Friday, August 24, 2012

Dietitians get closer to food!

and what their patients/clients/shoppers are really eating! And on the front page of the on-line version of the New York Times no less!! 

I don't ever expect all RDs to become farmers like I have, but it is heartening to see RDs out of the hospitals and into the community helping real people make real decisions about what foods to eat that actually promote health.

My hat's off to Hy-Vee and other grocery stores that have in-house RDs who can make specific food recommendations (not just general food guidelines made by a 'wellness advisor' as is being initiated at a large natural food store chain) to people because of their extensive training in bringing together a person's medical history with current nutritional needs.

It seems like a no-brainer to me (and no different than needing at least one RD in every cancer treatment facility). Have you used the expertise of an RD at a grocery store? I would be interested to know your experience. Please feel free to comment!

Cultivating your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row,
Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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