Posts by: Anna Shlachter MS, RD, LDN

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Nutrition Unscrambled

MyPlate Series Kick-off

As health professionals, we know there are many tools out there available for your practice to help patients or clients adapt to a healthier lifestyle. One helpful, but sometimesu nderutilized tool is MyPlate.gov. MyPlate.gov offers an entire section for health professionals along with peer-to-peer education framework and PowerPoint presentations. As you may already know, the …

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Vitamin D: Sun, Skin & Food

It’s that time of year when the summer “glow” begins to fade as fall is right around the corner. With the days getting shorter and many people establishing new, busy routines for the school year, time spent outside starts to dwindle, so it’s important to remind clients about vitamin D intake. As we’ve discussed in …

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Focus on Potassium

As health professionals, it is important to get a full health history from clients to assess nutrition and health status. An area to be mindful of is activity level and occupation, particularly as it relates to climate. Clients who exercise or work outside during the summer need to pay attention to intakes of key minerals, …

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The Incredible, Edible, and Affordable Egg

Protein has been a real buzzword lately, and for good reason. Protein is made up of amino acids, the building blocks for muscle, blood, skin, hair, and nails. In total, there are 20 amino acids, which join together in different combinations to form unique proteins in the body. Some of these amino acids, nine to …

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The Power of Vitamin A

Vitamin A is most commonly recognized for its beneficial effects on eye health, while its other important functions are often overlooked.  As with other vitamins, there are different forms of vitamin A – one form that is most readily absorbed in the body is known as retinol, which is found in liver, eggs, and milk. …

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ENC Welcomes Dr. Tia Rains

I am excited to post today’s blog. ENC has a new team member. Dr. Tia Rains is going to tell you all about her background and insights of an egg-citing first week. My name is Tia Rains and I am the new Senior Director of Nutrition Research & Communications at the Egg Nutrition Center.  Prior to joining …

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Snack Ideas for Children On-the-Go

Summer is a busy time for most families kids are out of school, but camps and summertime activities keep people busy, often leading to eating on the go. Sometimes when people don’t plan ahead, less nutritious options are chosen, particularly for snacking. The great news is with a little planning, snacking can be a part …

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New Diabetes Materials by ENC and Joslin Diabetes Center

ENC has partnered with Joslin Diabetes Center to create a set of new nutrition education materials “Eating Well with Diabetes” for health care professionals and patients. These tools are housed in our Patient and Client Education Materials section of our website. Also, if you’re looking for additional information on recent diabetes news, see  the post by Amy Campbell, MS, RD,LDN, …

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I’ll Take My Folate…Sunny Side Up

Today’s post is from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin.  He is also a member of ENC’s …

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Celebrating The 4th Of July Independent of Guilt

Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2013? With Fourth of July right around the corner, many people will be hosting or attending holiday picnics and barbecues with a plentiful spread of hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes, snack foods, tasty desserts and more. The calories can add up quickly while partaking in a little festive …

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