TOP 10 Reasons for Consulting RNDs

Here are just a few of the reasons people seek out the expertise of Registered Nutritionist-Dietitians for science-based advice.

Having diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure. A registered nutritionist-dietitian serves as an integral part of a health-care team by helping safely change client’s eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.

Caring for an aging parent or relative. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can help with food and drug interaction, proper hydration, special diets for hypertension and changing taste buds for aging parents.

Having digestive problems. A registered nutritionist-dietitian will work with your physician to help fine-tune your diet so as not to aggravate your condition with fried foods, too much caffeine or carbonation.

Needing to gain or lose weight. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a restricted-calorie eating plan plus regular physical activity for weight loss while allowing client to still eat all favorite foods.

Wanting to eat smarter. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can help you sort through misinformation; learn how to read labels at the supermarket; discover that healthy cooking is inexpensive; and learn how to eat out without ruining your eating plan and how to resist workplace temptations.

Wanting to improve your performance in sports. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can help you set goals to achieve results — whether you are running a marathon, swimming, jogging or engaging in athletics.

Pregnant or trying to get pregnant. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can help make sure you get nutrients like folate, especially during the first three months of pregnancy, lowering your newborn’s risk for neural tube or spinal cord defects.

Needing guidance and confidence for breastfeeding your baby. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can help make sure you’re getting enough iron, vitamin D, fluoride, and B vitamins for you and your infant.

Having a teenager with issues on food and eating healthfully. A registered nutritionist-dietitian can assist with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and overweight issues.

Needing to feed family with healthier foods but you do not cook. A registered dietitian who has special culinary skills can teach you how to cook in a simple, convenient way.

 

Modified from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics