Today is Registered Dietitians Day. Perhaps you have an RD on staff – if so be sure to give them a nod - maybe pass on this special, just for them: Celebrating Registered Dietitians with 20 percent off.) If you don’t have an RD in your school, you might want to think of the services they might provide.
Registered dietitians work in a wide variety of settings throughout the community, including:
- Public health clinics
- Nursing homes
- Fitness centers
- Food management
- Food industry
- Private practice
The majority of RDs work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy, as part of medical teams), often in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health care facilities. In addition, a large number of registered dietitians work in community and public health settings and academia and research. A growing number of registered dietitians work with food and nutrition industry and business, journalism, sports nutrition, corporate wellness programs and other non-traditional work settings.