March 14, 2012

The Real Nutrition Experts

Dietetic Interns celebrated "Registered Dietitian" day today at the hospital.  By individual writing thank-you notes and treating the dietitians to snacks during their weekly meeting, we wanted to acknowledge the work they do all year.  In honor of this special day, the hospital sent an email to all employees.  Here it is to share with you:

Today, March 14, 2012 is RD Day – the day we recognize Registered Dietitians as the food and nutrition experts. 

Everyone knows to call a plumber to fix a leaky faucet, yet people take advice from anonymous strangers on the internet on how to lose weight or manage a chronic disease. Registered Dietitians have the education, training, experience, and passion to turn nutrition research and knowledge into practical information to help people heal, promote health, and prevent disease. 

At Hines, you’ll find dietitians helping our Veteran patients everywhere – in the ICUs, the Community Based Outpatient Clinics, the Community Living Center, in food service management, the MOVE! program and other outpatient clinics, on inpatient medical and surgical wards, and in home-based primary care. Their expertise and dedication make a real difference in the lives of our patients. 

I am happy to help celebrate the people who dedicate their lives to helping others through nutrition and am very proud that I'll be celebrating this special day as an "RD" myself next year.....


1 comment:

  1. Is there some kind of dark humor to the fact that RD day falls on Pie Day??
    Da Other Mom