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Creative Ways to Teach the Importance of Calcium (skeletons, Swiss cheese, doilies and tennis rackets) • Jean Bianchetto, RD, Consulting Dietitian in Ambulatory Nutrition at Boston Regional Medical Center, created a poster from foam core and staples empty packages of calcium-rich foods to it. Next to each package is...
 
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Susan Whiting, PhD, Professor and Head, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Canada has been studying the role of nutrition in osteoporosis and dietary factors affecting calcium utilization. Her studies have been published in the Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association, Nutrition...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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Chicago CartSmart Program Grows Chicago grocery stores are being transformed into nutrition classrooms, thanks to the efforts of the American Heart Association’s Chicago affiliate and a handful of talented dietitians. This yearlong community-based project has grown into a successful full-time program to influence how consumers think about food and what they purchase. CartSmart has been ... Supermarket Tour Ideas and Tips
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Supermarket LEAN Tips Shirley Strembel, MS, RD, has great tips and activities to better your awareness in the supermarket. The supermarket is a natural nutrition classroom. Instead of bogging consumers down with a whole lecture about nutrition, you can go from aisle to aisle showing them actual foods and inputting various tips to help them ... Supermarket Lean Tips
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Sherri Thibeaux, RD, CDE, Clinical Nutritionist from UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California, cautions her diabetic patients that sugar free is not carbohydrate free. Sugar alcohols such as mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and isomalt, are often used in products geared for people with diabetes millitus. Labels may claim that...