It’s National Registered Dietitian Day! Registered Dietitian Day was created by the American Dietetic Association to increase the awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month® promote ADA and RDs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information. The first Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated in 2008.
So WHAT IS a Registered Dietitian??
-Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
-Registered Dietitians have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited colleges and universities, completed an accredited internship consisiting of at least 1200 practice hours and passed the National Registry examination. (WHEW! Almost done with those hours!)
-Registered Dietitians use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes.
-Registered Dietitians work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice.
Registered Dietitians are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. It’s hard work teaching the world about nutrition- they deserve a hug