Rosanne is a registered dietitian with 30+ years of experience in clinical and outpatient nutrition, long-term care, teaching, and consulting. She's written textbook chapters and journal articles, and been quoted in magazines and newspapers, as well as authored and co-authored several diet and nutrition books. She has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she has held positions on the boards of Local, District, and National Nutrition and Dietetic Associations.
I don't think it's necessary to use genetics or nutrigenomics as a baseline for RDS and nutritionists just yet. Even when we get more definitive evidence, the key is still to modify behavior and make changes in diet. Transcript: "I'm going to hop in here and answer this question very briefly. Should all RDs and nutritionists start with genetics, nutrigenetics, or nutrigenomics, as it's called, as a baseline for their clients? First of all, I don't think this is necessary just yet. We really don't have enough definitive evidence and enough valid testing to really use this technology yet. I think an important thing to keep in mind as we move forward, because I do think this is going to have an impact on the future of medicine and nutrition care, but even when we get that information, perhaps we find out you metabolize a certain nutrient better or not as effectively and so forth, it still comes down to behavior. You still have to make changes in your diet, modify your behavior. That's my two cents so far."
To ensure children get the nutrition they need, make sure to offer them three meals and two snacks a day with a variety of foods. Balance the plate with some of their favorite foods, along with a fruit, vegetable, and source of protein. Don't forget to include two glasses of milk each day, including chocolate milk. Finally, don't restrict treats and encourage healthy eating habits without forcing them to eat. Transcript: "Hi there. What kind of strategies can be employed to ensure that children receive adequate nutrition? You want to make sure that they're being offered three meals a day and a couple of snacks because often children can't eat a lot at once. So those snacks are really important to feel nutrient, gaps. And the important thing is that you offer a variety at each meal or snack. It's normal for children to sort of have what we call Food Jags. They like certain food and that's all they want to eat. So if If your child likes things like toast or cereal or pasta or rice, what you want to do is balance the plate with a little bit of those foods and then include a fruit and vegetable and include a source of protein at every meal and don't underestimate two glasses of milk a day. Cow's milk is a nice nutrient package, research shows that children who drink milk every day have a higher diet quality than those who don't. And remember, you are also fostering good eating habits. It's not just about about nutrition when you're feeding young children offer a variety of foods but don't force the child to eat and don't withhold treats. I mentioned a glass of milk. Yes, chocolate milk is okay to a little bit of sugar can sometimes deliver a lot of nutrition. When it's paired with a nutrient dense food, like milk monitor, don't restrict."
Treat holidays as a couple of days, maintain a balanced diet, don't skip meals, include more fruits and vegetables at every meal, maintain your exercise routine, and normalize foods that you restrict on a regular basis. Transcript: "Tips for enjoying the holidays, but not over indulging. My first tip is to treat the holidays as the day don't treat the holidays, is a month-long everyday deal. It's a couple of days and then you probably have some special occasions, Gatherings parties, family gatherings friends work, Gatherings and that's fine. Maintain a balanced diet, don't skip meals, include more fruits and vegetables at every meal, maintain your exercise routine. Keep in mind that over indulging. Is sometimes a result of over restricting. If there are foods or food groups that you restrict on a regular basis, then when a special occasion comes around you can't get enough of them. So normalize those Foods on a regular basis. And then they lose their power on a special occasion."
The number one strategy for feeding an endurance athlete with Crohn's during training and racing is to manage the disease in general. This includes eating simple foods that are tolerated well and staying hydrated. Transcript: "What is a strategy for feeding an endurance athlete who has Crohn's during training and racing? Okay, first disclosing, I'm not a sports nutritionist. I'm not a sports dietitian. However, I am a registered dietitian and I have Crohn's disease. So, that's where I'm coming from. The first strategy would be to manage your disease because if you're not healthy and you're not absorbing nutrients properly, you're not going. To to meet your your goals. What does that mean? Well, if you have, if you're in remission, you want to stay in remission, and in terms of endurance, you need those carbs. So go for the ones that you tolerate. Well, you know, there's no one diet for Crohn's disease, it's very personalized, but those simple foods like bananas pasta, you know, breads that you can tolerate. Well, that can fuel, give you some carbs, Fig Newtons, unless you have any diverticula going on So the number one strategy is to manage your disease in general and of course hydration is also absolutely vital. It's not a full answer but I hope it helps."
Yes, an apple a day can help keep the doctor away. Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants which can help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels, promoting better overall health. Transcript: "Could an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I love this question. Certainly we have heard this phrase for Generations. Is it true? Well in many ways it is now certainly one food cannot completely overhaul your health or cure disease or anything like that. But apples are a good source of fiber and antioxidants, both substances that we generally need more of as a population in the u.s. and are substances that support Health apples have soluble fiber and soluble fiber is known to help regulate blood sugar and it can also help lower blood cholesterol levels. So indeed an apple a day may help keep the doctor away."2 apples a day may lower serum cholesterol & improve heart health
Fiber is not a vitamin or nutrient, but it is an important part of a healthy diet and helps with gut health, healthy stools, reducing risk of colon cancer, heart health, lowering cholesterol, and glucose control. Transcript: "Hi, is fiber considered a vitamin or a nutrient? The simple answer is no, it is neither a vitamin nor a nutrient, but it is a necessary part of a healthy diet. So while our bodies can't break down fiber and digest, it it does move through our body. It helps support gut health. It helps with normal healthy, stools. It helps reduce risk of colon cancer. It is supportive of heart health. It may help lower cholesterol. ER all for people with diabetes, dietary fiber is important because it helps slow down how quickly food is digested. So that helps with glucose control. Dietary fiber is an important component of the diet but it is not a nutrient."