A registered dietitian nutritionist or "RDN" serves as an integral liaison in helping individuals and communities make changes for a healthy delicious diet. See how registered dietitian nutritionists can improve the health of Americans and save health care dollars.
- You have prediabetes and want to stave off diabetes. A registered dietitian nutritionist can change your life by teaching you skills that will help you lose and keep off weight and keep diabetes at bay.
- Your community has high levels of obesity. A registered dietitian nutritionist can work with public health, government, school and other local leaders to create wellness programs that promote healthful eating and physical activity for everyone.
- You are a marketing manager for a large food company and know consumers' preference for good-tasting food that is healthy. A registered dietitian nutritionist can make the connection and work with your food scientists to develop new products that will be successful in the marketplace.
- You want to improve your performance in sports. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you set goals to achieve results — whether you’re running a marathon, skiing or jogging with your dog.
- You have had gastric bypass surgery. Since your stomach can only manage small servings, it's a challenge to get the right amount of nutrients in your body. A registered dietitian nutritionist will work with you to develop an eating plan for your new needs.
- You realize you need to feed your family healthier foods but you do not cook. A registered dietitian nutritionist who has special culinary skills can teach you how to cook in a simple, convenient way.
- Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully. A registered dietitian nutritionist can assist with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and overweight issues.
- Your community wants more local foods to be available. A registered dietitian nutritionist can lead efforts to make sure foods will not only be healthy but also will positively affect the local economy.
- You just had your first child, are concerned the baby is not eating enough, and need help and confidence for breastfeeding. A registered dietitian nutritionist can provide guidance and assurance that you and your infant are getting enough iron, vitamin D, fluoride and B vitamins.
- Your mother, who is increasing in age, wants to stay in her home. A registered dietitian nutritionist leading a local congregate dining and home delivered meals program can obtain a nutrition screening to make sure this happens.
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