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04/21/20

Goals to Improve Global Health

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The EAT-Lancet Commission looks at the link between diet, human health, and environmental sustainability. These professionals from around the world published a 2019 report about final consumption (healthy diets) and production (sustainability). Per the report, more than 820 million people in the world still don’t have enough food, those eating lots of food are increasing their risk of morbidity and mortality, and global food production is a primary reason for climate change and environmental decline. The commission’s goal is that...

04/14/20

Food Additives from A-Z: A

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To clear up some of the mysteries behind common food additives, SAGE’s Registered Dietitians are explaining what they are and how they function. This part of our ongoing series covers a few common additives that start with A. Acesulfame potassium (acesulfame-K, Ace-K) This is one of the most common zero-calorie sweeteners. It’s about 200 times sweeter than sugar, and it’s as sweet as aspartame. Ace-K is often combined with other artificial sweeteners to create a flavor that’s closer to that...

04/02/20

The Power of Produce

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New nutrition trends pop up almost daily, but one thing that has never changed is the recommendation to eat more fruits and vegetables! Physicians, dietitians, and parents have repeated this message — and it’s supported by science. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consuming about 5 cups of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Yet most people fall short. Only 12% of adults and 40% of children regularly meet daily fruit recommendations, and only 9% of adults and...

03/26/20

From Our Dietitians: Replacing Eggs with Aquafaba

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When you use canned beans, you probably pour the liquid in the can down the drain. But did you know that you can use it in recipes? The liquid, called aquafaba, can function as an allergen-free, vegan egg replacer. Aquafaba is created when beans are cooked. As the beans cook, the starches absorb water, which makes them expand and then break down. As the starches break down, they release into the water along with a small amount of protein, sugars...

03/19/20

From Our Dietitians: The Snacking Trend

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Snacking, or consuming food between “typical” meals, has continued to grow in popularity over the years, with people turning more and more to smaller, more frequent meals. According to 2019 research from the International Food Information Council Foundation, 57% of those surveyed reported snacking at least once daily, with 97% snacking at least once weekly. As nearly everyone joins in on the snacking trend, let’s look at some of the reasons to snack — one of the biggest is hunger...

03/12/20

From Our Dietitians: An RDN’s Role at SAGE

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who work in many settings, including healthcare, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, public health, education, research, and food-related businesses — including SAGE! Did you know that there are four Dietitians working for SAGE? Our Dietitians specialize in food allergy management, eating disorder prevention, and nutrition education — and they use these skills to delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Let’s take a look at the role of our Registered Dietitians. In...

03/05/20

From Our Dietitians: Supporting Your Immune System

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Protein; vitamins A, C, and E; zinc; and probiotics are some of the many nutrients that come together to support the immune system. To get these nutrients: Eat a balanced diet of proteins (meat, seafood, eggs, beans, and peas), carbohydrates (especially whole grains), and fats (especially in seeds and oils). Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables in different colors. Try to include a fruit or vegetable at every meal or snack. Add in some fermented foods and drinks, such...

03/03/20

From Our Dietitians: National Nutrition Month

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What Does It Mean to Eat Right, Bite by Bite? March is our Dietitians’ favorite month because it’s National Nutrition Month®! Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics selects a theme that reinforces what nutrition professionals focus on when educating the public, including making informed food choices, selecting nourishing foods, and incorporating movement and exercise into daily life when appropriate. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. Check out what this theme means to each of SAGE’s...

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