March is National Nutrition Month and today, March 10, is Registered Dietitian Day. Even though we at DietsInReview.com focus on nutrition news, tips, and trends every day of the year, we wanted to take some time to bring some excellent content your way created by top dietitians.
Before I get to “the goods,” I want to explain why seeking advice from a dietitian is one of the best things you can do for your health. Dietitians are the health professionals that can help you make sensible changes to your eating habits. They can help you understand any medical-related nutritional changes you may need to make (from allergies to diabetes or a thyroid condition). Dietitians can help you finish your first 5K or Ironman competition and help you fuel for optimal performance. Dietitians can even help you shop and prepare healthy meals.
RDs complete a minimum of four years of study in food and nutrition, and many have advanced degrees all the way to PhDs and some are MDs and professional chefs as well. After college, RDs must compete for coveted internships that last about a year. Then, it’s a board exam. Basically, it’s a lot of work. I should know! I’m a career changer from the IT field… leaving a cushy desk job to become a food and nutrition expert was the hardest (and best) thing I have ever done. I love my job. The best way to find an RD is to look one up in your area. You can visit www.eatright.org.
Now, here are some of the best features and content on DietsInReview.com that comes from the food and nutrition experts – the registered dietitians!
Cheryl Forberg, RD, chef, and dietitian for The Biggest Loser
David Grotto, RD and author of 101 Optimal Life Foods
David Grotto interview – Look for more great interviews the rest of this month on DietsInReview.com.
Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, CDN, CFT and Lyssie Lakatos, RD, CDN, CFT (a.k.a. The Nutrition Twins®)
Marlene Koch, RD
Elizabeth Ward, RD
Seema Karnik, RD
Rebecca Scritchfield, RD
Here’s the link to my blogger archive for DietsInReview.com
March 10th, 2010