As a casual dietitian (actually, as a casual in ANY profession), it becomes a nerve racking time of year once fall arrives. You become used to working a TON in the summer and becoming a hot commodity in the work place since full time dietitians are disappearing on vacations. As September approaches, we're on a … Continue reading Walking into the unknown..
I stumbled upon this from a fellow RD(t) a couple months ago and thought it was a GENIUS idea! How can we cut down on food waste and prevent companies from chucking out perfectly good produce that are rejected for the sole purpose of the fact it's pretty darn ugly? Some people use the reasoning … Continue reading Nutrition Finds – Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables
Eva asks: Do you ever get disrespected as an RD? Disrespected may not be my word of choice, but I have had a couple moments (especially at a Dietetic intern) when my thoughts, opinions and recommendations for a patient were not taken the best by individuals in the team. Every physician and interdisciplinary team member … Continue reading Q&A – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
The past week was QUITE the challenging one. I have been pretty keen since I started working as an RD(t) at the end of June this year, making sure my Manager is aware of areas of practice I'm interested in and seeking more challenging relief/workload areas to cover. During my interview, I let my manager … Continue reading A challenging week and finding my niche!
Question from Sarah: I dont specifically know what it's like to be a clinical RD, I tried to google it but didn't get any good details. can you describe what your typical day is like? Awesome question! Whether you're a casual RD covering for workload, ward coverage when a RD isn't available, or if you're … Continue reading Q&A – What do clinical RDs do?
As dietitians, label reading is a big part of nutrition counseling, explaining to clients/patients what the labels mean, ingredient lists and ordering, % daily value, etc etc etc. Many times, all the numbers and percents, ingredients and portion sizing, and labels as a whole can be pretty darn confusing. Some of the new (and super … Continue reading Nutrition Finds – NEW changes to food labelling