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, tracking 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 REGISTERED DIETICIAN NUTRIONIST DAY
- 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 DIETITIAN 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.
Registered Dietician Nutritionist FAQ
Q. What kind of degree do Registered Dieticians Nutritionists (RDN) need?
A. RDNs complete a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and also complete an accreditation program. They will also continue their education throughout their career.
Q. Do RDNs require a license?
A. Licensure requirements are determined by each state.
Q. Where do RDNs work?
A. RDNs work in a variety of settings including:
- long and short term care facilities
- sports organizations
- fitness facilities
- clinical research facilities
They can also run a private practice.