Healthcare Professionals Newsletter, February 2021

February 9, 2021

Introducing The Orgain Nutrition Advisory Board

We are pleased to share with you the launch of the Orgain Nutrition Advisory Board — an exclusive and diverse group of respected, knowledgeable nutrition professionals and thought leaders. We’re excited to partner with them and leverage their perspectives, guidance, expertise and insights on Orgain’s initiatives pertaining to health and wellness.

In an effort to create a successful and well-rounded Advisory Board, each member was carefully selected to represent specific areas of expertise where Orgain products are commonly used including diabetes, gastroenterology, oncology, weight management, sport nutrition, pediatrics and general health and wellness. With diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, our Board members will share key insights, focused input and recommendations from different views and skill sets.

While our advisors will be working with us collaboratively behind-the-scenes, on select occasions you may find them interacting with Ambassadors in the private Orgain Healthcare Ambassador Collective Facebook group, lending their expertise in Orgain’s monthly newsletters, or as presenters in Orgain’s Professional Education Webinar Series and more. We look forward to having you get to know them and are glad to have them join our efforts to promote good, clean nutrition.

Please join us in welcoming The Orgain Nutrition Advisory Board!

Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDCES

Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDCES

Laura has specialized in the treatment of obesity and diabetes for over a decade. She is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. She has worked from coast to coast in the inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth settings as both a clinician and a manager. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Nutrition Sciences, completed her dietetic internship at Mayo Clinic Florida, received an MS in Health Communication from Boston University and is proficient in Spanish. She has presented at conferences around the world and has published articles in scientific journals and consumer-focused magazines. Her upcoming events can be found on her website.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“I am a flying trapeze artist! I developed a trapeze trick nicknamed the ‘fifty cent roll’.”

Jill Castle, MS, RDN

Jill Castle, MS, RDN

Jill is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill inspires audiences to think differently about feeding kids.

A sought-after speaker, advisor, and media contributor, Jill has inspired TEDx and a range of audiences. Jill serves on the Board of Advisors of Parents Magazine and is the nutrition advisor to a handful of privately held nutrition companies. 

She is the creator of TheNourishedChild.com, a parent nutrition education website and author of several books, including The Smart Mom’s Guide series, Eat Like a Champion, Try New Food, and co-author of Fearless Feeding. She pens The Nourished Child blog and interviews experts on her podcast of the same name.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“I’m an avid golfer!”

Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CPT

Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CPT

Charlotte is a nationally-recognized media dietitian, writer, and owner of Shaped by Charlotte, LLC. It is her mission to educate, inspire, and empower others to shape their eating habits and relationship with food. Charlotte’s philosophy as a dietitian champions fact over fad. Her evidence-based approach focuses on clearing the noise and teaching flexible, sustainable eating and behavioral habits.

Charlotte takes the stress out of healthy eating by making food and nutrition uncomplicated. She busts common nutrition myths and shares nutritious recipes on her food-focused Instagram feed (@shapedbycharlotte) and website, as well as on local television and national digital outlets.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself:
“I am fluent in French.” 

Andrea Mathis, MA, RDN, LD

Andrea Mathis, MA, RDN, LD

Andrea is an Alabama-based registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of the healthy food blogs, Beautiful Eats & Things, and Little Eats & Things where she shares beautiful and delicious healthy recipes. After completing her graduate studies at the University of Alabama, she worked in healthcare settings including clinical, public health, and long-term care. Andrea believes in achieving optimal health by incorporating healthier eating habits into your lifestyle and making healthy eating fun! When she’s not running after her two toddlers, she enjoys creating content to encourage self-love and promote body positivity. You can also find her nutrition recommendations in media outlets such as Well+Good and Livestrong.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“One interesting fact about me is that I love to collect cookbooks. I’ve been collecting them since I was a little kid!”

Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDCES, CPT

Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDCES, CPT

Erin is a nationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert who shows busy moms how to make time for health even when they feel like they have no time for themselves. She owns a private nutrition practice and is the author of multiple publications including the “2 Day Diabetes Diet,”, “Love Your Age”, and the “Belly Fat Diet For Dummies.” Erin regularly contributes to outlets including Parade, EverydayHealth and has made appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors.” As a busy mom of three, Erin shares nutrition tips and recipes on her blog and social media channels “Healthy Mom, Happy Family.”

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a stunt double and a gymnastics coach, but then I fell in love with nutrition so here I am.”

Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

Scott is a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Named the Dallas Cowboys’ Director of Sports Performance leading into the 2016 season, Scott works closely with both athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches in developing player-specific nutrition and recovery plans. Prior to his current role, he served as a board member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association for seven years and subsequently worked as the sports dietitian at Auburn University, where he oversaw the nutrition needs of the athletes of 21 varsity sports. Amongst Scott’s many accolades, he holds a B.S. in Dietetics from Ball State University, M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Kentucky and an M.S. in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. Follow Scott on Twitter.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“I have hang-glided in Switzerland and sky-dived in New Zealand.”

Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO

Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO

Alison is a registered dietitian and board-certified in oncology nutrition. After developing an oncology nutrition program at an academic cancer center, Alison created Wholesome LLC, her private nutrition practice. Her passion for nutrition and healthy lifestyle is obvious in her work, her care for her clients, and her desire to always keep learning. Although Alison is board-certified in oncology nutrition, she is multi-passionate in nutrition and her expertise goes beyond cancer and involves helping others with the management of chronic diseases with a focus on a whole food, plant-based diet. Alison frequently shares her nutrition expertise and personal experiences with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as an expert podcast guest and speaker.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“My husband and I traveled to Antarctica in 2010 and it was an experience of a lifetime!”

Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CPT

Colleen Webb, MS, RDN

Colleen is a registered dietitian nutritionist in private practice with 10+ years of experience counseling patients with complex gastrointestinal conditions. She specializes in nutrition therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She created the nutrition program at the Jill Roberts Center for IBD at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and she is a cofounder of  Wellness By Food, an online nutrition resource for people with IBD. Colleen is an adjunct professor at New York University where she teaches the “Diseased Gut” course for graduate students.

One fun or interesting fact about yourself
“I was a contestant on Cash Cab. Before you ask, I didn’t win, but it got me a cameo on the show Parenthood.”

Science Based Brief

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 cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers, are a major public health problem. Its guidance is designed to focus on dietary patterns throughout the lifespan — now providing recommendations from infancy through older adulthood. The Dietary Guidelines recommend four major principles to help Americans achieve a healthy dietary pattern:

1. Follow a healthy dietary pattern at every life stage.

2. Customize and enjoy nutrient-dense food and beverage choices to reflect personal preferences, cultural traditions, and budgetary considerations.

3. Focus on meeting food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages and stay within calorie limits.

4. Limit foods and beverages higher in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium, and limit alcoholic beverages.

Throughout the guidelines, there are important considerations to make when choosing protein supplements. The guidelines state that “healthy dietary patterns include a variety of protein foods in nutrient-dense forms”. About 75% of American meet or exceed the recommendation for meats, poultry and eggs, while more than half do not meet the recommended amounts for nuts, seeds and soy products. Overall, the guidelines state that shifts are needed within the protein foods group to add greater variety among the protein subgroups. This is just one of the many aspects of the guidelines that support plant-forward food and beverage choices.

Special considerations for adults ages 60 and older are also highlighted in the guidelines with a focus on protein intake. Since older adults are at a greater risk for sarcopenia, it is important for this population to consume enough protein to help prevent muscle loss. According to the guidelines, “adults over 80 years, non-Hispanic Asians, and women are at the highest risk for reduced bone mass and muscle strength.” Furthermore, 20% of older adults have reduced muscle strength. About fifty percent of women and 30% of men over the age of 71 are not consuming the recommended amounts of protein. Most older adults are consuming enough meat, poultry and eggs, but other foods like dairy, beans, peas and lentils are under-consumed. This is another area that plant-based options are underconsumed and Americans would benefit from more plant-forward choices. These protein subgroups are important areas for older adults to focus on to help meet their protein needs and prevent age-related muscle loss. “Orgain products can play a valuable role in helping older adults better meet their protein needs from underconsumed protein subgroups like dairy and pea proteins” says Stephanie S. Hodges, MS, MPH, RDN, nutrition policy consultant and founder of The Nourished Principles. “Dairy and plant-based protein powders and shakes are easy and appetizing ways to incorporate more protein to help prevent muscle loss.”

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting foods and beverages high in added sugars as a guiding principle. They advise that no more than 10% of calories per day should be from added sugars for those over the age of two. Children under the age of two should avoid foods and beverages with added sugar. While the guidelines recommend minimizing added sugar in the diet, they do acknowledge that small amounts of sugar can be added to nutrient-dense foods and beverages to help Americans meet food group recommendations, but foods and beverages high in added sugar should be limited.

Orgain’s unique product formulations focus on good, clean nutrition and deliver delicious products with minimal amounts of added sugar. Orgain’s Organic Plant-Based Protein Powders, Nutritional Shakes, Protein Bars and Protein Pancake Mixes are simple, delicious, and nutrient-dense options to help patients and clients make plant-forward choices by introducing more plant proteins into their diet.

Your work directly with the consumers is essential for translating these guidelines into practice to promote health and prevent chronic diseases. At Orgain, these guidelines are important to us as we continue to craft products that provide good, clean nutrition which helps Americans meet nutrition recommendations. To see the full array of Orgain products, please visit Orgain.com.

Click here to review the complete 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines.

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Reference:

U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. 9th Edition. December 2020. Available at DietaryGuidelines.gov

Healthcare Community

Share Your Opinion

In January, we asked Orgain’s Healthcare Ambassadors for their tips for overcoming COVID cooking fatigue. Here is what your colleagues had to say:

“I suggest a semi-homemade approach by finding a new ingredient that makes cooking a little bit easier while adding flavor, variety and nutrition. Squeezable ginger paste, frozen fruit and frozen zucchini noodles are just a few of my social distancing staples that help kick the cooking fatigue! Anyone else?” – Alexandra Oppenheimer Delvito, MS, RD

“So funny that you posted a crock pot recipe – that is my all time favorite way to batch cook. Beautiful tool – especially when you can be sequestered in your home and smell that amazing food cooking all day ” – Kristina Frederick

“Sharing recipes with friends and comparing notes” – Stephanie Stephens

We value the expertise of healthcare professionals and want to hear from you! Join the conversation and share your opinion in the Orgain Healthcare Ambassador Collective group on Facebook for a chance to be featured in next month’s newsletter!

Tell us your thoughts on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans! Any surprises?

Click here to weigh in with other Orgain Healthcare Ambassadors! If you haven’t already, request an Ambassador account, then join the private group on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!

Professional Education

Upcoming Orgain-Sponsored Live Webinars by Subject Matter Experts

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Meet Your Microbiome: Eating for Gut Health

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
February 18, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Pediatric Nutrition Breakthroughs: 5 Advances Every Practitioner Should Know

Jill Castle, MS, RDN

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
March 11, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Intermittent Fasting: A Novel Approach to Reduce the Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease or Just Another Diet Fad?

Kristin Hoddy, PhD, RD

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
April 22, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Food Truths, Trends and the Pandemic: Diet and Nutrition Trends Impacting Health

Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RDN, LD

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
June 10, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Recovery Nutrition for Athletes: Sifting Out the Science from the Sensationalism

Becca McConville, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, CEDRD-S

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
August 12, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Eating Like the World Depends On It (because it does…)

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
September 9, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Prescribing Wellness: Practitioner Steps for Patient Success.

Beryl Krinsky, MBA, MS, RD, LDN

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
October 7, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Individualizing Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes: Out with the Old, In with the New

Angela Manderfeld, MS, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and DTRs
November 11, 2021 at 2pm EDT

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Practitioner Testimonial

“Being a registered dietitian, I feel confident promoting your product. I feel good telling my allergy clients the standards you uphold with manufacturing. It is difficult to find nut free protein shakes that are healthy. Your products are clean and non modified.”

– Christina
Clinical Dietitian

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