Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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120 S Riverside Plz, Ste 2190, Chicago, IL, 60606-3912
Distance: 202 Miles
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Provides nutrition information to the general public and is a professional organization for food and nutrition professionals.
Provides food and nutrition information written to be easy to understand.
* Food and its connection to chronic diseases
* Eating with food allergies, diabetes, celiac and other specific health conditions
* Nutrition advice for children, families and older adults
* Healthy weight and avoiding obesity
* Sports and exercise
* What to eat when expecting
* What to eat when traveling
* Family activities
* Eat Right nutrition tips sheets
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LH-2600.1740Dietitian/Nutritionist Referrals Definition
Programs that maintain lists of dietitians and nutritionists, and link individuals with qualified practitioners who can help them develop healthy eating habits and change their diet, if necessary, to manage their weight, reduce their cholesterol levels, lower their blood pressure, deal with diabetes or prevent and/or treat other health concerns.
LH-2700.6000-170Dietary Services Definition
Programs that provide information about how to plan and prepare meals for people who have special dietary requirements.
LH-2700.6000-300Healthy Eating Programs Definition
Programs that promote the benefits of healthy eating and encourage people of all ages to voluntarily adopt food choices and other food and nutrition-related behaviors that are conducive to health and well-being. People are encouraged to choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products while limiting their consumption of saturated fats, sodium and sugars, controlling their intake of alcohol and balancing their overall food intake with physical activity. The objective of many of these programs is to prevent obesity in children and adolescents and the increased risk of associated health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes that often persist during adulthood.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
TN-5000.1900Dietitian Associations Definition
Organizations whose members are registered dietitians who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in professional seminars and conferences, subscribing to medical journals and other publications, and taking advantage of other opportunities for continuing professional development. Many dietitian associations set standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members, accept and investigate complaints from the public regarding the practices of members and maintain referral services through which residents who require dietetic assistance are referred to members.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-3000.0360-800Specific Allergies Definition
Conditions in which the individual has an acquired hypersensitivity to a specific substance or related group of substances such as food, drugs, cosmetics, insect stings, latex and plants that normally do not cause a reaction. Allergic reactions include allergic conjunctivitis, asthma, eczema, hay fever, hives, sinusitis and anaphylaxis, a serious condition that is characterized by hives, difficulty breathing, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, circulatory collapse and death.
YF-3000.1580Celiac Disease Definition
An intestinal malabsorption syndrome that causes malnutrition and results in a wide variety of symptoms including abdominal pain and distention, diarrhea, constipation, anemia, bone and joint pain, depression and headaches.
A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.
Individuals who plan food and nutrition programs and supervise the preparation and serving of meals. They help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications such as the use of less salt for those with high blood pressure or the reduction of fat and sugar intake for those who are overweight. Dietitians manage food service systems for institutions such as hospitals and schools; provide dietetic and nutritional services for individuals served by public health clinics, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations or their own private practice; promote sound eating habits through education; and conduct research.
YZ-5850Nutrition Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of nutrition.