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.
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, […]
April is #MoveMoreMonth, so it can be a time to reflect on our activity level. Before you stop reading this, I promise this isn’t a post trying to guilt you into exercising more! To be honest, sometimes I think “Move More” can sound a little harsh. For some people, it can be challenging to get […]
March is National Nutrition Month®, and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate.” The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers several important points this year, including: “Eat a variety of foods from each food group. Plan ahead to make nutrition meals for the week. Learn culinary skills to create delicious meals. Choose healthful foods that […]
Have you ever eaten something so quickly you barely tasted it? Or ate while you were driving/watching TV and missed out on tasting and enjoying your food? Taste is one of our five senses, and I have really learned not to take this one for granted. When I had covid-19 several months ago, I lost […]
- 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.