Registered Dietitian Day increases awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.
Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.
When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease— rely on qualified professionals in the field.
Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use. A registered dietitian can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.
Why should you see a dietitian? Here are ten great reasons:
- You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure.
- You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery.
- You have digestive problems.
- You’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
- You need guidance and confidence for breastfeeding your baby.
- Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully.
- You need to gain or lose weight.
- You’re caring for an aging parent.
- You want to eat smarter.
- You want to improve your performance in sports.
So to all our fellow RDs out there, happy RD Day! Why don’t you celebrate National Registered Dietitian Day by visiting your local dietitian to say thank you, ask a question or get started on your journey to healthy living. There’s no better time to start than RD Day!
If you’re in St. Louis and looking for a Registered Dietitian, look no further than the experts at St. Anthony’s. To locate a registered dietitian in your area, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.
Content adapted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.