Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celebrate Registered Dietitican Day

By Jamie Strauss R.D., L.D.N.
Clinical Dietitian, Food and Nutrition Services, Sinai Hospital

Today health care and community organizations across the United States are celebrating the annual Registered Dietitian Day.

Registered Dietitian Day was created by the American Dietetic Association to increase the awareness of registered dietitians (RDs) as the critical providers of food and nutrition services. Today is the great day to reflect on how RDs, including those at LifeBridge Health, help people enjoy healthy lives.

Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month promote the ADA and registered dietitians. RDs educate the public and media as they provide valuable and credible information on food and nutrition.

Registered dietitians:
  • are food and nutrition experts who provide a scientific basis for a health lifestyle.
  • have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from accredited colleges and universities. They have completed an internship and passed an examination.
  • work in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research, and private practice.
  • use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make positive lifestyle changes and are advocates for advancing nutrition knowledge.
Don’t forget to wish the registered dietitians in your facility a Happy RD Day!

1 comment:

rifyraina said...

Your article is very nice. It is very useful. I think we all have to celebrate dietitians day. Use their knowledge of nutrition to help people with their lifestyle.

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