Preventing Burnout

One day as I watched a fellow dietitian speak in a professional private Facebook group, I thought “Wow! She’s got it all figured out.” This RD was able to allocate six weeks of personal time off from her private practice during the summer to avoid burnout. She used that time to relax, reset, and travel. […]

Strategies for Working With Brands

Dietitians offer incredible value to food companies. In the past, the primary way RDs worked with food companies was through social media and influencer partnerships. But as more companies begin to seek out our expertise, not only are there more opportunities for partnership, but these partnerships often surpass the classic social media posts. In short, […]

Culinary Medicine: Benefits and Practice

As dietitians, we know the significant influence food has on disease prevention, management, and treatment. Although modern medical procedures and pharmaceuticals have made remarkable differences in disease states, many health care professionals often underappreciate the effects that whole, natural foods can have on patient outcomes. Culinary medicine is an emerging specialty within health care wherein […]

Clinical Supervision for RDs

When you hear the term “supervision,” what comes to mind? If it’s someone watching you and directing your work, you’re not alone—this is what many people think of! Or maybe you think back to your days in “supervised practice” during your dietetic internship when you were working alongside an RD who signed off on all […]

Become a Clubhouse RD

If you’d like to explore another exciting avenue to interact with fellow RDs and other health care experts and help spread evidence-based nutrition information, consider joining Clubhouse. Clubhouse is a new type of social network—based on audio—where people around the world from every walk of life come together to talk, listen, and learn from each […]

The Pandemic’s Impact on IDDSI

According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than 15 million Americans across the age spectrum have swallowing disorders such as dysphagia. Often, these individuals require foods and beverages to be modified—liquids thickened or foods puréed, for example—to prevent accidental choking or aspiration of liquids. Despite the prevalence of swallowing disorders and need for specialized nutrition, no […]

Personalized Weight Loss Approaches

As RDs, we know that success in treating clients with overweight and obesity depends on individualized diet and lifestyle recommendations. A move in the research community toward understanding individual differences in weight loss occurred in the 2017 DIETFITS (Diet Intervention Examining The Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) study. The primary aim of this investigation was […]