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Conquering childhood obesity during the holidays

Alternative grains for a gluten-free diet

Nutritional supplements and diabetes

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Dining Out With Food Allergies? There’s an App for That
Now you can tell clients with food sensitivities that a new mobile app can help them locate restaurants that cater to their special dietary needs. Learn more »

Shopping Smart While Filling Your Cart
Clients can save more money, make better food choices, and keep up with the latest shopping trends with this new, free mobile app. Learn more »

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Delicious Fare for Vegetarian, Gluten-Sensitive Clients

If you have vegetarian clients who are also gluten intolerant, you’ve probably heard them complain about how challenging it is to find nutritious, tasty grab-’n’-go snacks and meals while dining out. The good news is that there’s a wide selection of gluten-free vegetarian meals and snacks they can make at home and order at their favorite restaurants.

In this month’s E-News Exclusive, dietetic professionals discuss the challenges vegetarian, gluten-sensitive clients face and give suggestions for nutritious foods they can eat at home and when they’re on the go. They provide names of well-known restaurants that cater to clients’ special needs and additional resources clients can tap for more information.

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E-News Exclusive
Food Choices Abound for Vegetarian Clients With Gluten Sensitivities
By Karen Appold

Clients who adhere to a strict vegetarian diet don’t always receive all the nutrients their bodies need. And when they’re vegetarian and gluten sensitive, getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals seems to be even more of a challenge.

Typical vegetarians rely on wheat and other whole grains to provide the proteins needed for normal cell growth and repair. But when they remove wheat-containing products and other grains such as rye and barley, they lower their intake of B-complex vitamins, iron, and fiber, says Anne Roland Lee, MSEd, RD, LD, director of nutritional services for Dr Schar USA, Inc.

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Field Notes
Childhood Obesity Task Force Must Focus on Treating Minority Children

The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, created by the president as part of the Let’s Move! campaign, aims to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation, returning the country to a rate of 5% obesity by 2030, which was the rate before childhood obesity first began to rise in the late 1970s.

In a recent University of Michigan (U-M) study, published online in Obesity Journal, researchers evaluated the balance of prevention and treatment required for achieving goals laid out by the task force’s May 2010 report.

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Other Nutrition News
Goody Bags Undermine Breast-Feeding
Hospitals that give away free formula to mothers of newborns are undermining a mother’s determination to breast-feed, reports USA Today.

The Buzz About Caffeine and Depression
According to the Los Angeles Times, although drinking four or more cups of coffee per day comes with its own negatives, women who consume that amount are less likely to become depressed.
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