As a health enthusiast, I treasure summer for its warmer temperatures, longer days, abundant farmer’s markets, fruit and herb-infused waters, and the yearly food and health survey from the International Food Information Council and Foundation (IFIC). So maybe I don’t hold the same level of enthusiasm for each of these summer treats, but I really do enjoy gathering more insights about consumers, and that’s why I look forward to the 2018 Food and Health Survey. Each year, I dig in to look for contradictions. I want to know what erroneous ideas consumers hold, so I can address them in my private practice and write and speak about them to my various audiences.
One more FNCE® is in the books! About 13,000 people took over Chicago for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ (FNCE®). This year marks the 100th anniversary of the organization, and attendees celebrated with receptions, photo opportunities, fanfare and meaningful conversations about the future of our profession. Omega-9 Oils and Good Fats 101 again hosted a booth at the show - keep reading for the show highlights.
As the population ages, we registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) increasingly meet with middle aged and older clients interested in living well for decades to come. Not only does this include physical health and well-being, but brain health and cognitive functioning as well. The MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) may have the potential to deliver. Find out more.