Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day 2017!

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day 2017!

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Celebrated on March 8th, during National Nutrition Month, today is a day to honor the work of Registered Dietitians out there working to make the world a healthier, happier place.  

Last year on RDN Day, I shared some of my favorite posts from dietitian bloggers. This year, I’m back to spread the nutrition blogger love again, plus add in some podcasts hosted by dietitians. First, check out my most popular nutrition posts from the past year: Shakeo-ing My HeadSharing My Meal Prep Secrets and Not Ready to Ditch The Scale? Here Are Some Things You Can Do.

I have a few more fun ones coming at ya this month in honor of National Nutriton Month, but for now let’s showcase some of my colleagues. This roundup includes my fave dietitians who are out there keeping it real, navigating the murky waters of the nutrition field and helping people find their happiest, healthiest selves. 

Must-Read Blog Posts

Here’s Why Losing Weight Isn’t About Willpower by Abby Langer 

It’s Time To Talk About (Women’s) Locker Room Talk via Kelly Jones 

You Are More Than A Meal Plan via Hummusapien

Why I Don’t Have A Before & After Shot from Cara Harbstreet

Your Body Can Process Everything…It’s Your Mind That Gets In The Way via Kylie at ImmaEatThat

Also from Kylie: A letter from non-diet mentality Kylie to diet-mentality Kylie

Why Weight Loss Won’t Keep You Healthy from Rebecca at Nourish Nutrition Co (also this post!)

Intuitive Eating Is For Everyone from Rachael Hartley (don’t miss all of her Wellness Wednesday posts)

What is Body Positivity? by Emily Fonnesbeck

Why I Hate the Term Clean Eating from Sarah at BucketListTummy

4 Ideas to Let Go Of If You’re Struggling with Losing Weight & Loving Yourself via Corinne Dobbas

Healthy Isn’t Static via Robyn, The Real Life RD

Podcasts hosted by RDs:

RD Real Talk with Heather Caplan (episode 2 is with yours truly!)

Food Psych with Christy Harrison

Body Kindness with Rebecca Scritchfield

Love, Food with Julie Duffy Dillon

Sound Bites with Melissa Joy Dobbins

Nutrition Matters with Paige Smathers

Be sure to follow all of these amazing ladies on social media (just noticed they are all bad ass women in the nutrition field) and reach out to say Happy RDN Day! Also, the RDN Day image above is from Eat Healthy Designs, a lifestyle brand of stationary and apparel run by Registered Dietitians, so check them out!

This dietitian is celebrating by taking the evening OFF and getting a massage! Cheers!

My Favorite Posts from Dietitian Bloggers

Happy RDN Day!  Part of my role as a corporate dietitian for a dining services company (especially during National Nutrition Month) involves visiting our cafes and educating guests on nutrition topics.  So today, you can catch me celebrating RDN Day by doing just that: talking all things health and wellness with guests at one of our cafes in Brooklyn.

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Here on the blog, I wanted to celebrate by sharing the RD-love!  For the past few years during National Nutrition Month, Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean Blog shares a list of RD bloggers.  I love seeing the list expand each year and I always find some new favorites to add to my blog roll.  In a spin-off of that, today I’m sharing a few of my personal favorite posts from some of those dietitian bloggers.  Check out all of the awesomeness our little nutrition-corner of the internet has to offer…

Because Being Healthy Means Not ALWAYS Being Healthy by Anne at FANNEtastic Food.  I love Anne’s honesty in this post and we share the same sentiment on “good” and “bad” foods.

RD Real Talk: I Usually Don’t Care What You Eat by Heather Caplan.  This girl’s “real talk” has taken off on her blog and I can’t get enough.  And in case you’re wondering, I also don’t care what you eat unless you’re a client who is asking for my professional advice.  

Finding Joy in Food by Alex Caspero.  An all-around awesome person and RD, I love Alex’s approach to finding peace with food.  

What is Healthy? and Celebrity Diets, Trashy Magazines and Snark by Rachael Hartley.  I’m kind of obsessed with Rachael’s Wellness Wednesday series and always find myself nodding along as I read.  Plus, I’m always up for some snark!

What Happens When You Stop Dieting and Listen to Your Body?  by Lauren Fowler.  Lauren writes a lot about intuitive eating and this post about ditching diets and letting yourself find freedom in eating is fantastic.

Why You Should Own Your Story by Kara Lydon.  Kara’s “Mindful Monday” series is ahhhhmazing and this post inspired by Brene Brown is one of my favorites.  

Cleanses Make Me Cry by Meme Inge.  Amen, sister.  Meme nails it on the head with this post and shares some delicious real food recipes to boot!

It’s Not All About Diet and Exercise by Emily Hein.  I am so intrigued by the Blue Zones and I love the concept of self-care as an essential part of overall wellness.  

How Negative Food Messages Actually Hurt You by Melanie & Rebecca at Be Truly Nourished.  YES YES YES.  Let’s focus on the positive messages instead of the negative ones, because it matters!

Why Not To Go On a Diet This Year by Kylie at ImmaEATthat.  Kylie’s posts always resonate with me and she is one of the ladies in this list I feel lucky to have met IRL.  If nothing else, you need to follow her on Instagram and check out her genius cookie creations!

Lastly, I can’t talk about National Nutrition Month and dietitian bloggers without telling you about some of the websites and resources out there for sharing healthy food ideas!  The Recipe Redux and Healthy Aperture are two fantastic sites you can (and should!) check out for health-focused food photography and recipes.  Many of the RD bloggers I listed above are part of either or both of these groups.  

I hope you enjoy these sites/posts/dietitian bloggers as much as I do!  Now go hug an RD and wish them Happy RDN day! 🙂

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