Dependent and Independent Variables

Dependent and Independent Variables A variable is something a researcher is trying to measure, and it can be just about anything, including objects, amounts of time, feelings, or events.  Researchers in the field of nutrition might measure variables such as lab values, weights, effects of a medication, athletic performance, and so on.   There are…

Calculating Corrected Age of Premature Babies

Calculating Corrected Age of Premature Babies For a baby to be considered “full-term”, she needs to be in gestation for a total of 40 weeks.  Some sources state 39 weeks is full-term, but for simplicity sake, we’ll just use 40 weeks.  Gestation refers to the period of time between conception and birth when a baby…

Free Water in Tube Feeding Formulas

Enteral Feedings:  Free Water The term “free water” may also be seen as “feed water”, depending on the source.  Free water is the amount of liquid an enteral formula (aka tube feeding formula) is actual water as an ingredient.  If you look at the ingredients list of any liquid enteral nutrition formula, you will see…

RD Exam Study Suite and DTR Exam Study Suite Have Arrived!

Introducing RD Exam Study Suite & DTR Exam Study Suite! Over the past 3 months, we’ve taken the original Practice Exam software and completely revised, updated, improved, and bulked it up!  The RD Practice Exam program is now part of the RD Exam Study Suite, and the DTR Practice Exam program is now part of…

Runtime Error Message

Are you seeing the following error message when you try to run your Visual Veggies Software application? “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer” What this error message means is that there is a library file that is missing.  Only computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 could experience this.  Windows Vista,…

Introducing RD Now Flash Cards!

Introducing RD Now Flash Cards! We are pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new study guide to the Visual Veggies Software family!  RD Now was developed by Elizabeth Zinsmeister, RD, LDN and has been made into electronic format by Visual Veggies Software. This venture of combining RD Now and Visual Veggies Software began several months ago,…

CD-ROMs on Sale! Discontinuing Soon…

Discontinuation of Software on CD-ROM Let’s start with the bad new, though it’s not really that bad.  We have made the executive decision to no longer be issuing the software on CD-ROM after our stock is depleted.  It’s no surprise if you’ve purchased or shopped for a computer lately.  Many new computers are coming without…

Understanding p-value in Statistics

P-Value The p-value helps to determine the significance of the results and is the probability in which we are allowing the results of the data to be wrong.  The p-value will be a number between zero and one. Another way to think of the p-value is as the confidence level that the researcher is correct…