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Minerals: Functions, Mechanisms, and Daily Needs – Study Videos for Dietetics Students

References The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Fact Sheets are great references for info about minerals: Potassium: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Potassium-HealthProfessional/#h7 Magnesium: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/#h7 Calcium: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/ Iron: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/ Two other articles we used in the videos: Magnesium and bone health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3775240/pdf/nutrients-05-03022.pdf Sodium and osteoporosis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4880174/

Diabetes & Mental Health

By: Matthew J. Jaime, RD This article is part of a series by Matthew J. Jaime, RD about the ways diabetes affects someone’s life. You can read more and learn how you can best support patients with diabetes here. As of July 9th, 2020, I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for 2,984 days.  I’ve lost …

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The Ultimate Guide to Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs)

What are DPGs? Dietetic practice groups (DPGs) are communities of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members based on professional interests. There are 26 DPGs spanning specialty areas from pediatrics to geriatrics, clinical nutrition to public health. In this guide, you can learn about what the DPGs offer, how to join, and why students can benefit …

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Funding for Diversity in Health Professions: What It Means for the Future of Dietetics

By Caroline Kohler Interested in policy? Check out our full series on policy initiatives in the field! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has joined with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in requesting that Congress set aside funding for universities that educate students of color who are pursuing careers as health …

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The HEROES Act: What It Is and Why It’s Important for Nutrition

By Caroline Kohler Interested in policy? Check out our full series on policy initiatives in the field! The “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” – also known as the HEROES Act (sometimes called “Heroes Act” in lower case, which is technically a misnomer) was introduced by Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) on May 12, …

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The MNT Act of 2020

The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020: What It Is, Where it Stands, and How to Take Action

By Caroline Kohler Interested in policy? Check out our full series on policy initiatives in the field! The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020 (the MNT Act) was introduced by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Peter King (D-NY), with help from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on May 22, 2020. Currently, the bill has …

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