Friday, July 29, 2011

Nutrition Expert: Toby Smithson, RD, LDN, CDE

The next stop on Dietitians Online journey brings us to
the greater Chicago Area, where Toby Smithson, RD, LDN, CDE
is making a difference everyday in the lives of people with diabetes.


Toby Smithson is a Registered Dietitian, a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, Past President of the Illinois Dietetic Association, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and holds a certification in adult weight management. She earned her B.S. Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science through the Coordinated Undergraduate Program at Northern Illinois University, and has worked professionally in institutional, clinical and public health settings.

Toby founded DiabetesEveryDay to provide guidance and continuous support every day to people with diabetes. Toby was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October, 1968, and has successfully managed her diabetes personally every single day. Toby shares her own personal insights into successful diabetes self-management, as well as her knowledge and experience as a registered dietitian.

Meet Toby Smithson, RD, LDN, CDE


DiabetesEveryDay has a wonderful video library. Toby discusses a wide variety of topics, including diabetes, food safety, nutrition labeling and many more.  

To learn more about Toby Smithson, RD, LDN, CDE, visit the following links:


Thank you for joining us. Dietitians and Dietetic Associations Worldwide provide an opportunity to explore numerous specialties, cultural diversities, advances in research, legislative news, current events, ADA campaigns, new recipes and creative ideas.

When seeking nutrition advise, verify the organization and/or individual is a reliable resource. Check credentials, look for a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). If in doubt, contact your countries dietetic association for additional information.
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d. South Africa: Registered Dietitian (RD);  administered by the Association for Dietetics in South Africa.
e. Canada: Registered Dietitian (RD);  Dietitians of Canada.
f.  International Confederation of Dietetic Associations.

A dietitian . . . .
  • Is a person with qualifications in nutrition and dietetics, recognized by national authority(s). The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of individuals or groups in health and disease.
  • Receives a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with course work approved by the national dietetic authority.  Courses include food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
  • Completes a supervised professional practice of at least 500 hours.
  • Passes a national examination prepared by the countries dietetic and nutrition authority.
  • Completes continuing education in order to maintain one's credentials.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nutrition Experts - Making a Difference
Highlights from the 76th FDA Annual Symposium


The presentation for the 2011 Florida Dietetic Association Member reception highlights Nutrition Experts - "Making a Difference."

The background song is called "Together We Can Change the World (TWCCTW)." TWCCTW played a major role in bringing over an African Youth Choir called SIFA. The goal was to raise money for the children to take back to Uganda in order to finish building their orphanage and to build new homes for them to live in. See the footnote for the complete story behind the song.1


Highlights from the
76th Florida Dietetic Association
2011 Annual Symposium



Let's Move with the
Florida Dietetic Association

After attending 3 days of amazing educational programs and poster sessions, viewing exhibits and tasting new products, we celebrated Nutrition Experts -- Making a Difference at the Member's Reception. Seeing old friends, meeting new colleagues and celebrating - Let's Move with the Florida Dietetic Association.

 


2011 FDA Educational Session
Dreams to Reality: Build a Booming Private Practice & Corporate
Wellness Business
.
Faye Berger Mitchell, RD, LD
Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RD, LDN

Preventing Medical Errors.
Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA
Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA

Opening Session - Lifestyle Medicine. Edward “Eddie” Phillips, MD

The New Dietary Guidelines:
Putting Policy into Practice.

Amy Mobley, PhD, RD

Diagnosis and Management of
Food Allergies: New Guidelines.

J. Andrew Bird, MD

The Antioxidant Paradox.
Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD , FACN, FASN

Ethnic and Racial Influences
on Birth Outcomes.

Michael Lu, MD, MPH

Read It Before You Eat It.
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN

Nutrition and Wound Healing.
Joseph Molnar, MD, PhD

7 Tips to Successfully Brand
Your Business.

Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA

Opportunities Abound for
Nutrition Experts with
Kids Eat Right!

Katie Brown, EdD, RD, LD

Feeding the Critically Ill Patient
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, CNSD, LD

Portion Size Me.
James Painter, PhD, RD

Health Benefits of Wine.
Mary Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN

Biomedical & Health Informatics:
Making a Difference
With Information

William “Bill” Hersh, MD

The Gluten-Free Boom...
What’s the Buzz All About?

Peter HR Green, MD
Shelley Case, RD

Probiotics Through Life Stages.
Jo Ann Hattner, MPH, RD

Sign Me Up! Getting Credentialed
to Bill for Nutrition Services.

Milton Stokes, MPH, RD, CDN

Making Sense of Science.
Cindy Heroux, RD, LD/N
Tara Gidus, MS, RD, LD/N, CSSD

Drug - Supplement Interactions
and Nutrient Depletions.

Alan Agins, PhD

Hormones in Midlife:
A Matter of Balance

Cindy Geyer, MD
Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment
Cindy Hamilton, MS, RD, CNSD

Biochemistry of Protein as a
Nutritional Element of Chronic Disease.

Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RD, LD

Way Cool Tools: Social Media
and Web 2.0.

James Spellos, CMP

Family Mealtime: On and
Beyond the Table.

Georgia Kostas, MPH, RD, LD

Customizing the Interstitial
Cystitis Diet.

Julie Beyer, MA, RD

Become A Training Expert...
Make a Difference One Training
 Session at a Time.

Maureen Leugers, MBA, RD, CD

Understanding Molecular,
Physiological and Clinical Aspects
of Iron Metabolism; How It
Can Make A Difference

Mitchell Knutson, PhD

Magnesium and the
Metabolic Syndrome.

Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LD/N, FACSM

Advances in Bariatric Surgery
for the morbid obese.

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS

Spreading Your Nutrition Message
Cooking Demos that Dazzle
.
Michelle Dudash, RD

Diabetes Research at Work Today;
Future Directions in Research.

Della Matheson, RN, CDE
Jennifer Marks, MD, FACP, FACE


Strong Bodies, Smart Minds:
Making a Difference in Schools
to Prevent Childhood Obesity,
Promote Healthy Weights, and
Support Academic Success.

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD


How to Eat Mindfully in a
Mindless Eating World.

Susan Albers, Psy.D

Meeting the Needs of Today
and Tomorrow through
Improved Agricultural Practices.

Daniel Goldstein, MD
William “Bill” Harris, PhD

Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating
Systems and Symbols.

Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc

Micronutrients and the Triage Theory:
How Deficiency is Linked to
Diseases of Aging

Joyce McCann, PhD

The Great Vitamin D Debate.
Glenville Jones, PhD
Reinhold Vieth, PhD

Teaching Nutrition: Best Practices
and Innovation in the Classroom

Joan Thompson, PhD
Jennifer Turley, PhD
 
To obtain additional information about the Florida Dietetic Association,
visit
www.eatrightflorida.org.

To learn more about the Dietetic and Nutrition Profession, visit the
American Dietetic Association website.
 
The presentation was prepared by Sandra Frank, Ed.D., RD, LDN
For information on customized presentations, contact recipenews@gmail.com
 
 

1 Background
Together We Can Change the World

Music: Together We Can Change the World
Song by: Rilee O'Neill and the African Youth Choir called SIFA
Website: Together We Can Change the World


Together We Can Change the World, Inc (TWCCTW) played a major role in bringing over an African Youth Choir called SIFA. All of the children are AIDS orphans. The goal was to raise money for the children to take back to Uganda in order to finish building their orphanage and to build new homes for them to live in.


This song speaks right to the heart of TWCCTW message to people everywhere. TWCCTW hopes "you choose to use this song as your own song of a personal commitment to make a difference in the world."

TWCCTW continues to raise and donate funds to build orphanages and help abused children around the world. To learn more or make a donation, visit Together We Can Change the World

Friday, July 22, 2011

Blogs and Videos by Dietitians: Week of July 21, 2011






Eat Right to Hydrate During Heat
Eating the right foods to stay hydrated in the
summer heat with registered dietitian Angela Lemond



Tips to help women curb cravings (WFTX-FOX Naples, FL)
Registered Dietitian Cheryl Forberg talks about healthy diet, supplement
and exercise tips to curb craving and have a well-balanced approach to wellness.
 

Relaxation Drinks
KETK spoke with Trinity Mother Frances Clinical Dietitian Tami Lawrence, RD-LD
and relaxation drink lovers about the possible negative effects.



Welcome to Sydney for ICD 2012 from
Princess Alexandra Hospital

The dietitians at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland, Australia, welcome you to Sydney for the International Congress of Dietetics in September 2012. The Dietitians Association of Australia is hosting the 16th ICD - and look forward to seeing you there!

For more information visit http://www.icd2012.com/ or follow at www.twitter.com/icd2012

Healthy snacks for kids
Gina Bucciferro, a clinical dietitian at Loyola University Medical Center,
provides tips on what snacks to give kids and how to build healthy habits with them.

Got Milk?
Registered Dietitian Sara Robbins joins Kristen (at kasa.com) to talk about
the new campaign: "Refuel With Chocolate Milk Tour." Sara talks about
the benefits of drinking Chocolate Milk and why it is a
great post-exercise recovery drink and offers ideas
for healthy snacks for balance in your diet.


Healthy Families BC: Sodium and Hypertension
Registered Dietitian Melodie Yong speaks to a cardiovascular surgeon
at St. Paul's Hospital on the connection between
sodium and hypertension.

Summer Smoothies
Life Time Fitness Registered Dietitian Lauren Floyd
shows you how to make a variety of great-tasting smoothies.


Brown Rice Tabbouleh - HealthyBites
Weis Markets Registered Dietitian Karen Buch shows you how to create
Middle Eastern-inspired side dish with this recipe for Brown Rice Tabbouleh.
Featured Recipe:
http://www.weismarkets.com/recipes-meals/recipes/Brown_Rice_Tabbouleh


Cool Summer Treats  
Korey Kealey of AMorning Show and dietitian Sue Mah
talk about treats that will cool you down this summer but still pack some nutrients.



Let's Move with the Florida Dietetic Association
The 76th Annual Florida Dietetic Association Celebration Dinner, July 19, 2011
After attending 3 days of amazing educational programs and poster sessions,
viewing exhibits and tasting new products, we celebrated
Nutrition Experts - Making a Difference at the Member's Reception.
Seeing old friends, meeting new colleagues and celebrating -
"Let's Move" with FDA
 
 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

76th Florida Dietetic Association Annual Symposium
“Nutrition Experts - Making a Difference”
July 17 - 20, 2011

Over 600 Nutrition Experts from Florida and the National and International Scientific Communities will gather in South Florida at the Florida Dietetic Association 76th annual symposium. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa, July 17th to 20th.

This year there are over 30 educational sessions, including the "Great Vitamin D Debate", feeding kids, the current dietary guidelines, MyPlate, wound healing, and the latest on food and nutrition trends.

The theme, "Nutrition Experts - Making a Difference" showcases the expanding role of the dietitian in the community, medical field, education, media, business and government.

2011 Highlights
To view the complete Educational Sessions and Speakers,
visit
http://eatrightflorida.org

Media: For additional information, contact
Christine A. Stapell, MS, RD, LDN, Executive Director
Florida Dietetic Association
850-386-8850; cstapell@eatrightflorida.org

Sunday
Pre-convention Workshop:
Dreams to Reality: Build a Booming Private Practice & Corporate Wellness Business
Faye Berger Mitchell, RD, LD and Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RD, LDN
Sunday, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Preventing Medical Errors
Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA and Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA
Sunday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Opening Session - Lifestyle Medicine
Edward “Eddie” Phillips, MD
Sunday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Monday
The New Dietary Guidelines: Putting Policy into Practice.
Amy Mobley, PhD, RD
Monday, 8:30am to 9:30am

Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies: New Guidelines.
J. Andrew Bird, MD
Monday, 8:30am to 9:30am

The Antioxidant Paradox
Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD , FACN, FASN
Monday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Ethnic and Racial Influences on Birth Outcomes
Michael Lu, MD, MPH
Monday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Become A Training Expert... Make a Difference One Training Session at a Time
Maureen Leugers, MBA, RD, CD
Monday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Read It Before You Eat It.  
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN
Monday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Nutrition and Wound Healing.
Joseph Molnar, MD, PhD
Monday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

7 Tips to Successfully Brand Your Business
Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA
Monday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Opportunities Abound for Nutrition Experts with Kids Eat Right! 
Katie Brown, EdD, RD, LD
Monday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Feeding the Critically Ill Patient
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, CNSD, LD
Monday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Biomedical & Health Informatics: Making a Difference With Information
William “Bill” Hersh, MD
Monday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Gluten-Free Boom...What’s the Buzz All About?
Peter HR Green, MD and Shelley Case, RD
Monday, 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Sign Me Up! Getting Credentialed to Bill for Nutrition Services.
Milton Stokes, MPH, RD, CDN
Monday, 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Making Sense of Science.
Cindy Heroux, RD, LD/N and Tara Gidus, MS, RD, LD/N, CSSD
Media hype, celebrity endorsements and misleading marketing leaves millions of people drowning in a sea of confusion about nutrition, natural products and supplements.
Monday, 3:45pm to 5:15pm


Tuesday
Portion Size Me.
James Painter, PhD, RD
Tuesday, 7:00am - 8:00am

Drug - Supplement Interactions and Nutrient Depletions
Alan Agins, PhD
Tuesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment
Cindy Hamilton, MS, RD, CNSD
Tuesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Probiotics Through Life Stages.
Jo Ann Hattner, MPH, RD
Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Family Mealtime: On and Beyond the Table.
Georgia Kostas, MPH, RD, LD
Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Biochemistry of Protein as a Nutritional Element of Chronic Disease
Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RD, LD
Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Customizing the Interstitial Cystitis Diet.
Julie Beyer, MA, RD
Tuesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Understanding Molecular, Physiological and Clinical Aspects of Iron Metabolism
Mitchell Knutson, PhD
Tuesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Magnesium and the Metabolic Syndrome
Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LD/N, FACSM
Tuesday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Advances in Bariatric Surgery for the morbid obese.
Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS
Tuesday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Health Benefits of Wine.
Mary Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN
Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Spreading Your Nutrition Message Cooking Demos that Dazzle.
Michelle Dudash, RD
Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Diabetes Research at Work Today; Future Directions in Research
Della Matheson, RN, CDE and Jennifer Marks, MD, FACP, FACE
Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Wednesday
How to Eat Mindfully in a Mindless Eating World.
Susan Albers, Psy.D
Wednesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Meeting the Needs of Today and Tomorrow through Improved Agricultural Practices.
Daniel Goldstein, MD and William “Bill” Harris, PhD
Wednesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.
Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc
Wednesday, 9:45-10:45

Micronutrients and the Triage Theory: How Deficiency is Linked to Diseases of Aging
Joyce McCann, PhD
Wednesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Hormones in Midlife: A Matter of Balance
Cindy Geyer, MD
Wednesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Strong Bodies, Smart Minds: Making a Difference in Schools to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Promote Healthy Weights, and Support Academic Success. 
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
Wednesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Great Vitamin D Debate.
Glenville Jones, PhD and Reinhold Vieth, PhD
Wednesday, 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Teaching Nutrition: Best Practices and Innovation in the Classroom
Joan Thompson, PhD and Jennifer Turley, PhDWednesday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Don't miss this event!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blogs and Videos by Dietitians: Week of July 9, 2011



Food Cures: Lunch For Kids
Joy Bauer, RD


USDA Nutritional Guidelines
Replacing Food Pyramid
Lisa De Fazio, RD
 


Keep Foods Cold to Reduce
the Risk of Illness
Toby Smithson, RD

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America
Healthy Red, White, and Blue Foods




Red, White, and Blue Food Choices
Apples, Beets, Cayenne, Cherries, Cranberries, Guava, Kidney Beans, Papaya, Red Grapefruit, Pomegranates, Radicchio, Radishes, Raspberries, Red Bell Peppers, Red Cabbages, Red Chili Peppers, Red Corn, Red Currants, Red Grapes, Red Onions, Red Pears, Red Peppers, Red Plums, Red Potatoes, Red Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Watermelons
Cauliflower, Coconut, Garlic, Ginger, Green Onions, Scallions, Horseradish, Jicama, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Millet, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Quinoa, Shallots, Soy Products, Sunflower Seeds, Tofu, Turnips, White Beans, White Corn, White Sesame Seeds, Eggs, Milk
Blue Grapes, Blue Potatoes, Blueberries, Dried Plums, Plums, Eggplant, Blue Corn


American Flag Salad or Dessert
This refreshing Independence Day salad is made from strawberries, blueberries, cottage cheese, and Neufchatel (to make the stars using a pastry tip). Prepare in a rectangular serving pan or plate. To turn the salad into a healthy dessert, substitute low fat vanilla ice cream for the cottage cheese.

Jan Norris: Technical Assistance, Food Writer, Journalist and Editor








Friday, July 1, 2011

July Wellness News and Events

Current News, Resources and Events in Nutrition, Food, Health, Environment, Safety and Disability Rights. Encourages awareness and inspires ideas for Journalists, Educators, Consumers and Health Professionals. Wellness News is up-dated daily and includes weekly and daily events. To view the entire Newsletter online click here or subscribe to Wellness News by adding your email address to the link on the left.


July 2011 Featured Causes and Events


An Independence Day Tribute
 


 
National Blueberries Month
The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) is a non-profit agricultural association representing cultivated blueberry growers and marketers in the United State and Canada. The NABC as established in 1965 and its members currently represent approximately 70% of the North American cultivated blueberry crop




National Ice Cream Month
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. 
The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2011, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 17th.



NRPA encourages recreation facilities and parks across the country to kick-off summer programs, promote outdoor physical recreation, and pull together volunteers to make their outdoor space a thriving center of community activity.

This year’s theme is “Rock Your Park.” NRPA is encouraging members, agencies, and citizens to plan events and initiatives that remind local decision makers and the community of the exciting and vital role parks and recreation play in the lives of Americans.



National Grilling Month
Grilling is applying food directly to the heat and flame of a grill. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a fact sheet on Grilling and Food Safety. Armed with the fact sheet, you can enjoy many delicious, healthy and safe meals.




July 17th - 20th, 2011 Florida Dietetic Association Annual Symposium: Nutrition Experts “Making a Difference”

The Florida Dietetic Association Board, Executive Director and headquarters staff are proud to extend an invitation to attend the 76th annual symposium at the Hyatt Regency
Bonaventure. 

The FDA annual symposium is always planned with an eye for emerging trends, understanding controversies, and offering a wide-spectrum of educational opportunities. This year there is over 30 educational sessions, including the “Great Vitamin D Debate”, biochemistry of protein to informatics, wound healing, feeding kids, and the latest on dietary guidelines and trends. There will be 80+ vendors providing valuable information and exciting new products.


Join us as we gather in southeast Florida for  diverse educational sessions lead by nationally-recognized speakers in a setting that offers the best of what Florida has to offer.



































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