National Nutrition Month 2024: Journeying Beyond the Table 

National Nutrition Month 2024: Journeying Beyond the Table 

March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to inform the public about helpful eating choices and habits1. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month® is Beyond the Table2. This theme refers to the idea that our daily experience with food is much more than just…

The Rules Of Eating In A Black Household 

The Rules Of Eating In A Black Household 

Food holds a profound significance in the Black community. Food symbolizes resilience and a sense of community, and is the centerpiece for celebratory gatherings. Despite the rich culture that food embodies, there is a complex and often overlooked issue – eating disorders. These disorders, though prevalent, are frequently silenced and misunderstood, which creates a barrier…

Using Positive Food Language to Promote a Healthy Relationship with Food 

Using Positive Food Language to Promote a Healthy Relationship with Food 

What is Positive Food Language?  The words we choose to use hold a lot of power and meaning, and this sentiment rings true for how we describe food as well. Associating certain foods or eating behaviors as “bad” can perpetuate feelings of guilt or shame around what we eat1. Positive food language is an idea…

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

As of 2020, 80% of dieticians identify as white, 6% as Hispanic or Latino, 3% as Black, and 5% Asian (American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). This lack of diversity among dieticians has led to the dominance of Eurocentric messaging regarding certain foods and diets, as well as overall health. Nutrition guidelines often do not…