Key Heart Health Guidelines Released in 2017
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Now that 2018 has arrived, New Year’s resolutions are a popular topic and, for many consumers, better heart health is a top priority. Good Fats 101™ is a great resource for nutrition professionals as you guide clients toward meeting their 2018 heart health goals. We help you stay up to date on research and current recommendations, including two important reports released in 2017.

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Help Your Clients Enjoy Healthy Fats During the Holidays
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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when we make the time to celebrate with family and friends. But because food is almost always part of these celebrations, healthy eating habits can easily take a back seat to the season’s festivities. At Good Fats 101™, we believe there is room in healthy eating plans to enjoy holiday favorites, but moderation is key. In addition to advising clients to be selective in their indulgences and practice portion control, the our tips can also help them enjoy the flavors of the season without compromising taste — or health.

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Fun and Good Fats 101 at FNCE® 2017
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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.

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Dietary Patterns, Fats and Healthy Brain Aging
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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.

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Canola Agriculture: Feeding Consumers’ Hunger for Food Origins
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Today’s consumer has a strong interest in how their food is grown and produced; in fact, the definition of health and wellness now goes beyond traditional topics such as fiber and fat type to include agriculture production methods and animal welfare. This requires registered dietitians and other health educators to become more knowledgeable about animal and planet health, presenting a total view of foods when guiding consumers to build healthy eating habits. Because food crops vary in how they are grown, we are sharing five interesting facts that will help you better understand canola agriculture.

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