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Romina Defranchi

Romina Barritta de Defranchi, DTR, is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is licenciada en nutrición. She specializes in international dietetics and is country representative for Argentina in the American Overseas Dietetics Association (AODA). She runs GlobalDietitians.com, a networking site for food and nutrition professionals from around the world. Follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Little Kitchen Helpers: 5 Tips for Cooking with Kids

Little Kitchen Helpers: 5 Tips for Cooking with Kids

The benefits of involving kids in the kitchen are short- and long-term: It helps broaden their palate, cultivates an appreciation for real ingredients, builds math skills and develops confidence.
The Foods You Must Try While Traveling in Brazil

The Foods You Must Try While Traveling in Brazil

As an Argentine, I love going to Brazil's sunny and warm beaches for summer vacations. Of course I try every new food I come across. If you are planning a getaway to Brazil, you must try some of these!
Beef Cooked in Herbed Milk

Beef Cooked in Herbed Milk

Eye of round, which is typically tough and dry, becomes fork-tender in this hearty stew served with brown rice and steamed vegetables such as carrots or broccoli.
3 Ways to Share Your Nutrition Expertise around the World

3 Ways to Share Your Nutrition Expertise around the World

Going abroad as an RDN can be an incredible way to get immersed in a foreign culture, contribute to the local population’s health and develop personal and professional skills, such as resilience, dedication, problem-solving, cultural sensitivity and languages.
Food Safety when Traveling Internationally

Food Safety when Traveling Internationally

Unclean food and water can cause travelers diarrhea and other diseases, plus a very unpleasant trip. But don’t panic, just be prepared. The good news is that there are easy steps you can take to help prevent food poisoning abroad.
Olive-Chickpea Flatbread

Olive-Chickpea Flatbread

Perfect for dipping and dunking into soup, this gluten-free and authentic Argentinean flatbread, also known as fainá, is evidence of the Italian influence on this South American country.
4 Facts to Know about Peruvian Maca Powder

4 Facts to Know about Peruvian Maca Powder

A friend of mine asked, "Is it good to take maca? The vendor at the healthy food store said it has a lot of benefits." Even though maca comes from Peru and I practice in South America, I told her the truth: "I don't know!" Then, I started to look for evidence about it.
Reading the WHO Report in Argentina

Reading the WHO Report in Argentina

The World Health Organization's announcement about the link between cancer and consumption of processed meat and red meat made big news in my country, Argentina. After all, we are the nation with the second highest consumption of beef in the world.
7 Strategies to Keep Italian Food Healthy

7 Strategies to Keep Italian Food Healthy

Authentic Italian cuisine can be very healthy, as it frequently includes crisp salads, olive oil, fresh fish and legumes. Of course, with creamy sauces, cheeses and cured meats, it can also be made quite unhealthy.
Cinnamon and Amaranth Cookies

Cinnamon and Amaranth Cookies

Made with protein-rich amaranth, these cookies are ideal for tea time or the lunchbox.