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VOTE! It’s a member benefit (and responsibility)

Last year only 89 of the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (GAND) members (out of 1648) voted in the Board of Directors election. That means just 5% of members determined the leadership for the entire affiliate with 95% of GAND members opting out of this important member benefit. Consider these important facts:

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Dental Health: The nutrition connection

Dental Health: The nutrition connection
Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD

February is Children’s Dental Health Month.  Many dietitians may not immediately think about the connection between dental health and nutrition, but the connection is a natural one.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, dental caries (cavities) is the number one chronic disease affecting young children today.1  Poor oral health has been linked to other chronic diseases including heart disease.

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Legislative Day 2016

Click here for details on GAND's Legislative Day 2016.  RSVP today!

 
Quick-Fix Diets Aren’t the Answer for Lifelong Health

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Quick-fix diets are routinely promoted as a magic bullet for weight loss. With the recent popularity of the K-E Diet or “feeding tube” diet, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone that the best path to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more...and enlisting the help of a registered dietitian.

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The Low Down on High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension, is having a systolic blood pressure (pressure when heart contracts) of ≥140 and a diastolic blood pressure (when heart relaxes) of ≥90. Having high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Lifestyle modification plays an important role in blood pressure control.

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Reminders

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE)

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