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, […]

Understanding Egg Allergy

As dietitians, we’re all familiar with the eight major allergens and how to identify them on a food label. As a school dietitian that deals with student allergies daily, I thought I had a leg up—it’s my responsibility to keep students safe, and I’ve taken comprehensive trainings, scoured the internet for all the articles, and […]

Planning Virtual Cooking Demos

Seeing is believing! A lively, step-by-step cooking demo can show your clients, customers, and online fans how easy it is to assemble a recipe with nutrient-rich ingredients. As you work at home virtually during the pandemic, use social media tools such as Instagram or Facebook Live to engage and cook with your audience in an […]

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 […]