Healthful eating is identifying both physical and emotional hunger and having a plan for both; developing realistic strategies that recognize your unique and individual preferences and lifestyle; and meal planning that includes a variety of foods.
I have noticed a very common pattern when talking with people about their food choices, whether I am working directly with clients or just in conversation with friends/others. People can be so hard on themselves when it comes to their eating habits! I hear of people putting post-it notes up with negative messages to remind […]
As a dietitian, I understand the importance of cooking meals from home more often than eating out—both from a budget and health perspective. However, I am willing to admit that I am just not a natural when it comes to cooking. In my younger years I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the […]
This year for Christmas, I created my own personal themed tree. I know what you may be thinking…a dietitian’s themed tree must be decorated with fruit, vegetables, whole grains, or something along those lines. So, you may be surprised to learn that my tree is actually full of desserts. Over the years, I have been […]
Over my years working as a dietitian, I have met with many people who come to me full of anxiety and fear over a recent diagnosis and how they are going to change their diet to improve their health. It’s so understandable to feel scared and overwhelmed with a new medical diagnosis. Let’s take diabetes, […]
- Read about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist…but very few complete the rigorous training of a Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN).
RDs AND RDNs ARE FOOD AND NUTRITION EXPERTS WITH THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in dietetics through an accredited university.
- Dietetic internship approved by The American Dietetic Association.
- Registered through an examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Ongoing continuing professional education requirements.