Happy National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day to all of my RD friends out there!
Whether you know it or not, a registered dietitian has probably touched your life in some way or another. Maybe they worked on a research and development team to create one of your favorite food products, or they are busy planning and creating your child’s school meals. Perhaps a loved one has been hospitalized before, and an RD was working behind the scenes to ensure that your patient maintained optimal nutritional status while hospitalized. In any case, there are registered dietitians in all areas of health, wellness and foodservice working to make this world a healthier place.
If you’re ever in the market for nutrition advice, please seek the help of a registered dietitian instead of a ‘nutritionist’ or someone with a nutrition-related certificate. A registered dietitian has earned a degree and finished required dietetics coursework, completed a dietetic internship and passed the national Registration Examination for Dietitians.
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In honor of this day, here’s a list I put together for all of my fellow RDs
You Know You’re a Dietitian When…
-You give the side-eye to your trainer at the gym when he/she offers to create a meal plan for you
-You know how to pronounce the following words: jicama, quinoa, fage
-There is always a random piece of fruit at the bottom of your bag
-Your significant other will not go grocery shopping with you because you spend too much time reading nutrition labels
-It bothers you when you see
dietician dietitian spelled with a “c”
-You’re not afraid of carbs
-“This isn’t how I normally eat” is frequently said to you when you’re eating with friends and family
-You have a snack on hand at all times. And when you’re really prepared, you also have a back-up snack.
-Someone tells you they’ve gone gluten-free and you’re tempted to ask them if they actually know what gluten is
-You can convert someone’s weight from pounds to kilograms in your head
-It is your professional mission to let the world to know that low albumin is not an indicator for malnutrition