is we were able to share realistic solutions! Read the rest of this entry »
Kim Kirchherr @ 12:59 PM
What’s it like to live on $35 worth of groceries for the week? We likely all have a budget in mind when we head to the store to buy our groceries, but for the nearly 47 million people who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, shopping on a tight budget is a reality of everyday life, and this is what the average person receives. So this September, for Hunger Action Month, when ABC7 Chicago asked me to take the SNAP Challenge to see if I could make balanced, nutritious meals on $35 for the week, I said yes. (Read more about the challenge from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and check out their sample grocery list too!) Read the rest of this entry »