RD Day – March 13th, 2013

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 is truly a special day for all Registered Dietitians across the country receives appreciation and praise for all the work they do in the areas of nutrition and dietetics.  This year Denine Rogers Rd, Ld had a interview with the RDManagerProfile.com  website  in celebration of Rd’s across  the county.    RDManagerProfile.com website is created and is maintained by a graduate of Kansas State University’s distance dietetics program.   Check out this:  Denine Rogers

Denine Rogers is also next month  will speak at the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit  from April 12-14, 2013 at Emory University, School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.  Come by to the event and check out the website: http://ghhs2013.org/ !
DIABETES –  THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC
Denine Rogers
TOPIC: Global Health – Diabetes
Everyone knows that HIV/AIDS is taking a toll in Africa but not everyone knows that Diabetes is of similar magnitude silently claiming as many deaths (3.8 million) per year. Denine Rogers Rd, Ld, was invited to go to the International Diabetes Conference in 2006 at Cape Town, South Africa, with the African-American Specialty Practice Group of American Association of Diabetes Educators.  This presentation is a documentary of her time at the conference, her chance to do donate supplies to the local townships and discuss about diabetes global epidemic.

But what is RD day?

Here is a quote from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Registered Dietitian Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) to increase the awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.  The first Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated in 2008.  The Academy’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 73,000 members, the Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of Academy members are registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered.

So this week for RD Day, tell your Registered Dietitian that you appreciate them for all the hard work that they do.  Please check out what other fellow RD’s are doing to in the food and nutrition profession at these excellent websites:  www.aroundtheplate.org  and  http://www.eatright.org/NNM

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