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How are you celebrating National Nutrition Month?

A. Volunteering your services (at a school, food bank)

B. Connecting with media to promote healthy eating

C. Sponsoring healthy events in the community

D. Sharing daily recipes and tips with clients, coworkers

E. Other

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In the April issue

The caveman diet and the evolution of nutrition

New research on satiety

Big fitness trends in 2009

Eating for energy and motivation

The current state of food banks
Continuing Education

Learn about caffeine as an ergogenic aid in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the “Today’s CPE” article, take the 10-question online test, and earn two CPEUs! Click here for details.


The Truth About Transfat
Editor’s E-Note

National Nutrition Month is upon us, and although it may not be as widely recognized as American Heart Month or other specially designated times of the year, it’s just as important. After all, what other factors play a bigger role in determining healthy outcomes than nutrition and lifestyle?

Go ahead and celebrate—this month is about you!

Meanwhile, enjoy the March edition of our e-newsletter. Notice that we’ve made some changes, including adding an “Other Nutrition News” section, which provides you the opportunity to read up on nutrition headlines from various news outlets. Take a peek and send your feedback to

Multivitamins are useful for those who do not get enough essential nutrients from diet alone, since they can fill in the gaps and help consumers avoid deficiencies. However, women hoping to prevent disease with vitamin use may be disappointed. Read our E-News Exclusive about these supplements’ effect on cancer and heart disease.

Check out our March print issue for features on increasing diversity in dietetics, downsizing grocery stores for consumer convenience, and the nutritional power of indigenous diets.

— Heather W. Gurk, editor

E-News Exclusive

Study: Multivitamins Have No Impact on Cancer or Heart Disease Risk in Postmenopausal Women

The largest study of its kind concludes that long-term multivitamin use has no impact on the risk of common cancers, cardiovascular disease, or overall mortality in postmenopausal women. The results of the Women’s Health Initiative study, led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.


Field Notes

Study Ties Vitamin D to Muscle Power in Adolescent Girls

Vitamin D is significantly associated with muscle power and force in adolescent girls, according to a study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Although vitamin D is naturally produced in the body through exposure to direct sunlight, vitamin D deficiency has become widely common in the United States. Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to have a significant negative impact on muscle and bone health and can lead to conditions such as osteoporosis and rickets.

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Job Openings

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Ask the Expert
Renew Now!

Have a dietetics-related question that you would like an expert to answer? E-mail and we may feature your query!

This month’s selection:
What is the difference between sea salt and regular iodized table salt? What effect do they have on blood pressure?

Neeta Kochhar, RD
Yorba Linda, Calif.

The most important factors in the difference between the two salts are their taste and texture. Sea salt comes from sodium chloride that is harvested from the sea and iodized table salt is mined from mineral deposits. Also, iodized table salt is very finely grained and often contains anticaking agents and, of course, added iodide. From a nutritional perspective, it is important to consider iodized salt’s fine grain; a single teaspoon contains more sodium than a tablespoon of sea salt because the sea salt crystals are larger. Since most home cooks use measuring spoons and don’t weight their salt, they will end up using less in their recipes.

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Gift Shop

March is National Nutrition Month, the perfect occasion to show your professional pride! Whether you’re searching for products for yourself or to give professional colleagues, finding quality nutrition -themed items like shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, mouse pads and more is easy and affordable on Today's Dietitian's online Gift Shop. Check out our secure online shop today or call toll-free 877-809-1659 for easy and fast ordering.

Other Nutrition News

Again, Court Sides With Calorie Posting Regulation
A panel denies the New York State Restaurant Association’s appeal and calorie posting continues, according to a New York Times report.

Cookbook Controversy
Some things never change. But the Los Angeles Times reports on a study that finds some recipes in staple cookbooks have morphed over the years—especially when it comes to their calorie counts.
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