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Why RDNs Need to Know about Physical Activity

JAND Editor-in-Chief Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND talks with Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, FASCM, emeritus professor at Oregon State University about the Physical Activity Toolkit for RDNs, a collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine® initiative. Manore, one of the authors/developers of the toolkit, discusses the importance of physical activity knowledge for registered dietitian nutritionists, the development of the toolkit, and how food and nutrition practitioners can collaborate with sports medicine professionals.


Nicole Larson

Study lead Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN, talks about a University of Minnesota School of Public Health study that found one-third of emerging adults (18-29 years of age) surveyed experienced food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic and a disproportionately high prevalence of food insecurity and food insufficiency among those living with children and who identified as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color. The findings show an urgent need for research to address how the processes of racism that are embedded in the policies and practices of society and institutions are directly contributing to food insecurity. — read the featured article in the Journal.

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Lead author Michelle Barrack and principal investigator Adam S. Tenforde discuss the first investigation into the prevalence of dietary supplement and sport food use in male and female middle school-aged runners. Researchers found that almost half the study participants used these products on two or more days a week during the prior year. — read the featured article in the Journal.

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Teens running outdoors.

Prior weight loss, history of bone stress injury, and eating behaviors associated with dietary supplement use in preadolescent endurance runners

Middle school-aged runners who skip meals, experience weight loss in the past year, or follow a vegetarian diet exhibit higher supplement use, researchers report in a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the premier source for the practice and science of food, nutrition, and dietetics. The monthly, peer-reviewed journal presents original articles prepared by scholars and practitioners and is the most widely read professional publication in the field. The Journal focuses on advancing professional knowledge across the range of research and practice issues such as: nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, foodservice systems, leadership and management, and dietetics education.

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