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As the nation's food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Day commemorates the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world
Registered Dietitian Fact Sheet
Registered Dietitian Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDs/RDNs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.
The first Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated in 2008. Wednesday, March 9 is designated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day in 2016.
Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
Registered Dietitians have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited colleges and universities, completed an internship and passed an examination.
Registered Dietitians use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes.
Registered Dietitians are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.
Registered Dietitian Event ideas
Create a banner to honor Registered Dietitians
Display photos and bios of the RD staff on the company bulletin board, including name, position, length of service, special credentials and alma maters. Note the combined number of years of nutritional expertise of your team.
Highlight the contributions of RDs in your employee or community newsletter.
Encourage staff members to sign a "thank you" card or write individual notes of appreciation to the RDs in your organization.
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