Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Where Do Registered Dietitians Work?

One of my passions is helping people. I also love teaching, and these two things are combined in my being a dietitians. Registered Dietitians (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) can work in many settings: hospitals, schools, dialysis centers, outpatient clinics, schools, college sports teams, professional sports teams, research, food service, and in so many other settings.

I work primarily as a clinical dietitian. In other words, my primary work setting is a hospital.
In an outpatient (aka not in the hospital) setting, I counsel and educate patients in a clinic similar to your doctor's office. 

I also work in academia as an adjunct professor teaching collegiate courses. I currently teach two, 1,000-level courses in Basic Human Nutrition. I will also be teaching Life Cycle Nutrition I and II this Fall and Spring! I love teaching; my favorite part of teaching is that "light-bulb" moment where everything clicks and makes sense. I also enjoy helping preparing dietetic students and dietetic interns for the future careers in dietetics.

There is a lot of misinformation about nutrition, so I work to help people understand the basic of nutrition and how it relates to their health. In my career, I have had the opportunity to work ins several different areas including pediatrics, nephrology, diabetes, general nutrition, critical care, clinical, and higher education. As a RD, I also have the opportunity to help people every day by teaching them bout good nutrition. My hope is to help and encourage people to become healthier by making small, healthy changes to their diet and lifestyle choices.

My goal for this blog is to provide valid, science-based nutrition information that can be used in real life. I will also provide cooking tips and recipes for healthy living. And, you'll get a little slice of my life as a dietitian.

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