Jan
24
SMART Goals-Make This Year Your Best Year
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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It’s a new year and a whole new decade, which means new resolutions and goals. Whether they’re for you, your business, or you’re trying to help patients navigate the challenges of making changes, it’s essential to have a plan.



New Year’s resolutions or goals in general, are like a road trip to someplace unfamiliar. You know where you’re starting and where you want to end. However, without a GPS to guide you and redirect you when you get lost, you’ll play it safe, turn around, and end up right back where you started.



That lack of a step-by-step plan is a big reason change is so hard for all of us. So, if you find yourself (or your patients) stuck in...


Nov
05
How to Ace a Job Interview
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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For anyone looking for their first job or their fourth job, meeting a potential employer for the first time can be really nerve-racking. What should you wear? What kind of questions can you expect? Once you’ve gotten your resume through the online application process and into the hands of the right person, you’ll want to shine for the interview. Below are some tips from a few RDs that have been the interviewee as well as the interviewer.


For starters- dress the part. It’s been said before, dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. It’s always better to be overdressed, than underdressed. Obviously, men should not show up in a tux or women in a ball go...


Oct
21
Do's and Don'ts for Writing a Professional Bio
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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Your professional bio is a written version of your elevator pitch – that 30 second summary of who you are, what you do, and how your services can benefit others. Because it often appears on a website (yours or your employers), your professional bio can reach quite a wide audience.



It’s important to make your bio shine, because it’s a great way to market yourself and your unique expertise. It’s also free advertising, so it’s worthwhile to make the most of it. Here are a few tips to help you write a professional bio that piques your audience’s interest and leaves them wanting to know more about you.







  1. DO Stick to third person. In most cases, your bio is an int...


Sep
06
Food Demo 101
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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Not all dietitians are extroverts. There are many dietitians that would rather work in a research lab or write articles all day than get out in front of an audience and speak. But, if you are one of those people that loves to work a crowd and show off your nutrition knowledge and culinary skills, then doing food demos may be right in your wheelhouse.


Before you pack your cutting board and knives, there’s a few things to get situated before pitching a food demo to a company, mom’s group or other audience. For starters, find out if the group you’ll be teaching has a budget. Will they be paying for your food, prep time and expertise or will you be doing the work pro bono? While...


Aug
15
Do You Have a Side Gig? Having One Might Change Your Life
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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Once upon a time, you graduated, got a job offer, and stayed put for most, if not all of your working career. How times have changed! Today, it’s not uncommon to relocate a few times, change career directions, take time off to raise a family and return to work in a different capacity – all within the span of a few years. It’s also become very common for many professionals to have a side gig – and RDs are no exception.



A side gig is work that’s outside of your regular day job. It’s an opportunity to add to your income, and perhaps just as importantly, it’s a way to enhance your job and fuel your passion. For many RDs, having a side gig is both person...


Jul
01
You on TV
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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Like anything in life, it does no good to complain. If you want to change something in the world, you have to act. It’s not uncommon for dietitians to get upset when they see or hear someone other than a Registered Dietitian promoting nutrition. And, rightfully so.


We put in a lot of time and energy into obtaining our four-year degrees and completing an internship. We studied and sweated out the rigorous registration exam. We seek and obtain 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. Many dietitians have gone on to obtain a Master’s or PhD or additional credentialing in pediatrics, renal nutrition or nutrition support. And yet, the personal trainers, yogis and chiropractors a...


Jul
01
You on TV
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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Like anything in life, it does no good to complain. If you want to change something in the world, you have to act. It’s not uncommon for dietitians to get upset when they see or hear someone other than a Registered Dietitian promoting nutrition. And, rightfully so.


We put in a lot of time and energy into obtaining our four-year degrees and completing an internship. We studied and sweated out the rigorous registration exam. We seek and obtain 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. Many dietitians have gone on to obtain a Master’s or PhD or additional credentialing in pediatrics, renal nutrition or nutrition support. And yet, the personal trainers, yogis and chiropractors a...


Jun
17
Best Nutrition Conferences for Dietitians
By Anne Danahy MS RDN


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Whether you’re an RD2B, in the early stages of your career, or you’ve been practicing for more years than you can count, one of the best ways to energize and recharge your career is to attend a conference. It’s a great opportunity to network with like-minded people, get inspired, and make new friends.


Even if you’re a pro, attending a conference can be overwhelming. And, between the registration fee, travel, hotel and meals, they can be expensive. The rewards can pay off tremendously though – as long as you do your research and pick the right conference. Here’s a short list of some favorites and tips for how to make them more budget-friendly.



Food and Nutri...


May
29
Welcome to the Dietitian Download!
By Daniel White RDN LDN

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Welcome. We are excited to introduce our new dietitian professional resource blog, the Dietitian Download! Ever since we launched our company four years ago, we've dreamed about this moment. And although our work the past few years has centered around providing rewarding RD career opportunities, engaging with the like-minded professionals, and building our company brand and client base, we've always wanted to do more. We've wanted to give back to you, the dietitian community. One of the ways we've envisioned fulfilling this was to create a space where the dietitians can come to find career and educational resources.




What you will find here are the latest food and nutrition news, evidenced-b...