Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day is almost over, but that isn’t going to stop me from posting about it! 😉
Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who have at least a bachelor’s level education along with supervised training in multiple areas of dietetics, have passed a national exam, and participate in continuing education every year.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics posted about some of the things that a dietitian can do for you, including
- helping you understand food labels,
- giving you tips about eating for improved athletic performance,
- suggesting flavorful additions to make sure your healthy food isn’t boring food, and
- helping you figure out how to enjoyably treat yourself to special foods – without guilt or bingeing.
Dietitians also work in many other ways, including fighting for anti-hunger causes, researching nutrition treatments for diseases like cancers or heart disease, and working with farmers to help create sustainable food systems.
If you would like to find a dietitian to help you on your health journey, you can use the Academy’s Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist feature, where you can search by location and specialty.
Do you know a dietitian? Please thank them for the work they do. 🙂