Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

First celebrated in 2008, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDNs) Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutrition status of Americans and people around the world. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, celebrated each year on the second Wednesday in March, was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, completed an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited supervised practice program, passed a national examination, and completed continuing professional educational requirements. Registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients, clients, and communities. Dietitians can help patients lose weight, manage food allergies, treat diet-related chronic diseases, aid with malnutrition or insufficient intake, educate you on reading and understanding food labels, and answer any additional questions related to food and diet. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make personalized, positive lifestyles changes.

Community Health Alliance’s Dietitians

Heidi Kinsinger is our dietitian and nutritionist for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC). She received her master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Heidi has a passion for the issue of hunger and healthy, moderate diets for all.

Brianna Bosson is our registered dietitian-community outpatient for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Brianna received her master’s degree in human nutrition from California State University in North Ridge. She has an interest in food insecurity and diabetes, and a personal food philosophy that focuses on using nutrition as a tool to optimize our health status while still maintaining a healthy and positive relationship with food.

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