Today, March 14th, is Registered Dietitian (RD) Day in the US. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) commemorates the RD day to promote the Registered Dietitian as the food and nutrition expert that can help people to live better lives through good nutrition. The first RD day was celebrated in March 2008, while the National Nutrition Month ® (NNM) started in 1973 as a nutrition week and then became a month long in 1980. This year the theme for the NNM was “Get your Plate in Shape”. You can find educational materials (both in English and Spanish) from the NNM here .
The Academy developed these RD Day key messages directed to the public and the media:
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