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Oregon dietitians educate policy makers on food waste reduction

Every other year, the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts Oregon Legislative Day, where RDNs, NDTRs and dietetic interns across Oregon are invited to meet at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, OR meet with their legislators, communicate the role of RDN/NDTRs and advocate for nutrition-related policy. RDNs advocating for sustainable food systems Using their power in numbers, nutritionists from all over the state congregate for an educational session around public policy and the opportunity to meet with their…

Ultra-processed foods

There are processed foods and then there are ultra-processed foods. While this may sound like an arbitrary difference, it's quite important. The processing of foods is not innately negative. In fact, many processed foods are packed full of nutrients. Think crushed tomatoes in a can, frozen broccoli, or dried lentils. All of these foods are processed and still healthy. Ultra-processed foods are different. These foods have been processed so heavily that they are generally void of valuable nutrients. They typically…

Tossed Treasures – A Food Waste Infographic

Food waste sucks, but we all do it.  Luckily, there are easy and practical ways to reduce the amount of food we toss.  Check out this infographic that I co-created with Alice Henneman RDN, with financial support from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.  Read more about The Academy's fight against food waste, straight from the incredible president herself, Donna Martin RDN - here.      

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