• By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • March 2, 2021

The Role of the Dietitian in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

By Christina LiPuma, RDN, LDN One of the things that initially attracted me to the practice of dietetics was the myriad of settings in which a dietitian can work and truly make an impact. As I progressed through my internship, one setting really blew me away–the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). After a one-week rotation, I […]


Baby eating cracker
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 27, 2021

Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Should You Worry?

By Jessica Bosworth, M.S. Recently the New York Times and other publications reported on toxic levels of heavy metals found in popular baby food brands. Because of widespread pollution, it is almost impossible to avoid consuming contaminated products, but does that mean the amount found in baby food is acceptable and unavoidable? The report summarizes […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • February 23, 2021

The Locavore Experiment: Understanding Food Environment and Culture

By Sinan Ozyemisci When we think about the ‘natural roots of our culture,’ what is it that comes to mind? Perhaps we often think about our family traditions, our ancestors, or maybe even all of the languages our great-grandparents spoke. But do we ever think of literal roots in the soil? Do we ever think […]


Enjoying meals is an important part of intuitive eating
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 16, 2021

Unlocking Intuitive Eating

By Katie Graham, MS, RD, LDN There is a “D” word dietitians cringe when hearing (no, not donuts), it is … DIETING (eek!).   When I mention the word “diet” in this case, I’m referring to a restrictive way of eating. Whether the diet is carbohydrate free, or smoothies only, or no eating after 7 pm, […]


Colorful vegetables on the counter.
  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 10, 2021

Plant-based Diet for Heart Health

By Felicia Porrazza, MDA, RDN, LDN, CPT, NBC-HWC Did you know that eating a plant-based diet may help to reduce your risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States? According to the CDC, “Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2021
  • February 3, 2021

Why Love Walnuts?

By Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND Crunchy, nutty, with satisfying flavor and texture, walnuts add to our healthful cooking and eating pleasure.  But did you know that eating walnuts are good for heart health?   Celebrating heart health this month, we’re reminded of the many ways we can enjoy walnuts throughout the year to […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • January 26, 2021

Nutrition Tips for the New Year from the PAND Blog

By Talia Follador, RDN, LDN January 2021 is almost to a close, which means everyone is one month into their New Year’s resolutions. Registered Dietitians and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered are your best resource for information and advice if you’re looking to change your diet this year (or any time). Both RDs and NDTRs […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • January 19, 2021

The Resolution Fizzle: How to Reflect on New Year Resolution’s Success

By Brittany Stoltzfus, RD, LDN The start of the New Year brings about a refreshing energy that inspires us to reflect on what we want the next year to look like. 2020 brought a new list of challenges, which made us all feel ready for a chance at a new chapter. After mulling over areas […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • January 18, 2021

Diversity & Inclusion Resources

By Aubrey Redd, MS; Diversity Task Force Co-Chair This year more than ever, diversity and inclusivity practices have taken the spotlight – and dietetics is no different! In the field of dietetics, more than 77% of RD’s are white non-Hispanic, leaving a crucially underserved and underrepresented demographic. That being said, the Academy of Nutrition & […]


  • By Talia Follador
  • In Uncategorized
  • January 13, 2021

Eating for Your Mental Health

By Sina D’Amico, RDN  It is no secret this past year has been filled with many unexpected circumstances. In fact, the American Psychological Association found that stress levels have increased by 67% in 2020 based on their annual Stress in America survey.1 This led us to get creative with at-home work, make new recipes and […]