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Robin Rood, RD, LD, MED, MA

Robin Rood, RD, LD, MEd, MA, writes about nutrition as a local expert for Examiner.com in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and blogs at NutritionAndSpirituality.blogspot.com.

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RDNs and Telemedicine: What Does the Future Hold?

RDNs and Telemedicine: What Does the Future Hold?

Registered dietitian nutritionists have been using telenutrition to reach patients and clients in rural areas for several years, but growth has been slower than our physician colleagues for several reasons.
3 Sneaky Substitutions for Kitchen Improvisers

3 Sneaky Substitutions for Kitchen Improvisers

I am not much of a strict recipe follower. I prefer to follow creative inspiration rather than do what the recipe tells me. Here are three of my favorite substitution discoveries in the kitchen!
Sodium and High Blood Pressure — 5 Tips to Take Control

Sodium and High Blood Pressure — 5 Tips to Take Control

Sodium — that is, salt — is the food industry's dirty little secret for taste enhancement and cost savings in the production of food. Here are five ways you can get your sodium consumption and high blood pressure risk under control.
Food Safety for Seniors

Food Safety for Seniors

Here is a list of important food safety practices everyone should follow, but seniors should be especially careful of because they are at a greater risk for food poisoning.
What is Your Winter Exercise Plan?

What is Your Winter Exercise Plan?

Across much of the country, the weather is turning and exercising outdoors isn't as fun as it was a few weeks ago. But regular movement is still important in winter. On days when it's just too cold to exercise outdoors, here are three indoor activities that will keep you healthy.
7 Food Safety Tips for Seniors

7 Food Safety Tips for Seniors

I recently gave a talk to a group of senior citizens at an assisted living center near me. My topic was updated food safety recommendations — I highlighted the latest news in food science and emphasized the need to be vigilant about food safety practices.
Why Movement Matters as You Age

Why Movement Matters as You Age

One of the hardest things to do as you age is to keep active. It does not take much to ruin a perfect exercise schedule, and then one day it is easier to put it off to the weekend.
A Tried-and-true BBQ Sauce Recipe

A Tried-and-true BBQ Sauce Recipe

This works great with chicken or fish and by changing the ingredients you can bring out a unique flavor.