What a Registered Dietitian Can Do for You

What a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Can Do for You

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
July 24, 2014

When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals in the field.

  • Planning and Prep

    Julienne Vegetables

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    Finding fun and new ways to serve vegetables – like julienning – can make it easier to get the two and a half cups we need every day. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Food Safety When Dining Outdoors

    Picnics, campouts and tailgates are a few of the great reasons to eat outdoors. Just follow these tips from Torey Armul, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, to make sure your next cookout adventure doesn't come with a case of food poisoning. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Safely Pack Your Lunch

    A packed lunch can be a great way to eat healthfully when you're away from home. Whether you are packing your child's lunch for school or your own lunch for work, there are important food safety practices you must remember. Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT, provides tips on how to keep bacteria away while packing lunch. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Food Safety When Hosting a Party

    Hosting a party is a fun way to bring food, friends and family together. Whether you're hosting a sit-down dinner or buffet-style reception, it's important to serve food that is not only delicious but safe, too. Watch as Nancy Farrell, MS, RDN, offers tips to keep your party safe from food poisoning. View Item

  • Multimedia

    Jerk Chicken Kebabs Recipe Video

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    Ready to head outside and grill up nutritious Jerk Chicken Kebabs? Watch Angela Ginn, RDN, LDN, CDE, make this hassle-free dish, featuring proper food preparation techniques so you can see how it's done each step of the way.

    View the recipe here.

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  • Multimedia

    Chicken and Plantain Stew Recipe Video

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    Want to make a simple yet delicious Chicken and Plantain Stew in a snap? Watch Ximena Jimenez, MS, RDN, LD, make this nutritious dish, featuring proper food preparation techniques so you can see how it’s done each step of the way.

    View the recipe here.

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  • Multimedia

    How to Grill Safely Video

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    Love to grill? Registered dietitian nutritionist Jim White offers tips to grill safely and avoid common mistakes that might result in food poisoning. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    Advice for Holiday Cooks

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Whether you're an experienced cook or preparing to host your first holiday gathering, a little food safety advice can go a long way and ensure a safe, healthy and happy holiday dinner. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Eat Smarter: 3 Tips for Healthier Eating

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Do you ever feel as though a sweet tooth or craving for salty foods is holding you back from your health goals? With a few simple changes to your eating and cooking habits, you can still eat right while including these occasional treats. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    Top Tips for Safe Stuffing

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, a holiday meal doesn't seem complete without it. Not everyone agrees on the exact ingredients that go into the perfect stuffing. However, everyone does agree stuffing needs to be prepared safely so your holiday doesn't provide vivid stories of food poisoning. View Item

  • Wellness

    4 Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

    Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

    The best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain — much like what you'd eat to nourish and protect your heart. Strengthen recall by adding these foods to your diet. View Item

  • Four Steps

    How to Use a Food Thermometer

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    The only way to know that food is cooked to the correct temperature and eliminate harmful bacteria that may be present is to use a food thermometer. However, a food thermometer is only helpful if you are using it properly. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    7 Tips for Healthy Dining Out

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Eating at a restaurant doesn't have to sabotage a healthy diet. Use smart-eating strategies: Plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Kidney Disease: High- and Moderate-Potassium Foods

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    If you have kidney disease, your doctor or RDN will let you know if you need to avoid foods high in potassium. The following list shows examples of foods that are high and moderate in potassium. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Processed Foods: What's OK and What to Avoid

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Processed food has a bad reputation as a diet saboteur, but processed food is more than boxed macaroni and cheese, potato chips and drive-thru hamburgers. Here's how to sort the nutritious from the not-so-nutritious. View Item

  • Wellness

    4 Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

    Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

    The best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain — much like what you'd eat to nourish and protect your heart. Strengthen recall by adding these foods to your diet. View Item

  • Resources

    National Nutrition Month

    National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. View Item

  • Nutrition

    The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Get to know the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, and understand the parts and pieces, from serving size, total calories and fat to percent of Daily Values. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    4 Metabolism Myths and Facts

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    Why can one person eat like a growing teenager and not gain a pound, while another person's every indulgence shows up on the scale? Chalk it up to individual differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. View Item

  • Safety Tips

    Is Raw Seafood Safe To Eat?

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    People have been eating raw seafood from the beginning of time. But does that mean we should be doing so now? Get expert advice on consuming raw seafood. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    5 Tips to Kick Bad Eating Habits to the Curb

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    Are you guilty of skipping breakfast, ordering takeout, getting jitters from coffee overload and counting potato chips as part of a viable diet plan? It's time to kick those habits to the curb and start eating right. View Item

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