Jamila Rene MS, RDN – No Nonsense Nutritionist

PROLOGUE: When I created my Guilt-Free RD® name and tagline, and started sharing my philosophy, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from other RDs and I knew I’d struck a cord with like-minded dietitians. That sparked an idea for a new way to interview, share and promote dietitians, their brands and their services. My traditional dietitian interviews are longer and more focused on sharing communications tips and tricks as well as the interviewee’s career journey. In contrast, these interviews will be shorter and more focused on the RD’s food philosophy. I hope you enjoy them and will contact me to share YOUR food philosophy!

Spotlight On: Joanne Rinker

PROLOGUE: I met Joanne at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting in Indianapolis when she received the AADE Outstanding Diabetes Educator of the Year Award for 2013. She is most deserving of this prestigious award and I am thrilled to share my interview with her. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed meeting Joanne and learning about the work she’s doing in the field of diabetes and beyond!

Ruth Frechman MA, RDN, CPT

PROLOGUE: When I created my Guilt-Free RD® name and tagline, and started sharing my philosophy, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from other RDs and I knew I’d struck a cord with like-minded dietitians. That sparked an idea for a new way to interview, share and promote dietitians, their brands and their services. My traditional dietitian interviews are longer and more focused on sharing communications tips and tricks as well as the interviewee’s career journey. In contrast, these interviews will be shorter and more focused on the RD’s food philosophy. I hope you enjoy them and will contact me to share YOUR food philosophy!

When Diabetes Hits Close to Home – The Journey Begins

One of the most fulfilling aspects of being a dietitian and certified diabetes educator is helping people with diabetes become enlightened and empowered to take charge of their diabetes and their health. It is so rewarding to help people and find solutions and discover ways to get support for their diabetes self-management goals. There’s such a “fear factor” when it comes to diabetes, but with some patience, troubleshooting and support, people with diabetes can break away from the fear and embrace steps toward better health. Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m sharing my Guilt-Free RD approach to diabetes management, along with my personal relationship with it.

Halloween Candy: Trick…or Treat?

With Halloween right around the corner many parents are wondering – how much candy is okay for your little ones to be gobblin’ up? Well, as the Guilt-Free RD, and a mom, AND a candy-lover – I’d like to share some tips for sweet success.  

Monica Lebre MS, RDN, LDN

PROLOGUE: When I created my Guilt-Free RD® name and tagline, and started sharing my philosophy, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from other RDs and I knew I’d struck a cord with like-minded dietitians. That sparked an idea for a new way to interview, share and promote dietitians, their brands and their services. My traditional dietitian interviews are longer and more focused on sharing communications tips and tricks as well as the interviewee’s career journey. In contrast, these interviews will be shorter and more focused on the RD’s food philosophy. I hope you enjoy them and will contact me to share YOUR food philosophy!

Should YOU Speak for FREE?! Advice from the RD Experts

PROLOGUE: No matter what setting you work in, chances are you have been asked at least once (if not on a regular basis) to speak to groups on nutrition….for FREE. What should you do? Say yes and give your expertise away, or say no and miss out on an opportunity to help the public eat healthier and possibly even an opportunity for career growth?

Rebel Dietitians: Kait Fortunato, RD, LD and Dana Magee, RD, LD

PROLOGUE: When I created my Guilt-Free RD® name and tagline, and started sharing my philosophy, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from other RDs and I knew I’d struck a cord with like-minded dietitians. That sparked an idea for a new way to interview, share and promote dietitians, their brands and their services. My traditional dietitian interviews are longer and more focused on sharing communications tips and tricks as well as the interviewee’s career journey. In contrast, these interviews will be shorter and more focused on the RD’s food philosophy. I hope you enjoy them and will contact me to share YOUR food philosophy!

A “Fresh” Perspective on Hunger

PROLOGUE: It’s back-to-school time and summer is winding down, but Farmer’s Markets are still in full swing. Since September is Hunger Action Month, it’s a great time to tell you about how my daughter Sarah and I help feed those in need by picking up fresh produce donations from our local farmer’s market. And it’s a great opportunity for Sarah to write a guest post!

What’s in a Name?

What Exactly IS a Dietitian, Anyway? Have you worked hard to get to where you are in your career? School, internship, practical experience, continuing education? Do people understand what your job entails on a day-to-day basis? Or do you sometimes feel like Rodney Dangerfield when he said “I don’t get no respect!”?

Judy Barbe: Showstopper!

PROLOGUE: I first met Judy about 10 years ago when we were both working for the dairy council (in different states/regions – Judy in Wyoming and me in Chicago). I’ve enjoyed keeping in touch with her and meeting up at various conferences over the years, and am especially excited to share her interview (and the awesome projects she’s working on) with you!

Yvette Quantz: Supporting Role and Creative Soul

PROLOGUE: I met Yvette through networking at FNCE and through the fabulous NE DPG. I always admired her business expertise, her unique niche, and especially her desire to share information and support other RDs. If you aren’t already familiar with Yvette, let me introduce you!

My Guilt-Free RD® Philosophy (Hakuna Matata)

I’m the Guilt-Free RD®. Because food shouldn’t make you feel bad. Since 1993, I’ve worked as a dietitian in many different settings (ranging from treatment to prevention) with many different types of patients and clients (including weight management, diabetes, eating disorders, heart health, maternal and child nutrition, and more). The common thread throughout my career, and in fact, the primary reason I became a dietitian, was to help people:

Getting the Close Up: Zooming in on Brands & Industry – Part 2

PROLOGUE: Welcome to Part 2 of this post where we continue the conversation about RDs working with brands and industry. Be sure to check out Part 1! The “food industry” seems to have a negative connotation lately, and in this age of disclosure, transparency and criticism over corporate sponsorship, I wanted to talk with some of the RDs who are out there working with brands and industry. What do they want us to know about their role in nutrition communications and the food industry? What advice do they have for RDs who want to work in this capacity? What tips and takeaways do they have for us? Read on for some valuable information from some of the best in the biz!

Getting the Close-Up: Zooming in on Brands & Industry – Part 1

PROLOGUE: I just ended my 3-year term as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and now have my sights set on working as a consultant to the food industry, working with various food companies, brands and commodity organizations. (In case you didn’t know, the Academy has a policy that states, among other things, that an Academy Spokesperson must avoid any conflict of interest, including being a media spokesperson for or endorsing any company, product or service). As a former supermarket dietitian and a former dairy council dietitian, I have experience working with brands and industry – and that experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Yet, the “food industry” seems to have a negative connotation lately, and in this age of disclosure, transparency and criticism over corporate sponsorship, I wanted to talk with some of the RDs who are out there working with brands and industry. What do they want us to know about their role in nutrition communications and the food industry? What advice do they…

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