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March 2019: National Nutrition Month

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
03/12/19  10:04 AM PST
National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Since 1980 the Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics (AND) has celebrated Nutrition for the entire month of March. This month is used to highlight the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and consistent physical activity.

The focus of this year’s National Nutrition Month is: “To increase the public’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition and position registered dietitian nutritionists as the authorities in nutrition.” Kick-start your new healthy lifestyle this month with help from AND:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Also celebrated this month is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN or RD) Day to increase awareness of the profession. Thus, on the second Wednesday of every March RDNs and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians (NDTRs) are recognized as paramount members of the a medical team as food and nutrition experts.

To acknowledge RDNs use #RegisteredDietitianNutritionistDay on social media!

Shield HealthCare’s Commitment to Your Health

Shield recognizes the value of Registered Dietitians and the expertise they offer. As a part of your well-rounded medical team, our RDNs help keep you healthy by closing the gap in nutrition care between hospital and home. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are able to:

  • Translate nutrition evidence into expert patient care
  • Instruct you and your loved ones how to use feeding tube supplies and formula
  • Explain your nutrition prescription and regimen
  • Monitor your tolerance and troubleshoot issues related to tube feeding
  • Provide helpful tips and resources on nutrition and tube feeding
  • Ensure you or your loved one is meeting nutrition goals
  • Complete nutrition assessments for your medical team

Learn how to find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist near you.

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