• By Deanna R. Segrave-Daly
  • In 2017
  • July 19, 2017

Make Summer Barbecues Better For You

by Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN I have two goals for you to make your summer picnics and barbecues healthier: Try some new side dishes and practice good food safety. Nutritious Side Dishes Side dishes are a great way to pump up the nutrients and flavor for your party. Healthy and delicious side dishes can […]


  • By Deanna R. Segrave-Daly
  • In 2017
  • July 12, 2017

Seasonal Allergies and Nutrition

by Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND A simple Google Search can prove just about anything. Add a little bit of media sensation, word of mouth, or common belief and you can just about make anything seem the truth. But when something comes your way that could seem believable, what do you believe? There are […]


Healthy Travel for the Body and the Mind
  • By Deanna R. Segrave-Daly
  • In 2017
  • July 5, 2017

Healthy Travel for the Body and the Mind

by Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN When I am asked how to stay healthy while traveling, I know people are usually expecting me to respond with what to restrict so they do not gain weight. However, my first two responses are: Flexibility is part of a healthful diet Mental health is just as important […]


  • By Julie L. Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • June 28, 2017

8 tips for Cutting Back on Food Waste

by Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN The United States Department of Agriculture  (USDA) estimates that 30 – 40 percent of the food supply ends up as waste.  That translates to an estimated $161 billion dollars in food that ends up in landfills and millions of calories and nutrients lost, wasted money and increased methane gas emissions. […]


  • By Julie L. Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • June 25, 2017

What Membership Benefits Are you Missing Out On?

It’s never too late to join the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics with the best benefit being the PAND membership.  We welcome you in joining approximately 3,700 nutrition and dietetics professionals in Pennsylvania who are choosing to be actively engaged in moving our profession forward! Recently our PAND members received the following letter from our […]


  • By Julie L. Stefanski
  • In June
  • June 21, 2017

Why I Still Chose Dairy

By: Angie Dye, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN Telling people you are a Dietitian is a conversation starter. I have had hundreds of discussions with strangers at places like dinner parties, stand-up paddleboard trips and in lines at amusement parks regarding nutrition over the years. When people find out I’m a Dietitian, they usually have one […]


  • By Julie L. Stefanski
  • In June
  • June 13, 2017

Father’s Day: Focus on Family and Fun with a side of Food

By Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN I know a lot of fathers, how about you?  The fathers that I know have varying ideas of what Father’s Day is all about and how it should be celebrated.  For instance, my own father prefers to act like the day doesn’t exist while the father of my child […]


  • By Clancy C. Harrison
  • In 2017
  • June 6, 2017

20 Nutrition Messages to Inspire You to Live a Healthy Life

Food should be fun, not complicated or stressful. Every week you can find the latest list of foods you should never eat; the next hot superfood trend to prevent disease; the promotion of a new diet for radical weight loss; or a social media food scare calling a particular food poisonous. If you are caught in a whirlwind […]


  • By Julie L. Stefanski
  • In Uncategorized
  • May 30, 2017

Ability for LTC RDNs to Write Orders is Approved. Take Your Next Step!

The PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pleased to announce that the CMS Long Term Rule Change regarding delegated dietitian diet order writing has been approved for implementation in LTC facilities in Pennsylvania.  Our partners, The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing, The Pennsylvania Medical Society, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, and The Pennsylvania […]


  • By Clancy C. Harrison
  • In 2017
  • May 24, 2017

Could Your Diet Contribute to Your Asthma Symptoms?

by Kelly Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN I’ve had asthma since toddler-age and don’t remember a time in my life without it. I have spent nights in the hospital due to my attacks and for years had to use my nebulizer every four hours every day. While for many people asthma symptoms can decline with age, […]


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