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May 2011 Vol. 6 No. 5

How Much Would You Pay for 750 Patient Handouts? Free For You Here!

Message from Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LD/N, FAPWCA

Every day new people discover RD411.com. Last month, we reached new milestones in both number of visitors and number of pages downloaded. Thank you for relying on and trusting RD411.com. It always makes me happy when I get emails from excited colleagues who have saved time and effort by using the site. The best way to grow the profession as well as our own businesses is to share resources. The stronger each practitioner is, the more we can accomplish individually and collectively. I hope you will help me spread the word about RD411.com. I made a little video for you to share. This is my first experience with video so let me know what you think. Just click here to watch. Enjoy!

On other fronts, I am writing this message just before I depart for New York City. I will be speaking at a home care meeting. There are new opportunities in home care because hospitals will soon be monetarily penalized for certain 30-day readmissions. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act statute will penalize hospitals and integrated delivery systems with higher than expected readmission rates. They will focus initially on heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia with several other diagnoses following shortly. There are so many opportunities in the field of health care and dietetics! Yvette Quantz made her own video showcasing the breadth of the profession so if you need a jumpstart or a new direction, watch this upbeat video here.

If you have something to contribute to RD411.com or an idea on how to make the site better, please write me at Nancy@RD411.com.


The Mission of RD411.com

The more successful each individual dietitian or healthcare professional is, the more successful healthcare is as a whole. Think of RD411.com as your virtual assistant. The less time you spend reinventing the wheel, the more time you’ll have for your patients and clients – and yourself. You are welcome to download, modify, and distribute any materials you find on RD411.com for free. RD411.com is a peer-to-peer network. You are welcome to contribute to the site and share your best practices or any materials you have developed with your colleagues. Just email RD411Office@gmail.com.

Free Samples of New Fruit Punch Flavored Juven®

Juven® is a targeted therapeutic nutrition drink mix that contains arginine, glutamine and Revigor (source of HMB, an amino acid metabolite). These ingredients play an important role in building tissue. Building tissue is important to support repair of skin after injury, surgery, or wounds. It is now available in a delicious fruit punch flavor your patients will love. You can request your free patient starter kit complete with samples, brochures, coupons, and additional information about Juven® by clicking here.

Make Walnuts the Center of Your Mediterranean Diet

Celebrate Mediterranean Diet Month with California Walnuts. Walnuts are a traditional component in the Mediterranean diet, providing good polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Just one ounce of walnuts contains the highest omega-3 content (2.5g/oz) of any nut, as well as fiber (2g), protein (4g) and many antioxidants (3.68 mmol/28g).* In fact, Walnuts are a key ingredient in the landmark PREDIMED study: a multicenter, randomized, primary prevention trial of cardiovascular disease supported by the Spanish Health Ministry. For more information and to see the PREDIMED published research, please visit the Mediterranean Diet page on the California Walnuts website. In addition to their place in the Mediterranean diet, California Walnuts are a great part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle. Walnuts.org offers you many delicious Mediterranean Diet recipes such as the Sea Bass with Walnut Puree & Pea Sprout Salad and the Stuffed Peppers Filled with Bulger-Walnut Pilaf, or you can browse through an abundance of truly tasty recipes online.

* One ounce of walnuts provides 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat, including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid – the plant-based omega-3.

FREE Fiber Resources to Help Meet the 2010 Dietary Guideline for Americans

We believe food companies like Kellogg play an important role in helping people meet the Dietary Guidelines.  Kellogg has been improving the nutrition of our foods for some time, including areas called out by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

Fiber was called out as one of four nutrients Americans need more of in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recognize that whole grains vary in their fiber content and encourage people to use the nutrition label to find whole grain foods that are higher in dietary fiber. 

To help educate Americans on how to get more fiber into their diet, Kelloggs has developed free online fiber resources -- handouts, presentations and tools -- including our new fiber menu planner.  You can find these resources and more at Kelloggsnutrition.com. It’s just another "regular" day with Kelloggs!


Introducing SCAN’s 10 Simple Steps To Make Good Habits More Delicious: The Dietitian-Approved Guide to Applying the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans!

The Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association is proud to offer 10 Simple Steps to Make Good Habits More Delicious: The Dietitian-Approved Guide to Applying the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans!

Designed as a resource for use with consumers, the guide offers simple steps and tips that align with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Whether you’re working with individual clients, athletes, students, supermarket shoppers or the media, the guide can help consumers make better decisions when preparing meals, choosing ingredients, managing portions, stepping up their physical activity and more.

Packets containing 20 guides are available to registered dietitians at no charge. To order copies visit 10 Simple Steps to Make Good Habits More Delicious.


Tell us YOUR Great Big Whole Grain Idea and you could WIN!

Did you know? The Dietary Guidelines recommend including whole grain foods as part of a healthy diet, yet 95% of Americans aren’t eating enough whole grain.*
General Mills is helping to close that gap. General Mills Big G cereals....

  • Are America’s #1 source of whole grain at breakfast!
  • Provide America more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer. (At least 8 grams per serving. At least 48 grams recommended daily.)

How are you closing the whole grain consumption gap? Just go to www.bellinstitute.com/wholegrainidea and tell us what tips you give to your clients to help them incorporate whole grain foods into their day EVERY DAY! Share your idea and you could win either a wireless tablet computer or a trip to ADA’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) 2011! See Official Rules for details. 

* Whole Grain Intake Data from NHANES 2001-2004 as cited in the Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010


Have You Tried the New and Improved SOYJOY®

Freshly baked with whole soy and real fruit, gluten-free SOYJOY® bars contain only 130-140 calories and provide 4 grams of protein and 2-4 grams of fiber per bar. With flavors including Banana, Blueberry, Strawberry, Berry, Apple Walnut and Mango Coconut, both you and your patients can enjoy the taste and health benefits of SOYJOY® anytime of the day. Click here to learn more about soy and health.


Dreamfields Pasta—5 grams of fiber and traditional pasta taste
Added Fiber Promotes Digestive Health and Helps Reduce Appetite

With 5 grams of fiber per 1 cup cooked serving – similar to the fiber in whole wheat pasta – Dreamfields pasta helps patients with diabetes manage their blood glucose and increase their fiber intake. Much of the fiber in Dreamfields comes from inulin, a 100% natural prebiotic fiber. 

Along with the high fiber, Dreamfields has only 5 grams of digestible carbs plus the delicious taste and texture of traditional pasta. This means your patients do not need to give up the pasta they love!


New 5 Calorie Mister Helps Cut Calories FREE Gourmè Mist Cookbook download with your first wholesale order. Just click here!

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Gourmè Mist adds flavor to your food without the calories. Gourmè Mist is non-aerosol and all-natural and great for cooking, flavoring, and topping foods. Use Gourmè Mist as an alternative to salad dressings and marinades to save calories daily. Varieties include: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Canola Oil, Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Click here to learn more. Single serve packets coming soon!


Here Is What’s New This Month

Downloadable Slide Sets

Cancer: Nutritional Strategies for Managing Side Effects During Treatment 
Eating to Prevent Cancer 
Food Safety 
Making Sense of My Pyramid 
Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes With a Healthy Diet
Marathon Training 

New Resources

24-Hour Diet Recall 
Celiac Resources
Wine Allergy: Does it Exist?
Dysphagia: What Is Dysphagia? 
Ménière’s Disease and Diet
Stroke Prevention: Review of the New Guidelines
Whole-Grain Alternatives
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 
Breakfast Ideas for Winter
Eggs: Are They Good for You or Bad for You? 
Grilling and Picnic Tips: Guiltless Meats, Fish, and Vegetables 
Grilling and Picnic Tips: Satisfying Side Dishes 
Grilling and Picnic Tips: Drinks of the Season 
Grilling and Picnic Tips: Desirable Desserts 
Caffeine: Tips for Decreasing It Comfortably 
Caffeine: Why You Should Avoid It 
Weight Gain the Healthful Way 
Composting at Home: Going Green 
Depression/Anxiety and Nutrition: Good Food for a Good Mood 
Hair Loss and Diet 
Mental Health and Nutrition 
Weight Loss: One Pound at a Time 
Weight Watchers®: A Look at the New PointsPlus™ Plan 
5-Hour Energy®: Product Review 
Dietary Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Sjögren’s Syndrome


Want to Help a Busy Colleague?

RD411’s philosophy is simple – the more successful each individual dietitian is, the more successful the profession is as a whole. This is a community site and we welcome submissions, ideas, and suggestions from all colleagues and practitioners. If you have developed a great policy, a helpful form, or have another idea to share, contact Dr. Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LD/N at RD411Office@gmail.com. Our goal is to get you out of the office and back with patients or clients doing what you do best!