Arizona Registered Dietitians Show Gaps in Knowledge of Bean Health Benefits
AbstractRegistered Dietitians (RDs) promote nutrition practices and policies and can influence food consumption patterns to include nutrient dense foods such as beans. Although many evidence-based health benefits of bean consumption (e.g., cholesterol reduction, glycemic control) have been demonstrated, there is limited research on the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of RDs regarding the inclusion of beans in a healthy diet. To fill this existing research gap, this cross-sectional survey explored the perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of 296 RDs in Arizona, USA, toward beans. The RDs largely held positive attitudes toward the healthfulness of beans and were aware of many health benefits. Some gaps in awareness were evident, including effect on cancer risk, intestinal health benefits, folate content, and application with celiac disease patients. RDs with greater personal bean consumption had significantly higher bean health benefit knowledge. Twenty-nine percent of the RDs did not know the meaning of ‘legume’, and over two-thirds could not define the term ‘pulse’. It is essential that RDs have up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding bean benefits to provide appropriate education to patients, clients, and the public. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Winham, D.M.; Hutchins, A.M.; Thompson, S.V.; Dougherty, M.K. Arizona Registered Dietitians Show Gaps in Knowledge of Bean Health Benefits. Nutrients 2018, 10, 52.
Winham DM, Hutchins AM, Thompson SV, Dougherty MK. Arizona Registered Dietitians Show Gaps in Knowledge of Bean Health Benefits. Nutrients. 2018; 10(1):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Winham, Donna M.; Hutchins, Andrea M.; Thompson, Sharon V.; Dougherty, Mariah K. 2018. "Arizona Registered Dietitians Show Gaps in Knowledge of Bean Health Benefits." Nutrients 10, no. 1: 52.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.