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Men in the Field of Nutrition

Young man

Men are a growing force in the field of nutrition.

Men in the Field of Nutrition

If you’re thinking about which profession you want to pursue, there are a lot of questions to ask yourself. One question might have to do with the ratio of men to women who will be working with you, side-by-side. Some professions are dominated by men, some are dominated by women, and some are about 50:50. The great thing is that what matters most is your passion, professional knowledge and skills. Gender is typically less important.

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Summer Fruits are Nutrition Superheroes and Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe

Summer Fruit Parfait

A summer parfait is fresh, tasty and good for you!

Summer Fruits are Nutrition Superheroes & Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe

If you’re like me, you look forward to the drippy, sweet, juicy fruits of summer.  They come in so many varieties from blackberries and blueberries to plums, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, and even figs. I can’t imagine not loving fresh, summer fruits and eating them every day. Can you?

Nutrition Superheroes

If you look at the nutrient density of summer fruits, you will see why I call them superheroes. They give us fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthier carbohydrates. Mostly because of their antioxidants like vitamins A and C, summer fruits help reduce inflammation in our bodies. And, summer fruits help strengthen our immune systems, too. You can’t beat that if you want to feel great and keep your heart healthy.

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A Sneak Peek into Food Industry

Food Research lab

Food research appeals to some nutrition scientists

Is Food Industry for Me?

One of the neat things about nutrition science is how it overlaps and intertwines with so many food-centric career options. One of these options is food industry – large and small – with a strong business twist, research technology angle, and consumer reach. Diving into food industry and learning the ins-and-outs can be a bit overwhelming, so let’s break it down and take one bite at a time.

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Find a Mentor this Spring

Mentor

Finding a mentor is finding a supporter, teacher, and a friend.

Find a Mentor this Spring

Spring is a time of the year when nature wakes up and everything turns green. It’s a season of new energy, more daylight hours, and warm sunshine. Taking on a new adventure in the spring is good for the spirit and keeps us moving forward. Finding a mentor may be your sweet-spot for ‘waking up’ to new possibilities this spring.

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Nutrition Month, Being a Nutrition Leader and Green Apple Salad Recipe

Girl with green apple

Try this easy green apple salad recipe for a healthy glow!

Nutrition Month, Being a Nutrition Leader & Green Apple Salad Recipe

Are you ready to celebrate a most important month of the year? March is when we celebrate National Nutrition Month and it’s a big deal for getting the word out about eating well! This public education campaign comes to us every year in March from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and for 2017 the theme is ‘Put Your Best Fork Forward.’ Why? Because every bite counts!

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Nutrition Pros Help Others Keep Their Hearts Healthy

Heart month

February is a month of the heart!

Happy Heart Month

May I be the first to wish everyone, Happy Heart Month! February is a month of the heart – from Valentine’s Day to Go Red for Women Day to dozens of American Heart Association Community Walks. Our childhood memories of February typically include exchanging Valentines at school as a way to our friends’ and teachers’ hearts. As adults, we begin to grasp the seriousness of heart disease when a family member or friend receives a diagnosis of an ailing heart.

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A New Year of Networking

Networking with food

Networking about food and nutrition is a blast!

Networking Know-How

Yes! It’s time for a fresh, new outlook on networking as we enter a fresh New Year. Why? Because the rewards of networking are so worth it  – like, for example, making new friends, learning about something that interests you, and figuring out your next step toward a meaningful career.
So, what is networking? Well, one word definitions of the word, network, include link, connect, and interact. So, how does this relate to the New Year and to Nutrition Science? Here’s how: For many of us, the thought of networking is scary. Can you relate to being at an office party or professional conference mixer and feeling awkward or blanking on something to say? Or, with an important interview or presentation on the horizon, have you ever suddenly lost all your confidence, in spite of being totally prepared? Getting interested in a career within Nutrition Science will put you in a position to link, connect and interact. And, even if your networking is a bit awkward and scary at first, there are ways to overcome this. Here’s an article about how to learn to love networking.

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Looking Ahead to a Fresh Plan for the New Year

New Year sparkler

The possibilities are endless for your nutrition science dream!

Looking Ahead and Planning

As I tell my nutrition clients, looking ahead and planning are key to their success with establishing healthier eating habits. Take breakfast. When you plan to eat an orange + bowl of oatmeal with drizzle of honey & walnuts + cup of yogurt + hot coffee or tea, and write it down, your chances of eating a nutritious breakfast are better. Take lunch. When you plan to enjoy a tuna salad & lettuce on whole wheat wrap + cucumber slices with hummus + apple or pear, and write it down, your chances of eating well at noon are better. Take dinner. When you plan to do an easy stir-fry meal at home with colorful snow peas, carrots and chicken or tofu, and write it down, your chances of eating a satisfying evening meal are better. Get my drift?

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