Obesity: Communicating With Respect

“Close your eyes and visualize a successful lawyer—better yet, an award-winning lawyer,” the presenter said to several hundred FNCE® attendees. I imagined a 40-something white guy in a blue suit, in good shape, with nice hair, and at least average height. I never once considered that the speaker, Patty Nece, JD, was describing herself. Why? […]

Exercise Counseling With Confidence

In most cases, RDs are qualified to do exercise counseling. Granted, there can be exceptions like providing instruction related to cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, or heptathlon training at high altitudes. But most adults do very little structured exercise. For those individuals, dietitians can be great motivators and provide useful advice. Some basic counseling strategies and […]