Author Archives: Roberta Anding, Director of Sports Nutrition

About Roberta Anding, Director of Sports Nutrition

I’m a clinical dietitian, diabetes educator, and the Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital. I am also the sports dietitian for the Houston Texans NFL franchise.

I was honored by the Texas Dietetic Association as the Distinguished Dietitian in 2008 and the TDA media award in 2006. I have developed a video series entitled “Nutrition Made Clear” for The Teaching Company.

I'm also a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Gluten-Free Eating: Real Food Intolerance Or Fad?

If you read the popular press, it seems like everyone should follow a gluten-free diet. But what exactly is gluten, and should you avoid it? Gluten is a grain protein that … Full Entry »

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Children With High Blood Pressure: Another Adult Disease Invades Children’s Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. Often nicknamed the silent killer, high blood pressure often has no real symptoms but is a … Full Entry »

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Teens Change Lifestyles Through Texas Children’s Weight Management Program

In this video, 3 enthusiastic teens are depicted after going through a lifestyle change program at the Adolescent Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. Rachel, Ben and Sydnee struggled with their … Full Entry »

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‘The Weight Of The Nation’ — How To Change This For Your Family

This month, HBO is airing a documentary entitled “The Weight of the Nation” urging Americans to view obesity as a public health emergency. We have all heard the statistics and … Full Entry »

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Spring Sports Series: Iron Helps Athletes Play

There are many iron-rich foods, but it’s especially important for vegetarians to make sure they are getting enough iron. Consumption of foods high in Vitamin C will also help iron … Full Entry »

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