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Jun 05, 2012, 11:30 ET

Eatright Radio: Free Public Service Announcements Available From Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics

 The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals is launching EatRight Radio, a new online resource with free public...

Sep 24, 2011, 19:10 ET
American Dietetic Association Becomes Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Effective January 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/American Dietetic Association)

New Name, Same Commitment to Public's Nutritional Health: American Dietetic Association Becomes Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The American Dietetic Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, will change its name effective January...

Jun 13, 2011, 14:20 ET

From Beer to Brain Food, American Dietetic Association Website Offers Updated Nutrition and Health Information For Men

Attention men: Beer (consumed in moderation) can have health benefits. An article on links between beer and heart health is just part of a...

Mar 08, 2011, 12:05 ET
Reduce your risk of foodborne illness, visit www.HomeFoodSafety.org.  (PRNewsFoto/American Dietetic Association)

Home Food Safety Program Supports 2010 Dietary Guidelines' Focus on Food Safety as Part of a Healthy Eating Plan

Each year, about 76 million people get sick, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 die from foodborne illness. Ensuring food is safe to eat is -- a...

Feb 24, 2011, 13:09 ET
National Nutrition Month 2011 encourages all Americans to include a rainbow of foods at every meal and always "Eat Right with Color."  (PRNewsFoto/American Dietetic Association)

During National Nutrition Month® 2011 and Beyond, American Dietetic Association Encourages Everyone to 'Eat Right With Color'

Month-long campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits...

Feb 01, 2011, 09:00 ET

Dietary Guidelines: Urgent Prescription for an Unhealthy Public, Says American Dietetic Association

With a majority of the country's adults either overweight or obese, the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the first to address an...

Jan 19, 2011, 08:00 ET

Opportunities to Improve Nutritional Health of Youth Outlined in New Report By American Dietetic Association and Foundation

A new report from the American Dietetic Association and its Foundation reveals the current realities of kids' and families' eating and activity...

Nov 09, 2010, 11:00 ET

Nationwide Survey on Family Eating Behaviors and Physical Activity Reveals Positive Changes and Opportunities

In the midst of the childhood obesity epidemic and with a majority of American kids lacking the critical nutrients for healthy growth and...

Nov 08, 2010, 12:30 ET

American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods Offer Advice This Holiday Season on Safely Preparing and Reheating Foods in Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens are found in 90 percent of American kitchens. Because so many households use microwaves daily to prepare foods, especially during...

Nov 08, 2010, 12:00 ET

American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods Renew National Home Food Safety Program Educating Consumers on Safe Handling and Preparation of Food

Consumers looking for ways to save money… Older adults, some with weakened immune systems, moving in with family members instead of long-term...

Aug 06, 2010, 11:12 ET

Historic Achievement for Nation's Health: American Dietetic Association Commends Senate for Passing Child Nutrition Reauthorization

The American Dietetic Association commends the U.S. Senate for its bipartisan action Thursday, August 5, to reauthorize the nation's crucial child...

Mar 30, 2010, 13:27 ET

Diabetes Can Be Linked to Eye Problems - Patients Should Work With Appropriate Health Care Providers to Decrease Risks

For people with diabetes, proper nutrition can have a far-reaching effect on their health and wellness. They also have a higher risk of developing...

Jul 09, 2009, 07:00 ET

Statement by Registered Dietitian and American Dietetic Association President Jessie M. Pavlinac on Health Reform and Conservation of Natural Resources

In these amazing times, with real reform of the nation's health-care system a clear possibility, opportunities are endless for registered...

Jun 15, 2009, 13:53 ET

As President Speaks on Health Reform, American Dietetic Association Recommends Ways to Improve System, Reduce Costs, Optimize Health

Health-care costs in the United States continue to rise more rapidly than virtually any other. In the unique environment that now exists in...

Jun 10, 2009, 21:36 ET

Statement by American Dietetic Association Supporting Scientifically Valid, Informative Restaurant Labeling as Part of Health Reform

The following statement was issued Wednesday, June 10, by registered dietitian and American Dietetic Association President Jessie M. Pavlinac,...

Jun 10, 2009, 15:46 ET

More Than 9 in 10 Primary Care Physicians Say U.S. Health Care System Should Place Greater Emphasis on Nutrition to Manage Chronic Disease

Survey Conducted with American Dietetic Association Shows Lack of Reimbursement for Nutrition Services Is Key Barrier Ninety-six percent of...

Mar 26, 2009, 09:00 ET

Especially Among Children, Prevention is Key to Halting Obesity Epidemic, President of American Dietetic Association Tells Congressional Subcommittee

A focus on prevention of behaviors that lead to obesity and excess weight, as part of a national program of education, promotion, policy and...

Mar 11, 2009, 06:00 ET

A Registered Dietitian Can Help You Weather Economic Troubles Through Nutrition and Health, Says American Dietetic Association

In difficult economic times, when people's stress levels - both psychological and financial - increase, eating healthfully becomes more essential...

Feb 11, 2009, 08:00 ET

Registered Dietitians Can Do Much to Help Educate Americans and Eliminate Health Disparities in U.S., Says Former Surgeon General

Former U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu urged members of the American Dietetic Association to draw on their science-based nutrition...

Feb 04, 2009, 17:29 ET

American Dietetic Association Commends Congress and President for Passage of State Children's Health Insurance Legislation

The American Dietetic Association commended Congress and President Obama Wednesday, February 4, for enacting the State Children's Health Insurance...