Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD
Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Today
Registered dietitians and community nutritionists have long understood that America’s nurses are essential allies in promoting nutritional health, and preventing and treating diet-related disease. Multidisciplinary collaboration is essential in providing best care and improving outcomes. It takes communication and teamwork to educate patients and the public, so they can make informed decisions about their nutrition and healthcare.
Those of us at Nutrition Today
are in the midst of celebrating Nutrition Month and want to share some of our favorite recent articles that our nursing colleagues may find useful as well. Here’s a sample, and please feel to drop by the Nutrition Today
website and download the articles listed below. Enjoy free access through May 31, 2018!
Healthy Eating Over the Lifetime
Mediterranean Diet and prevention of Chronic Diseases
Here’s an authoritative primer on the Mediterranean diet pattern and all its components.
Red Meat and Health: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Don’t miss this update on red meat and health, and its role in the diet.
Food Insecurity: It is More Common Than You Think, Recognizing It Can Improve the Care You Give
A case study is presented to demonstrate an approach to manage patients with food insecurity.
Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach
Read this excellent summary of the new thinking about responsive parenting and how mother and child interact in feeding.
Making the Case for Nutrition Screening in Older Adults in Primary Care
Identifying those at risk must be a priority.
Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Food Environment in Hospitals Contracting with a Food Service
Learn how nurses and dietitians can work together to help those working to make hospital food that both tastes good and is healthy.
Nutrition in Disease
Food Sensitivity versus Food Allergy
This primer on food sensitivity and allergy provides new information that is shaking up the field.
Nutrition for Persons Coping with Serious Mental Illness
Review nutritional counseling tips for those who work with these patients.
Heartburn: Lifestyle Modifications and Over-the-Counter Medications
Discover everything you need to know about heartburn and how to manage it.
Psyllium Is Superior to Wheat Dextrin for Lowering Elevated Serum Cholesterol
Different fibers have different physiological effects. This article explains how and why they differ.