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The Cocktail Party Conundrum: Why Dietitians Don’t Always Tell You They’re Dietitians

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Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Since deciding to become a dietitian back in 2010, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to leave my life as an advertising exec behind. Except in social situations. When I’m at an event making small talk with people and someone inevitably asks what I do for a living (a perfectly reasonable and polite question), I often pick between 3 answers: SUP Instructor, Yoga Teacher, or actually tell them I’m a Registered Dietitian.

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FNCE 2017 Finds

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If you were in Chicago last week, it’s highly likely you saw mass amounts of folks walking around with name tags and ribbons around their necks. Those were the almost 13,000 of my dietitian colleagues who attended the annual Food & Nutrition Conference Expo (aka our beloved FNCE) in celebration of 100 years of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. While the educational sessions are great, my main reasons for attending are to connect with colleagues, network, and check out the up & coming food trends. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already gotten a sneak peak of some of my FNCE 2017 finds. And if you don’t, now is as good a time as ever to start following along. For my couples out there who want to be on top of the food and nutrition trends, here are what you’ll be seeing more of in stores over the next few months. Continue reading “FNCE 2017 Finds”

FNCE 2016 Food Trends Summed Up in 3 Words

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As I mentioned in a prior post, I recently attended FNCE, the dietitian national conference. Since FNCE stands for Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, it seems silly not to mention the Food Expo portion of my week. While many of my colleagues have gone into greater depth about the expo and trends, I am going to sum up the FNCE 2016 Food Trends in 3 words: beans, nuts, and guts. Continue reading “FNCE 2016 Food Trends Summed Up in 3 Words”

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Dietitian Conferences: More Than Free Food Samples

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Last week, I had the pleasure of joining over 10,000 of my dietitian colleagues at our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, belovedly known in the RD community as FNCE (pronounced “fen-cey”).  This is my second time attending the event since becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist two years ago. While many of my colleagues are writing their FNCE 2016 blogs about spotted food trends, I am using my post-conference time reflecting on why it’s important for dietitians to attend professional conferences.  And no, it’s not for the free samples, swag, or continuing ed credits. Continue reading “Dietitian Conferences: More Than Free Food Samples”

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A Battle Cry to My Dietitian Colleagues – It’s Time We Speak Up!

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I recently wrote a piece for Pulse Connect, a network of health influencers, about the role Registered Dietitian Nutritionists currently play in the media.  It’s time we SPEAK UP to showcase our expertise and provide sound scientific evidence to the public when it comes to health advice.

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Scan It! 2016 Nutrition Nuptials Dietitian Registry Recommendations

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Wedding Season is here. For those brides with upcoming weddings, many of the big details have been taken care of – menu finalized, dress fittings taking place, hair and make-up trials getting scheduled. And looking forward to a nice afternoon getting showered with gifts from family and friends.

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Dietitian vs Nutritionist: What’s the Deal?

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This article was originally published in 2015. It has been a very well-received and popular article in support of promoting the importance of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as THE nutrition experts. If you want to know the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist, please read on.

Happy National Nutrition Month®!  Registered Dietitian Nutritionists continue to promote health and fitness all March long in celebration of the theme “Savor the Flavor of National Nutrition Month eventsEating Right”.  As we near the end of the month, it’s time to set the record straight.  The #1 question I get in my profession has nothing to do with sugar, reading labels, or my thoughts on the latest Dr. Oz plug. It’s a simple question that many people don’t know the answer: What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? Continue reading “Dietitian vs Nutritionist: What’s the Deal?”

Group Weight Loss Program Postponed

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Please note the group weight loss program that was originally scheduled for this summer has been postponed until the fall.  Please take a moment and complete this brief survey to provide feedback on dates/times and to join our mailing list to receive more info about the Group Weight Loss Program with Felicia Stoler & Associates.

Summer 2015 Group Weight Loss Program

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Join myself and fellow RDN associate for our first group weight loss program this summer!  Classes will meet 10-11:30am every Wednesday 6/10 – 8/26 and includes nutrition education and an hour of fitness.  REGISTER NOW- SPOTS ARE LIMITED!  Summer 2015 Group Weight Loss Program Info & Registration