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 your demo may only be 30-45 minutes, it is d...


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 personally and professionally rewarding. While yo...


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 are on the morning news again talking about fi...


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 are on the morning news again talking about fi...


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

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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-based nutrition science and best practices, ...