Lori Zanteson Freelance Food & Health Writer

Environmental Nutrition: Rhubarb's Not a Vegetable
Rhubarb has been used in folk healing for centuries, and it continues to be one of the most widely used plants in Chinese medicine today. While it was thought to possess health attributes, specifically for the digestive system, rhubarb wasn’t cultivated for food until the 18th century in America.

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Is the World of Dietetics Getting a Makeover?
Nutrition professionals are all abuzz about the new name changes of the ADA and the DMA. Will this have an impact on the dietetics community, or will the playing field remain the same? January holds the promise of a new year, which often brings exciting changes and new beginnings. This is certainly true of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Dietary Managers Association (DMA), which are ringing in the year with changes that will have a historic impact on the dietetics community. Effective this month, the ADA becomes the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) and the DMA becomes the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP).

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