Tag Archives: nutrition

What does it take to become a Registered Dietitian?

Although the terms dietitian and nutritionist are commonly used interchangeably, there are important differences between the two. All Registered Dietitians are considered nutritionists, that is, someone who has studied nutrition; however, not all nutritionists can also call themselves dietitians. A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has […]

Full, Low, or Free — Which Fat is Right for Me?

Many people assume fat-free must mean the healthiest choice, but new research suggests it may not be that simple. While the word, “fat”, has been deemed the enemy of many diets, this macronutrient is not the adversary we once thought. Fat offers many benefits, including improved vitamin absorption, protection for the body’s organs, along with […]

Transparency of Trans Fat

Just last week, the FDA announced it will require food manufacturers to begin phasing out trans fat from foods, as it has been deemed a direct threat to health. Since 2006, it has been a requirement for product labels to indicate the presence of trans fat. However, based on new scientific evidence, the FDA issued a Federal Register notice announcing that partially […]