8 Reasons National Nutrition Month MattersMar 26, 2019
- Empower yourself to choose healthy foods that nourish your body. It’s not about the scale, it’s about your overall health, physically & mentally.
- A Registered Dietitian is the food and nutrition expert. A Registered Dietitian provides nutrition advice based on research to optimize your health.
- A Registered Dietitian has a Bachelor of Science and has completed an extensive Dietetic Internship. Anyone can simply refer to themselves as a “Nutritionist”. Be careful whose advice you are taking.
- All foods fit! Include a variety of healthful foods from all food groups on a regular basis. Keep it simple!
- A healthy lifestyle doesn’t just include healthy eating, but also includes regular exercise. Try to get active every day for at least 30 minutes doing something you love.
- Be aware of food safety guidelines to avoid foodborne illness. Check out foodsafety.gov for more information.
- Excess weight gain, overweight, obesity, and physical inactivity account for the escalating rates of type 2 Diabetes worldwide. Diabetes leads to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, & infections.
- Know your benefits. Most health insurances will cover for you to see a dietitian to manage or prevent chronic diseases.
Written by Anna Bailey MS, RD, LD and Kathryn Justice MS, RD, LD.
Anna Bailey MS, RDN, LDN – Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Nutrition from UAB. Anna began her career here at Brookwood in January 2018!
Kathryn Justice MS, RDN, LDN – Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from The University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Nutrition from UAB. She has been an RD for nearly 4 years with 1¾ years of service at Brookwood.