Live Streaming: An Exciting New Platform

As a dietitian, you’d never meet with a new client or patient without knowledge of the latest nutrition news and research. And as an RD working in online nutrition communications, the same should hold true when it comes to understanding the newest social media platforms. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed each time a new […]

Dietary Guidance for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

In the United States, there are four main weight loss surgery procedures performed: gastric bypass, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, and lap-band. Regardless of the procedure, patients must follow strict diet protocols when preparing for surgery, as well as after surgery to allow healing. Once patients are cleared to consume a normal diet, the guidelines become […]

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 […]