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Does Your Family Need an RD?

by Jo Ellen Shield, MED LD and Mary Mullen, MS

Does Your Family Need an RD?

A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who has met tough academic and professional requirements which includes completing a minimum of a four-year bachelor's degree and an accredited, supervised practice program (an internship). Some RDs are also certified in specialized areas of practice such as weight management or diabetes education.

To find an RD in your area, ask your child's pediatrician for a recommendation or use our Find a Registered Dietitian service.

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About the authors:

Jo Ellen Shield MED LD

Jo Ellen Shield, MED LD

Jodie Shield (Jo Ellen Shield) is co-author of "Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens" from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Eat Right Press, Chicago, iL. Visit Jodie's website at healthyeatingforfamilies.com.
Mary C Mullen MS

Mary Mullen, MS

Co-author of "Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens" from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Eat Right Press, Chicago, iL. Visit Mary's website at healthyeatingforfamilies.com.

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Themes

  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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