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What’s the scoop with the FODMAP Diet?

What’s the scoop with the FODMAP Diet?
By Barbara Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LD

Food intolerance is not life-threatening but intolerance to one or more foods can be life-altering.  Food intolerance (FI) is different than food allergy since FI does not involve IgE.  FI affects the gastrointestinal tract leading to symptoms of bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea; some intolerance may provoke the immune system and promote inflammation.

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Stroke Risk

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Stroke Risk
by Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD

The Mediterranean Diet has long been a standout for its impressive cardiovascular protective effects.  Known to help reduce blood pressure, the Mediterranean Diet is heavy on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and includes seafood, olive oil, and red wine, with smaller amounts of animal proteins.

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OAA Protects Older Americans, Includes RDN Services

May is Older Americans Month but with the National Council on Aging reporting that 1 in 6 older adults is at risk for hunger, this is no reason to celebrate.1 The good news is that for individuals aged 60 and older, resources are available under the Older Americans Act to help combat hunger in an effort to reduce malnutrition and hospital admissions while helping older Americans keep their independence.

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{Healthy} Happy Mother’s Day!

{Healthy} Happy Mother’s Day!

By Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD

May 8th is quickly approaching – are you ready? As RDNs we have the unique opportunity to share health with our family, friends, and clients by promoting health during this holiday. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the women who make a difference in your life. 
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Dietitians in the Kitchen. . . Connecting your Community to Cooking

Dietitians in the Kitchen- Tara Snow, RD, LD, GAND State Media Representative

Despite the growing popularity of television cooking shows/contests, food-related magazines, and cooking blogs, it still is shocking the small amount of families that actually COOK!! The days of families gathered around the dinner table for a home-cooked meal and conversation seems to have gone by the wayside. 
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Reminders

Be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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