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Eight Must-Read Resources for Registered Dietitians

Eight Must-Read Resources for Registered Dietitians

October 30, 2018

There’s a lot of conflicting information floating around out there on the internet. How do you know what’s true and what’s “fake news”? Finding reliable sources is more important than ever — especially when it comes to weight loss, nutrition and overall health and wellness. Read on for a roundup of eight trustworthy resources used by the Rational Foods team.

1. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD)

The official journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, SOARD is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles pertaining to techniques for treating severe obesity, including bariatric research studies on the effects of weight loss surgery on physical, mental and emotional comorbidities.

2. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

With the vision of improving public health by reducing obesity and obesity-related diseases throughout the world, ASMBS is the recognized authority on weight loss surgery. Not only is its goal to advance the care and treatment of bariatric and metabolic surgery, but the organization is also a vital advocate for health care policy supporting the prevention and treatment of obesity. Its ultimate aim: To improve the care and treatment of people who are obese.

3. Today’s Dietitian

Loaded with useful and actionable content, Today’s Dietitian serves as an essential independent voice on subjects pertaining to the profession. Topics include but are not limited to diabetes management, food allergies, weight control and heart health. Additionally, it covers the latest news and research related to everything from nutritional supplements to special dietary needs.

4. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (“ASPEN”)

A leader in the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism, ASPEN is dedicated to enhancing patient care. This interdisciplinary organization’s membership involves experts in clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. It also boasts a vibrant community of professionals across all aspects of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.

5. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND)

The premier source for the practice of the science of food, nutrition and dietetics, this peer-reviewed journal presents original articles from scholars and practitioners on research and practice issues such as nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, foodservice systems, leadership and management, and dietetics education. JAND is focused on advancing professional knowledge in the field, and is the field’s most widely read professional publication.

6. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN)

As the most highly rated peer-reviewed primary research publication in the field of nutrition and dietetics, AJCN comprises the latest news on many nutrition topics, including obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism.

7. Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

An open access bimonthly journal, Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences delivers cutting-edge bariatric research studies, as well as research across all areas of food discipline, including molecular nutrition, nutritionist communications, obesity, weight loss and nutrigenomics. Additionally, Journal of Nutrition & Food Science publishes review articles, research highlights, news and perspectives, commentaries, opinions, book surveys, correspondence and more.

8. The Obesity Society

Home to both Obesity (the official journal of The Obesity Society) and Obesity Science and Practice, the Obesity Society’s mission is to “lead the charge in advancing the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity.” The tools it uses to support this mission include research, education and advocacy.

As leaders in the area of weight loss nutrition, members of the Rational Foods team rely on these publications and organizations to stay apprised of the latest and most relevant news and information. In the spirit of the aphorism, “a rising tide lifts all boats,” we are delighted to pass along these resources to members of the Rational Foods community.