Creating Consistent Social Media Branding

Because social media channels are popular mainstream communication outlets and convenient ways to reach a target audience, many RDs are putting valuable time and energy into creating online platforms to build their businesses and brands. But with the oversaturation of nutrition-related pages and ever-changing algorithms, it can be difficult to turn random exposures to their […]

Cleanses & Detox Diets

Your client comes to you excited to share their weight loss success from a cleansing diet— the Master Cleanse (aka the Lemonade Diet). Seasoned RDs probably already have talking points on speed dial regarding detox and cleansing diets, but new RDs may feel uncomfortable about relating the facts. While acknowledging a client’s success and commitment […]

Recipe for Dynamic Food Demos

From the retail setting to the community private practice, there seems to be no shortage of opportunities for RDs to plan and host cooking classes. Showing our clients and community residents nutrition in action engages and inspires them, convincing them that what we recommend is attainable and desirable. However, careful planning is key to making […]

Adopt the IDDSI for Dysphagia

Marsha is an RD and clinical nutrition coordinator for a small chain of skilled nursing facilities. When attending the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ in October 2018, she learned that the Academy and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association both support the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). On […]

Get Cooking in Community Gardens

Now that spring has sprung, you may be spending more time outside in your garden—but, as an RD, you may want to consider branching out to someone else’s garden—that is, a community garden. Community gardens are a great way to connect neighborhoods with the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor, and they’re a perfect venue […]

Know Your Local Food Scene

I moved to Pittsburgh after my internship, and one of my first patients told me he ate a “jumbo sandwich” for lunch every day. Naively, I said, “OK, but what do you put on that sandwich?” I thought he meant he ate a really large sandwich! He quickly conveyed to me that “jumbo” was bologna, […]