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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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Skipping Breakfast: Is When You Eat as Important as What You Eat?

Jul, 25, 2013 Dr. Tia Rains Research 0

There has been quite a bit of buzz recently over a study out of Harvard1 looking at the relationships between eating patterns and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk.  Researchers analyzed data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, one of the largest prospective cohort studies (51,529 male health professionals) initiated back in 1986 when these men …

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The BEST Reasons to Eat Breakfast

Jul, 22, 2013 Guest Blogger Current News 0

Today’s post comes from Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD. Cochran is a nutrition communications consultant, appearing regularly in national and local media to discuss nutrition topics. Cochran is a long-standing nutrition contributor for Woman’s World Magazine, as well as a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel. School’s out for the summer, so what better …

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More Data in Support of a Higher Protein Diet

In recent years, more and more research has demonstrated the benefits of higher protein diets. The growing  body of literature is driving many to rethink  the conventional nutrition dogma that has been  prevalent for the past fifty years or so–a  high carbohydrate, low fat, moderate protein diet is the best way to ward off disease …

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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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