NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST DAY
Observed annually on the second Wednesday in March, National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day celebrates the contributions of these medical professionals.
Across the country, dedicated Registered Dietitian Nutritionists provide the most advanced and current nutrition information available to their patients. They are experts in food and nutrition whose training qualifies them to support a variety of patient needs. Whether they work in a hospital, school, long-term care facility or sports facility, RDNs provide patient care that may include meal planning, nutritional counseling, assessments, track progress, and more. Outside their core patient care, RDNs also promote wellness in public forums as well.
As dedicated professionals, RDNs put patient care first and continue their education throughout their careers. Their commitment helps patients’ to meet their health goals or understand their disease better.
HOW TO OBSERVE #RegisteredDietiticanNutritionistDay
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists do more than just provide diet guidelines. They help patients reach goals and regain their health after diagnosis. There are so many ways to celebrate them, too!
- Thank an RDN who helped you reach a health goal.
- Learn more about the role of an RDN.
- If you’re an RDN, volunteer to speak at a job fair and share your experiences.
- Give your RDN a shout out on social media!
- Follow your RDN’s guidelines for a healthier you.
Use #RegisteredDietitianNutritionistDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITION NUTRITIONIST DAY HISTORY
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) created National Dietitian Nutrition Day in 2008 to raise awareness of the indispensable role that registered dietitian nutritionists play in helping people enjoy a healthy life.
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