2/28/11

March - National Nutrition Month!

Happy National Nutrition Month!!!
Wow-a whole month dedicated to nutrition. I am one happy "RD" in training.

Check out this site for a list of Good Nutrition Reads
http://www.eatright.org/gnrl/

Also, check out eatright.org/nnm/ for lots of great tools and tips to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

As a future RD, I feel compelled to post the following. I can't believe in less than 8 weeks I will be eligible for the National RD exam and will one day (hopefully mid-summer) be part of this elite group of professionals:
Who is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices
Trust a Registered Dietitian
When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease— rely on qualified professionals in the field.
Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized
nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use. A
registered dietitian can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.
RD=Expert
Registered dietitians know the science of nutrition. They have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected,
accredited colleges and universities.
Looking for a Registered Dietitian?
When you need trusted, accurate, timely and practical nutrition advice, seek the services of a registered dietitian.
To find a registered dietitian in your area, visit www.eatright.org and click on “Find a Registered Dietitian.”

I just have to share my super delicious and refreshing carrot, ginger and pineapple slaw...YUM!! BTW-it's packed with anti-inflammatory foods!!


Carrot, Ginger, Pineapple Slaw
Equal parts shredded carrots, chopped pineapple and shredded green delicious apple (about 1 cup each)
2-3 tsp shaved raw ginger
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. mix together and refrigerate