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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.
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.
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.