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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Practice Gratitude, Work Better

Taking time out of your day to practice gratitude can be life-changing, but have you ever wondered exactly how you can begin a gratitude practice? Her’s how practicing gratitude can help you be more productive and motivated throughout your workday plus simple steps for getting started. What Is a Gratitude Practice? Practicing gratitude is the […]

Balancing Work and Family

As a working mom of three, I can tell you firsthand that it’s not easy organizing work and home life. Over the past 20 years as an RD, I’ve experienced many ups and downs trying to manage this delicate balancing act. I’ve had tight work deadlines, sick kids, and, of course, a trip to the […]

Meditation for Busy RDs

Nutrition professionals can be in a constant state of “Go! Go! Go!” Whether your day involves a long commute, a packed schedule of clients, or just the general entrepreneurial hustle, it’s easy to forget about self-care. Self-care often includes eating healthfully and taking breaks to include physical activity, but it also can involve meditation. Meditation […]

Developing Recipes for Brands

Developing recipes for consumer brands is different from creating and developing your own personal recipes. You are representing the brand, the product, and yourself. I’ve been developing recipes for a major brand for the last 10 years and have learned a lot along the way. Here are three things RDs should consider when developing recipes […]

Outsourcing for Your Business

Your two most valuable resources as a business owner are time and money. Both are necessary but also finite. New entrepreneurs often handle as many responsibilities as possible to keep costs low, sacrificing income-producing activities in the process. This year, I made it a priority to delegate more tasks so I can focus on the […]