Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Dietitian's Day!

Today is the 3rd anniversary of Dietitian's Day - Here's what Dietitians of Canada has to say about Registered Dietitians (RDs):

Dietitians…
The smart choice for advice on healthy eating
• Dietitians are ONE OF A KIND; they have the distinct ability to translate the complex
science of nutrition into practical solutions for you on healthy eating and disease
prevention and treatment
• Dietitians are UNIQUELY TRAINED to advise you on food, healthy eating and nutrition.
They have a degree in food and nutrition, from an accredited university
• Dietitians must be MEMBERS OF A PROVINCIAL REGULATORY BODY in order to
practice. This ensures the public that they are receiving nutrition advice from a
qualified professional
• Dietitians WORK WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK AND PLAY – in health departments, hospitals,
health and wellness centres, food companies and universities, to name just a few
• For good reason, when it comes to food and nutrition advice, Canadians TRUST
dietitians most.

In Saskatchewan, you can access a dietitian and get answers to your nutrition questions until
April 27 in a new and exciting way. Ask A Dietitian is a service that provides Saskatchewan
residents the opportunity to connect with a registered dietitian (RD) who can help make sense of
various nutrition topics for all ages, whether it is about feeding your family, reading labels, food
safety, where to go for nutrition counseling on chronic diseases and much more. This two month
pilot project is funded by the Dietitians of Canada (DC) and the Saskatchewan Dietitians
Association (SDA).

SK residents are able to access the service by calling 1-800-905-0970 or emailing
askadietitian.sk@gmail.com. In addition, March is Nutrition Month so check out
www.facebook.com/askadietitianSK for updates or follow Ask A Dietitian on Twitter
at https://twitter.com/#!/askadietitiansk for daily nutrition tips. You can also sign up, along with
hundreds of other SK people, to receive the nutrition myth of the day email for the month of
March.  Steph played an important role in bringing Nutrition Month back to SK, have you taken part in our 5 week challenge?  The challenges run until April 6, so there's still time!

Celebrate the RD in your life today!
Steph (Wheler) Langdon, RD
something nutrishus counselling & coaching
www.nutrishus.com

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