Nutrition Basics 1

Nutrition information comes to us from many directions. I want to let you know about one reliable source: Food and Nutrition magazine. Food and Nutrition (FaN) is published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the largest group of dietetic professionals in the US. The Academy also publishes one of the prestigious scientific, nutrition journals, The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. AND is also the certification body for Registered Dietitians (RDs). Lately, AND added the word nutritionist to the RD credential, and some dietitians can opt to have the initials RDN attached to their name as a registered dietitian nutritionist. FaN provides a snapshot of the way many dietetic professionals see their work.

Dietetics and nutrition make up a vast field. Fan’s coverage is, therefore, wider than most of us might expect. Articles can range from, for example, the latest in how maple syrup is made on farms and the upcoming changes in the quality ratings that govern maple syrup labeling, to ethnic and religious foodways as well as the expected health topics.

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