On blogs and social media, you run into a lot of different acronyms. I get a lot of questions about the letters after people's names, such as RDN, CNS, CNSC, and CDE.
You might be wondering, "What do these mean? Which professional is the right one for me? Can I trust them?"
I'll help you sort through these questions...
But first, you want to know the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian, visit my previous post on that topic. What do these acronyms mean?
excited when I got my hands on Sam Turnbull’s new cookbook, Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food
Favorites, Veganized. Sam is the blogger behind It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken.
starts with an introduction, as any good cookbook author should. What makes her
introduction unique is how personable she is in it. I just
pulled another vegetarian cookbook off my shelf for comparison. It dives right
into the fact that studies show diets containing fruits, vegetables, and whole
grains are nutritious. Boring. There is no mention of who the author is.
the other hand, is completely honest about who she is. She’s not a dietitian
and doesn’t have a bachelor’s in culinary arts. But her introduction still
makes me relate to her and trust her.
Like many vegans, Sam used to eat
animal products and thought it might be hard to go vegan. Sam says, “I soon
discovered that any meal could be made vegan, and with a few clever tweaks, a
large spice cabinet, and a das…
This blog usually focuses on food. But there’s so much more
to health and wellness than that.
As a Registered Dietitian, I recognize that and often play
the role of “wellness coach,” helping people find the resources they need.
I also am often part of an interdisciplinary team a.k.a. a health care team. Health care professionals don't work alone. We work together and know when to refer clients (patients) to other professionals.
So, even though I can't treat your mental health directly, I can direct you those who can...