Science-Based Briefs

Family Meal Planning

Rethink Family Meals: Tips & Strategies from Jill Castle, MS, RDN As families across the country gear up for the busy back-to-school season and parents rearrange schedules to accommodate new routines, planning and preparing sit-down family meals can seem like a daunting task. It’s...

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Nutrition and Brain Health

In recent years, the impact of nutrition on brain health has been one of active and ongoing research and development. From brain development, cognition, aging and disease states, the foods and eating patterns of individuals play an important role in the vital actions of development, growth...

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Nutrition Care in Cancer Treatment

In 2019, the World Health Organization estimated the worldwide incidence of cancer and found it to be the first or second leading cause of death before age 70 in more than 60% of the 183 countries examined. Around the world, the burden of cancer incidence is growing rapidly, with almost 10...

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The Role of Sweeteners in Weight Management

With a variety of sweeteners being widely present in foods, the role of non-nutritive sweeteners in weight management has been a controversial topic and point of research in recent years. It’s no secret that sweeteners typically contain calories and are used to enhance the flavor and sometimes...

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Modernization of Research: Precision Nutrition

What is the best way to eat to stay healthy? This is a difficult question to answer. Studies show that individuals have profound differences in response to eating patterns and risk for disease. ¹ The 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research ² details a multidimensional approach...

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Uncovering the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The year wouldn’t have been complete without the release of the much-anticipated 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The purpose of the guidelines is to promote health and help prevent chronic disease. The guidelines recognize that diet-related chronic diseases, including...

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Powering Up with Protein Powder

With many types of protein powders available, including whey, pea, brown rice and collagen, it’s important to understand the science-backed benefits of each in order to ensure one is adequately meeting their nutritional needs and able to make a well-informed decision about which protein powder...

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The Impact of Diet on the Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of different microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Both symbiotic and pathogenic microbiota coexist in healthy individuals; however an upset in this balance due to infection, prolonged antibiotic use or certain diets can make...

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