National Nutrition Month

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Maria Kennedy, MPH, RD, LDN

No matter what stage of life you are in, proper nutrition is a must. Maria can help you understand how your diet enhances your health.   Let’s get to know more about what an expert like Maria can offer during National Nutrition Month.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day Fact Sheet

Purpose
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

History
The first Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated in 2008. Wednesday, March 12 has been designated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day in 2014. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists 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 Dietitian Nutritionists use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice, such as Triangle Physicians for Women. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

Sponsor
The Academy’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 73,000 members, the Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of Academy members are registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered.