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”
Today the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Continue reading “Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!”
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.
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.
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 Eating 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?”