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Undocumented Documentary

Great documentary! I can’t say enough about Undocumented - the creation of Napster and the impact it had on the world of communication. It talks about not only file sharing music, but also one of the main reasons Shawn Fanning developed the program in the first place – to create a connec......
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Book Review: The Master Swith (Part 2)

The second part of the book takes on the topic of speech and innovation, and how 'information empires' impact them. During the early 1900's there was an information monopoly, meaning one entity controlled phone and radio. In this case, the monopoly was sanctioned by the government. But, ......
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Book Review: The Master Swith (Part 1)

A peer of mine, whom focuses in social media, suggested the book entitled, "The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires" by Tim Wu. My expectation was that the book would start by saying how the internet has changed the way people get and use information...because that is t......
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Hitting the Shelves

Hitting the Shelves

The demand for new, multi-purpose food and beverages continues, but do these new products keep the big picture in mind? Another question, does the consumer keep the big picture in mind?  Capri Sun Sport: Designed for active kids to stay hydrated.      Questions: Is th......
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Generational Differences: iGeneration

I love reading about generational differences, and the article entitled, “Navigating the Next Generation of Consumers” in the May 2017 issue of Beverage Industry provides a fresh look on the iGeneration, aka Generation Z. iGeneration includes those that are born between 1995 and 2007......
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Digitizing the Food Process

<span style='\"color:rgb(51,' 51,="" 51);="" font-family:arial,sans-serif;="" font-size:10pt\"="">From the May 2017 issue of Fast Company, the article “Panera on Demand” highlights how nearly a quarter of Panera’s sale......
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Food and Nutrition Promotion: Supermarket Shelves

In reference to the "Nutrition Action Healthletter," November 2016 issue that included the article "Rigged! Supermarket Shelves For Sale," this post discusses current supermarket shelf space realities and potential ways to modify the system to be friendly for more food companies.......
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Guest Post: Maintaining A Healthy Diet On Vacation

Guest Post: Maintaining A Healthy Diet On Vacation

About the Author: Cole Millen, is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.” Follow his blog at Cole’s Mill. Maintaining A Healthy Diet On Vacation You’ve done a grea......
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Summary: Spotlight on Nutrients in Milk

The below information is a summary of the “Impact on Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intakes From Eliminating Flavored Milk in Elementary Schools” article within Nutrition Today (May/June). Disclosure: This study was funded by the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP). Goal......
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Fat Shaming – Is It Right?

Our society tends to “fat shame” and associate higher body weight with laziness. Maybe that is a cause of our thoughts that weight is as simple as calories in and calories out with no other involved factors. While, in theory, weight may be as simple as this equation sounds, there are man......
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The Importance of Dietary Protein: From Overall Health to Blood Glucose Regulation

The Importance of Dietary Protein: From Overall Health to Blood Glucose Regulation Research demonstrates that dietary protein is important in maintaining overall health, body composition and weight, bone health and glucose homeostasis. Given the diverse roles of dietary protein, consumption of ad......
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The Future of Beverages (White Paper Summary)

I really enjoyed the “7 Key Changes the Beverage Industry Must Accept: The Future of Beverages” white paper developed by Brian Keating, Phil Lempert, Rob McCaleb, Ian McLean and James Tonkin. Below are some of the key takeaways that really spoke to me but if you ar......
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Fruit Juice Findings: Helpful Messaging About Misperceptions

A variety of dietitian platforms are currently promoting “The Whole Truth About 100% Fruit Juice” tool designed for health professionals, by health professionals. It is being described as “helpful messaging about misperceptions regarding 100% juice” and being pushed as tim......
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Creative Ways to Build Your Brand as a Nutrition Expert: Part One

Today, I am at the 2014 Illinois Academy Spring Assembly, “EVERYBODY EATS: Creative Ways to Build Your Brand as the Nutrition Expert,” and I am proud to share that the speakers have been impressive and motivating. Key highlights on the morning sessions are below; look forward to becoming......
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Creative Ways to Build Your Brand as a Nutrition Expert: Part Two

Building off the morning 2014 Illinois Academy Spring Assembly session blog post…   Steve Ritter, CEO and founder of Time Clock, presented on finding your passion, with key highlights including: Where to focus your efforts…when you invest in weakness you gradually impr......
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Wallet Conscious and Stress Free Ways To Lose Weight

Quick tips on how to set yourself up for weight loss success… Use Your Body: Use your body weight as resistance equipment while keeping all the bulk in your wallet. There are a variety of at home exercises you can perform that leverage your own body weight, including sit ups, push-ups, wal......
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The Weight of the Holidays

Preparing for the Holiday’s doesn’t have to be daunting, just take it day-by-day and one step at a time. For easy ideas on how to cut calories this holiday season, read “8 Surprisingly easy ways to cut calories this holiday season” from SheKnows blogger Jessica Padykula. ...
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The Start of Fitness and Nutrition Conversations

The Start of Fitness and Nutrition Conversations

This is my first “Fitness and Nutrition Conversations” blog post, so I would like to share a little about myself. While I am professionally a registered dietitian and personal trianer who focuses on nutrition and fitness communications, I am also a mom, wife, sister, aunt, cousin, fri......
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