Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy RD Day to Me!

You know, I never really had a "day" devoted to me other than my birthday. I'm not a Mom, Dad, teacher, secretary, or Veteran and thus have never had the privilege. Well now I do! Last year was the first annual Registered Dietitian Day! I know it's exciting, but please get ahold of yourself. The thing is, last year, I wasn't a Dietitian yet; now I am, so I'm celebrating like it's 1999! OK, I'm not really celebrating, I just had the urge to write that, so I did.
This glorious holiday falls in March because it is National Nutrition Month. Each year, there is a theme, and this year it is simply "Eat Right." Sounds simple and really is simple if you are willing to dedicate yourself to making lifestyle changes that benefit your health both now and in the future. Here are some key components to a healthy, balanced eating plan (we try not to say diet because it tends to foster negative thoughts):
  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

You can read more about Eating Right at The link that I've provided takes you to a page discussing the Key Messages from this year's National Nutrition Month. You can also navigate around the site to find more fun and useful info.

Well, I guess I better go get started on my day.
I feel like a princess....

TOTALLY KIDDING! But do you like my tiara?

Have a good one!


  1. i dont think you know how cool you really are. and i'm sorry but it doesnt look like you have a tiara on your head, it looks more like a row of candles. neways, call me, i wanna hear all about that ufc.

  2. wow national RD day, who knew?! i just applied to graduate nutrition program so maybe someday soon i'll be able to celebrate also! i'll def have to get one of those awesome crowns you got there haha. have a good night!

  3. Heather- haha you are exactly right; it does look like candles! But do you have any idea of how hard it is to "paint" a tiara? It's hard, and for some reson I couldn't think of the best way to do it!

    Jordan- Oh that's awesome! I'm not sure if I am doing grad school yet; I'm waiting to see where I end up working and if I need it..I hope you get in the program you want!