Contract Work for RDs

Do you want to branch outside of conventional dietetics but don’t want to start your own business? If so, you may want to consider contract work. What Is Contract Work? By definition, a contract position—also known as an independent contractor or a 1099 employee—is an agreement between two parties who exchange a service. A contract […]

Amazing Pandemic-Relief Program

I never thought I would become an RD during a pandemic, and I was surprised that my first job wasn’t on the front lines of a health care setting but at a nonprofit community agency. Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA), founded in 1964, strives to break the cycle of poverty and empower communities and […]

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 […]

Half-Homemade Meal Ideas

Whether clients are working from home, starting to go back to work, or getting their kids to summertime activities, it can be difficult for them to make homemade meals. As dietitians, we often recommend home cooking because clients can control what goes into their meals, ideally making them more healthful. However, cooking every meal from […]

Whole Grains Substitutes in the Med Diet

Rolling hills, seashores, and fresh, wholesome food always remind me of the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet includes a combination of eating patterns traditionally found in several countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Italy, and Greece. Significant research supports the Mediterranean diet’s ability to promote cardiovascular health and manage blood glucose. The diet is […]

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 […]

Managing Constipation With Nutrition

As RDs, we aren’t shy about discussing bowel movements with our clients. Not everyone, however, is as open about sharing their bodily functions or bathroom habits. But they’re important to discuss, as bowel patterns can say plenty about one’s health and dietary patterns. Constipation, generally defined as three or fewer bowel movements in one week, […]