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It’s Registered Dietitian Day

March 13, 2013
Rob Masterson, RD

Today marks the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) 6th annual National Registered Dietitian Day. As stated on the ANDs website, “Registered Dietitian Day commemorates the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.” Not familiar with this special day? Or those it represents? I’d like to take this opportunity as a RD to introduce you to the world’s nutrition experts.

JUST WHAT IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN?

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is an expert in the field of nutrition. Their years of education and knowledge received from accredited universities and programs help promote healthier lives by educating others regarding food and nutrition. RDs do this by interpreting scientific data pertinent to nutrition and translating it into useful solutions for individuals seeking healthier lives through food and nutrition. RDs are an invaluable member of the health care team in clinical settings and in many other roles as well. You can find RDs in various lines of work such as public health, foodservice management, acute and long term care facilities, and entrepreneurial positions.

WHAT CAN A RD DO FOR ME?

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” Food is such an integral part of everyday life and because of its vital role it should have priority when making  decisions regarding your health. That’s where a RD can be so important. From digestive problems, weight loss, pregnancy, to eating disorders, athletic performance, and diseases like cancer or diabetes there are so many areas a RD can help by providing sound and proven nutrition therapy and education.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you’d like to know more about Registered Dietitian Day, RDs, or how to contact one please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics official website or post a comment below for a response from [NL]. Have a happy RD Day!

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