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Q: What would you like people to know about Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN’s)?A: Nutrition and Dietetics covers vast ground. No one Dietitian can be an expert in every arena. One of the things that Dietitians are well educated on is knowing what is and what is not within their scope of practice. For instance, my board certification allows me to see both children and adults but I am not a specialist in pediatric nutrition. As a matter of fact, I only see adults in my practice. I was recently asked to see a child with specific dietary needs and I was happy to refer them to a friend who is board certified in pediatric nutrition who can better handle the specifics of their case.
Q: What are the challenges that RDN’s face as a profession?A: There are still some folks out there that think of Dietitians as the “food police.” Somehow over time Dietitians have acquired a reputation of ruling with an iron fist and speaking to their clients based on an “all or nothing” approach. While it is true that Dietitians are taught in school to advocate for science-based studies and manage their client’s plan of care based on certain criteria, this could not be less true about the profession. Today’s Dietitians are well connected with their client’s needs, are very in touch with the current trends and have indeed tried an array of healthful foods on the market. Most Dietitians are living and breathing examples of what they preach.
Q: What do people think your day consists of?A: I had someone tell me once that they believed my day consisted of menu writing. My day is so much more than that! There are days that I get to source out new and exciting foods for my clients, teach group fitness classes, share my love for essential oils or test food allergy friendly recipes in my kitchen!
Q: What misinformation about RDN’s would you like to clear up?A: Many people out there believe that anyone who uses the term “Nutrition” or “Nutritionist” has had the same schooling and this is simply not true. There are short-term certification programs out there, but such programs are not degreed. I just didn’t take a class or course in Nutrition, I studied it for many years. And I’m continuing my education so that I can increase my knowledge in this fast-paced world of food. It is also my experience that RDN’s tend to be life-long learners. The board of Nutrition and Dietetics ensures that continuing education is verified and on-going.
Q: What is your favorite food?A: The question is...”what isn’t my favorite food?” I have a love for food. I love growing food, I love creating new recipes with food and I love the smell of a good meal centered around the table with family and friends!”