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Celebrating Whole Grains Month

Make Half Your Grains Whole! The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend half the grains you eat be whole grains.  What is a whole grain?  Whole grains contain all three parts of a kernel – the bran, germ, and endosperm.  … Continue reading

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Did you know that the national average of breastfed infants at 6 months is 51.4%, but drops down to 29.2% at 12 months of age?  Idaho alone shows that 58.2% of infants are breastfed at 6 months while only 27.9% … Continue reading

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How to Get Your 9 a Day!

The recommended daily intake for fruits and vegetables is about 4-5 servings of each a day according to the American Heart Association3.This was a new change to the recently released dietary guidelines1.For most people; this is a tough goal to achieve. … Continue reading

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Protein in Older Adults

It is no secret that the American population is getting older. Currently, 1 in 8 adults are considered older, which is age 65 and up.1 The RDA for protein is 0.8 g/kg/day, which allows for an acceptable macronutrient distribution range … Continue reading

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Sodium

Sodium often gets a bad name, but it is an essential nutrient in your diet that has several health benefits that include: (4) Maintaining a proper balance of water and body fluids Regulating blood pressure and blood volume Maintaining proper function of nerves … Continue reading

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What’s the #1 Reason for Attending the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s State Meeting?

Happy Hour!  Why Do We Attend the Annual Meeting? Laura McKnight says, “The thing I look most forward to is seeing former students and catching up on their careers and families.“ Jaclyn St. John says, “I look forward to the … Continue reading

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National Preceptor Month

Since 2013 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has recognized April as National Preceptor Month. This month is dedicated not only to raise awareness of the need for preceptors, but also to thank the practitioners who go out of their way to … Continue reading

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