March is coming to an end which means we are wrapping up National Nutrition Month. This week focuses on referring to a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) for all of your nutrition-related needs. You may be wondering what exactly an RDN can do for you, especially with all of the nutrition information that can be found online. An RDN is a qualified professional that provides information based on facts; meaning RDNs have the ability to clear up all of the contradicting diet information found floating around elsewhere.
What can an RDN do for me?
A huge benefit of meeting with an RDN is the ability to have individualized nutrition counseling. The information found on the internet or in magazine articles is not appropriate for the entire population and may not always be 100% accurate. RDNs have the ability to provide you with the counseling you need based upon your personal health history. Your RDN can work with you to provide realistic goals to maintain progress towards improving overall health.
Finding the right RDN for you.
RDNs work in a variety of settings throughout the community including hospitals, clinics, schools, grocery stores, community centers, research, and private practice just to name a few.
You can schedule an appointment with an RDN by asking your doctor for a referral or by searching via the internet for RDNs in your community. This link is helpful when searching for an RDN close to you: https://www.eatright.org/find-an-expert.
RDNs can be certified to work with different age groups (pediatrics, geriatrics, etc.) and disease states (diabetes, kidney disease, eating disorders, etc.). It is important that you work with an RDN who is specialized or has experience in serving your unique needs.
Here at Lemond Nutrition we offer personalized nutrition counseling at our offices in Plano, Rockwall, and Lubbock. We are also able to meet with clients virtually, for those who have busy schedules or who are not in close proximity to one of our offices!
Wrapping it up:
The information you find online can be overwhelming, and at times, deceiving. Consulting with your RDN can help you debunk food myths, ditch fad-diets once and for all, and create a plan that is individualized to your specific goals/needs. Refer to an RDN in your community (or virtually) to support you on your health journey. Schedule a visit with an RDN and thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition, guiding you to “Eat Right, Bite by Bite”.
No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.