RD Coach Spotlight: August 2010
Tanya Hargrave-Klein, MS, RD, LD
Des Moines, Iowa
Whether it is leading a nutrition game in P.E., coaching one-on-one with the students, or leading fun learning activities about Energy Balance in the classroom, being an RD Coach is one of the most rewarding and fun experiences I have had during my health promotion career. Our positive nutrition and physical activity messages are everywhere in the school and have been well received by the students, teachers, and food service staff alike. It has been a unique opportunity for me to be able to integrate my fitness and nutrition background into one role and feel that I am helping develop and implement an emerging solution to address the childhood obesity epidemic. Sharing the Energy Balance message with my own family and friends has been an added bonus along with meeting and getting to know an awesome group of RDs on the Iowa RD Coach team!