Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy National Nutrition Month® and Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! #eatrightNJ #RDchat #RDNday #NNM @rutgersalumni @eatright @kidseatright

March celebrates National Nutrition Month®
and Happy
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

We do have a day for everything, don't we? I wanted to share a Happy RDN Day with you today, especially since I'm a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designated today, March 14th as National RDN day. 

One of the happiest days of my life was when I found out I was accepted to a dietetic internship at South Jersey Healthcare - now renamed, Inspira Health Network. 

I am grateful to all the dietitians who mentored me and who continue to inspire me. I am grateful to my nutrition and health teachers at Rutgers New Brunswick. They guided me on the competitive path to becoming a Registered Dietitian.

For me, this RDN day is in memory of Barbara Tangel, RDN who was an assistant teaching Professor and my advisor and mentor at Rutgers. She was the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director. She passed away Jan. 21, which made me so sad. I feel like so many important people in my life have died much too soon. She was only 67.

Our time on this earth is much too short. RIP Professor Tangel.

3 key messages about what RDNs do, featured on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists use their nutrition expertise to help people make personalized, positive diet and lifestyle changes.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities and in research and private practice.
Happy RDN Day! Happy NNM Month!
Many blessings for good health and happiness to you and your family!
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