Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.
The first Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated in 2008. Wednesday, March 12 has been designated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day in 2014.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. They typically have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited colleges and universities, completed an internship and passed an examination. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes. They work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice.
Today, we thank the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s registered dietitian nutritionists for advancing the nutritional status of Lexingtonians.
LFCHD’s Registered Dietitians: Stephanie Anklan, Nancy Hiner, Alyson Layne, Terri Phelps, Melissa Smith, Jennifer Wyatt
Certified Nutritionists: Cristina Hiten, Rebekah Shoopman
Nutritionists: Nkeshia Coleman, Allison Douglas, Kelli Gould, Laura Oliver, Jenny Preston
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Month is also part of National Nutrition Month (March), an annual campaign designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. For more information, click here.