7 Ways to Network Successfully in 2017

My favorite shoes are a pair of patent leather, open-toe sling backs that happen to be bright orange. They match perfectly with my bright orange patent leather handbag. When I wear this ensemble, I receive compliments as though I’m dripping in diamonds. What does this have to do with networking? In 2010, I was the […]

Importance of Building a Strong Online Presence

For RDs, the importance of developing an online presence can’t be underestimated. In an age when internet usage exceeds 2.4 billion users per day, more and more consumers are turning to the internet as their go-to source of health and nutrition information. As nationally recognized nutrition experts, we have a duty to be present online […]

RDs to Watch in 2017

To find out which dietitians will be movers and shakers in 2017, I put out several feelers on dietetic practice group LISTSERVS and some of my RD contact groups. I was absolutely blown away by the response and efforts of so many dietitians. The world of nutrition is ever evolving and RDs are leading the […]

Live Streaming: An Exciting New Platform

As a dietitian, you’d never meet with a new client or patient without knowledge of the latest nutrition news and research. And as an RD working in online nutrition communications, the same should hold true when it comes to understanding the newest social media platforms. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed each time a new […]

Videos and Podcasts Boost Visibility and Brands

Unfortunately, the loudest voices in the media aren’t always the most credible. How often do you hear oversimplified, sensationalized, or fear-mongering misinformation from celebrities and other nutrition experts? More dietitian voices need to be heard so that credible, meaningful nutrition information and advice dominates the nutrition conversation. RDs are uniquely qualified to translate complex nutrition […]

Evolution of Dietetics Jobs

In 1996, when I attended New York University to receive my RD certification and MS degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics, the job opportunities were limited. The mainstream jobs included being an in-house or outpatient dietitian in a hospital setting, working at a nursing home, or being in private practice. More than 20 years later, […]