For Sound Nutrition Information
The best and most knowledgeable health care
professional to seek out for sound nutrition information is a registered
dietitian. A registered dietitian is ready, willing, and able to provide a
custom-designed lifelong eating plan just for you.
Need help lowering your cholesterol? You've come to the
right place if you picked a registered dietitian. Sound science-based
information is what you get whether you have a cholesterol problem; weight
problem; high blood pressure; or just want to eat more healthfully.
Registered dietitians separate facts from fads, and they
translate the latest scientific breakthroughs into information you can
use. RDs evaluate all aspects of your life: what you’re currently
eating; your exercise level; your daily schedule; and medical history. An
RD develops a plan that gets you where you want to be.
Whether you're seeking counseling on your own or follow
up from a doctor's referral, make the most of your time with a qualified
Some tips to know when consulting a registered
|Have a medical check-up first
|Share your goals
|Forget miracles or magic bullets
|Tell them about dietary supplements you're taking --
|Be prepared to answer medication, diet and food
|For weight counseling or sports nutrition, expect to
have your weight and body composition checked
|Ask for clarification
|Be specific with your questions
|Keep careful eating records -- if you're asked
|Involve your family
|Follow up as advised
|Stick with it!
Everyone has a different lifestyle, so it's important to
work with an individual to develop a plan suited for their life. That's
the benefit of seeing a registered dietitian.
With nearly 70,000 members, the Chicago-based American
Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and
nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal
nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its
National Nutrition Month®
presented by the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, ADA’s
public education center – providing objective food and nutrition
For more information on how to reach a registered
dietitian in your area call 1-800-366-1655.
Commandments of Good Nutrition. Thou shalt............
February 06, 2008
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