Monday, November 03, 2008
What’s it like to be a….Registered Dietitian?
My job title is: Registered Dietitian (RD)
My actual position is: Coordinator of Corporate Wellness & Sustainability
What does a normal day look like? Is it consistent throughout the year? If youíve had this position for a while, how have things changed?
My position as a Registered Dietitian for a food service management company is somewhat unique. I travel to around the country and provide nutrition education, menu, sanitation, and sustainability planning for my companyís accounts. My position has changed quite a bit since I took it six years ago. As environmental concerns have gained attention, many companies were called to action, including mine. I became the coordinator of our sustainability program, which was a big challenge as this wasnít exactly part of the curriculum when I attended school. Iíve learned that the environment and nutrition are even more intrinsically linked than I originally thought and that has greatly influenced how I look at food and nutrition.