Happy Registered Dietitian’s Day! March is National Nutrition Month and today is the day we celebrate dietitian’s commitment to improving lives through good nutrition. So don’t forget to hug a dietitian today! P.S. I accept virtual hugs.
1. Everyone wants to be healthy (some just don’t know it yet).
2. Correcting people is dumb.
3. Small, consistent changes are the most powerful.
4. Listening > Talking
5. It’s okay to be wrong.
In the past six years, my view on many nutrition topics has evolved. When I graduated with my degree in nutrition, I used splenda in my coffee, often packed Lean Cuisines for lunch and couldn’t tell you the first thing about our food choices and sustainability. Looking back, I cringe a bit. One of the main issues I see with dietitians today is that we’re often scared of new information, especially if it doesn’t fit in with what we think to be true. But nutrition is a new and evolving field of science, and that’s what makes it so fascinating and dynamic. Being able to say you were wrong really means you’re still learning. And that, my friends, is a good thing.
Are you a new or practicing dietitian? What are some of the lessons you’ve learned?