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RD Urban Legends: The Craziest Stories Ever Told

RD Urban LegendsAs dietitians, we all hear crazy stories from our patients about the things they’ve been told regarding their health. Sometimes the things they say are so disturbing, we bottle them up inside and try, with all our might, to pretend like we never heard them say it. But, others are funny enough that we have to share with everyone around us! We’ve been compiling some of the favorites that we’ve heard from other dietitians so that we can share them with you here on the blog. Have you heard any of these?

  • “Bananas are the worst food you can eat because they have an enzyme in them that makes you fat!”
  • “I heard it’s not healthy to shake salt on my food, so I spoon it on instead.”
  • “I thought it’s not good for you to have fruit after 2 pm?”
  • Patient in a wheelchair, with 2 below-knee amputations was sucking down packets of mayo in the hospital cafeteria, telling people freely “I have diabetes and can’t eat carbs”.
  • This is not from patient, but from a pharmacist (not a technician either) “About 6-8 years ago, when we all were learning about Lipitor interaction and cautioned to not consume grapefruits.”The pharmacist said to not have grapefruit, but you can have grapefruit juice because juice is not the same thing.”
  • “Well I’m probably not going to lose much weight now because it’s winter time.  Your metabolism slows down because your body has to preserve the fat because it’s cold.”
  • Anything that begins with the phrase “But I heard on Dr. Oz…..”
  • “Clear colored soda doesn’t have any calories”
  • I had an MD tell me (on TV!) that eating a potato will “make you fat”
  • .”Don’t combine fruit with proteins when eating.  When you do this the fruit stays in your stomach longer and rots. Always eat fruit by itself.”

And the #1 urban legend goes to this gem of wisdom…

  • I replace all sugar in my recipes with brown sugar instead”, with the person thinking this now made them a whole grain

Because we all know that if it’s brown, it’s a whole grain… right? Thank you to everyone who shared your best RD Urban Legends with us! We got a kick out of reading all of them! Do you have any stories to add to this list? If so, please share them in the comments below or email us at info@ncescatalog.com. We could all use a good laugh today!

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For National Nutrition Month: 5 Reasons to Love (& Sometimes Hate) Your Dietitian

Girl with fruit saladMarch is such a big month for RD’s! Not only is it National Nutrition Month, the only month of the year that nutrition gets a big spotlight, it also hosts RD Day. So, in honor of such a big month for our profession and nutrition community, here’s a list of five reasons you should love (but will sometimes hate) your dietitian! When you’re done, take a minute to share your reason in the comments and to share this with all of your favorite RD’s too!

5) We’ll be your biggest fan and provide support when you need it most.

4) We often get to cook and/or workout for fun… and get paid for it.

3) We’re more likely to give chocolate, fruit & wine as gifts than anyone else you know.

2) We get giddy when we see new fruits and veggies in the store and will buy one just to try it!

1) Forget Iron Chef… we can whip out a healthy meal with as little as five ingredients. Anytime, Anywhere!

 

Happy National Nutrition Month and RD Day on March 11th, 2015!

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FREE POSTER for National Nutrition Month 2015

Available as a free download, you can print as many of these beautiful posters as you need! Hang them in your office, hand them out to patients, pass them out at health fairs… the possibilities are endless!

Click here to get your free download!

National Nutrition Month 2015 Free Poster

Dietitian Gift BoxesDon’t Forget National Nutrition Month Gift Boxes

Get your National Nutrition Month Gift Boxes now! With personalized messages, these boxes are great for dietitians, clients and doctors! Click here to see them all and order yours today. Only $6.95

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Who do you want to appreciate this National Nutrition Month?

National Nutrition Month is a great time to promote good nutrition to clients and patients! But, it’s also a great time to say Thank You to your co-workers, clientspatients and doctors who work hard to make the world a healthier place.

Save yourself a trip to the store and order a trendy, healthy snack-packed gift box for everyone you want to say Thank You to!

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The inside of each box is personalized with a message to fit the recipient!
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Happy New Year from NCES ~ Your Partner in Health and Nutrition Education

Good Morning and Happy 2015 from all of your friends at NCES! We’ve had an exciting year in 2014 and are looking forward to everything that 2015 has to offer! For almost 30 years, NCES has been proud to be a comprehensive provider of health and nutrition education products! As we look forward to 2015, we’re excited to continue our tradition and provide you with the best in patient education materials, teaching aids and professional resources!

Always remember that NCES is your partner in health and nutrition education. If you ever have trouble finding what you’re looking for or need help creating a new resource, reach out to us anytime at info@ncescatalog.com!

Cheers to a Happy & Healthy 2015! Happy New Year!

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The Best Gift for Every Health Enthusiast in 2014

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is just over a week away! That means it’s already time to start getting your holiday shopping done. The Christmas season is all about giving, and many of us take this to heart as our shopping list grows and grows each year. As dietitians, I know that many of you like to use this as a time to thank your clients and encourage them through this season. For others, you may just have a health enthusiast in your life that you find it hard to buy for.

Whoever it is you’ve got in mind, we’ve created the best gift for every health enthusiast in 2014 that will be a perfect fit for them! Our Healthy Holiday Gift Boxes are packed with dietitian approved treats and snacks that will make the health nut in your life jump for joy! Plus, each box includes a few tips for enjoying a healthy holiday season. We’ve created them in two different sizes to make sure we can meet any budget and pre-filled them with some of our favorite snacks so you don’t even have to think about it. But, if you have some specific items you want included, we can customize your box to include any snacks you’d like. Simply email us at info@ncescatalog.com or give us a call at 877.623.7266 to customize your gift box today.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect teacher’s gift or for your dance instructor, personal trainer, or dietitian, these Healthy Holiday Gift Boxes are a great fit and make your holiday shopping just a little easier. They’re also great for employee, co-worker and bosses gifts.

Check them out today! You can have them shipped to you to give as gifts. Or, you can put your recipients mailing address in and we can ship directly to them.

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The Most Nutritious Measuring Cups I’ve Ever Used

Up until now, you may have been under the impression that all measuring cups are created equal. I mean, a cup is a cup is a cup, right? The truth is that not all measuring cups are created equal. In fact, the ones we’ve been using offer more information on choosing healthy portions of body-fueling foods than most of us really ever thought was possible. Nutriportion Measuring Cups ™ are created from a flexible, easy-to-use material and highlight calories, carbohydrates and carb exchanges for many of your favorite foods based on the size of the cup you are using.

For the diabetes patient, Nutriportion Measuring Cups™ highlight the carbohydrates and carb exchanges for many of your favorite foods. Each of the four sides classify foods based on carbohydrate levels and group them together so you know how many carbs are in ¼, 1/3, ½ and 1 cup of each food, such as granola, rice or pasta.

For the health and nutrition conscious, Nutriportion Measuring Cups™ help you understand the calories in many of your favorite foods. With everyday foods like popcorn, beans, dried fruit and raw or cooked vegetables, monitoring and tracking your calorie intake is made simple with these measuring cups.

No matter your language, you’ll find Nutriportion Measuring Cups™ easy to read and understand. All of the helpful information on the measuring cups is in both English and Spanish. According to the CDC, Hispanic/Latino Americans are at a particularly high risk for Type 2 Diabetes. So, providing diabetes education and resources to this group within our population is particularly important.

Whether you are looking for a new set of measuring cups for your personal kitchen, or you’re a dietitian searching for the perfect resource for your patients, these measuring cups will not let you down. They’re the only ones I use in my kitchen for many reasons, including the ones listed above. Plus, they make great giveaways for your nutrition or diabetes programs. I can even say that I’ve been known to give these as gifts to friends and family members as well as door prizes at conferences and events. Wherever I’ve taken them, they’ve always been a hit!

NCES is proud to carry Nutriportion Measuring Cups™ online at NCEScatalog.com. For many years, these cups have flown off the shelves to individuals, as well as organizations purchasing them in large quantities. The video below offers a look at Nutriportion Measuring Cups™ in action and highlights what sets these outstanding measuring cups apart from the rest. Visit the Product Page to learn more and place your order today. Order now and you can still get them in plenty of time for your holiday shopping!