Wednesday, March 8th marks the 10th annual Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. This event is heavily orchestrated by Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and they’ve done a great job of it! From explaining everything from how to request a proclamation from your governor to other ways you can celebrate in your own way. This got us thinking. We, at Healthie have such a great, close-knit community of nutrition professionals, we would love to take a moment to share our respect and appreciation for all of the RDNs in our lives. Since RDN Day is all about recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of individuals who hold this credential, let’s take a look at what makes this profession so incredible!
Micca: “I love being able to help my clients see the amazing that they truly are and be part of that process. It is so rewarding to see them making small changes, improving their nutrition and health and still see that they can participate in life.”
Kathy: “My first love is empowering clients to realize that they really are the ones in charge of their nutrition and health by helping them make “baby steps” to their ultimate health goal.”
“Who’s ears don’t perk up when they hear the term, sex nutrition?” … “As I explored, I found that many people were struggling with these issues. Worst of all, they were struggling quietly. Love, sex and fertility are things we all desire but few people are comfortable talking about them personally, let alone professionally. They are so tied to our identity, especially when they’re dysfunctional, but no one is talking about it. That’s when I knew I had to help.”
“There are so many unanticipated and also exciting life circumstances that come up (stressful work days, eating out, kids’ birthdays or sporting events, vacation…etc.), which can make following a “meal plan” really difficult. So, I like to work with clients to support them in eating during all life events, so they do not have to feel like they are missing out or overwhelmed by the food that is typically involved.”
“I love helping individuals which is why I have a private practice on the side. If I didn’t work with private clients and help people make positive changes to their health, I would feel totally unfulfilled!”
“I also love the counseling aspect of being a dietitian, forming relationships with my patients and being able to watch them improve their life through nutrition and lifestyle is what keeps me passionate in this field.”
“I believe that food is a gift. It literally becomes the ESSENCE of your body and spirit. Give your body the attention and love that it deserves. No matter what you’re eating, slow down to enjoy every bite of it. Notice how it tastes. The textures. The colors. The smells. And most importantly – how it makes your body feel to eat it.”…”My clients develop an extremely healthy relationship with food because they have the knowledge, the confidence, and the skill to make great choices for themselves throughout the day and on weekends.”