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, […]

Reflecting on FNCE®

Hello everyone! If you stopped by our booth at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ last week in Boston, you probably met me, hopefully before I started losing my voice from all the spirited conversations I had with many of you every day. As the editorial assistant for Today’s Dietitian, I work behind the […]

Food Day: Join the Dietitian Food Revolution

I have the distinct privilege of traveling around the country and talking to many dietitians about their passions and their life’s work. I’ve heard from so many of you, as you share the amazing efforts you’ve made—many completely voluntary and selfless—in the quest for helping people find a more sustainable, wholesome lifestyle. I’ve talked to […]

Cardiac Rehab: Changes and Opportunities Ahead

Changes are coming on many fronts in cardiac rehab programs across the country. Those changes hold potential for improving nutrition care for patients and expanding job opportunities for RDs. I recently returned from the annual meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the fifth year in a row I’ve spoken to […]

Welcome to the RD Lounge!

Welcome to Today’s Dietitian’s RD Lounge, a blog written for and by RDs just like you. This is an incredibly exciting venture for Today’s Dietitian and the dietetics community. We’re honored to have the opportunity to expand our online presence and offer a safe haven where nutrition professionals can read about the opinions and insights […]

Living to Age 100: Are Fermented Foods the Answer?

Many patients want to know what steps they can take to live longer, more healthful lives. My research team at the University of Idaho currently is conducting a qualitative study involving in-depth interviews with centenarians from around the world to identify their dietary and lifestyle patterns responsible for their longevity. These centenarians are based in […]

RDs in the Media: 9 Tips When Getting Paid

As a highly sought-after media RD or consumer influencer, you’ll likely be presented with paid opportunities from industry clients. When taking advantage of these opportunities, there are a few unspoken rules that will protect your credibility, your client and the relationship, the consumer, and, importantly, our profession. The following are some of the many guidelines […]