National Nutrition Month continues and today also happens to be National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day! Yipee! Gotta love a holiday promoting my favorite profession :)
To celebrate NNM, and in lieu of this months' individual athlete spotlight, I decided to highlight a few dietitians from around the region who are athletes and/or sports RD's (with the inclusion of a few RD's "2 Be" also :) These are some lovely ladies who are putting their knowledge to the test in utilizing nutrition to maximize their own athletic outcomes. Furthermore, they are sharing their passion with others to spread the message that nutrition IS a BIG deal! Thank you ladies for promoting the dietetics profession in your own unique ways, displaying maximum girl power in your personal pursuit of excellence and serving as a role model by "practicing what you preach."
The question I asked everyone was:
How has being a RDN changed your perspective towards being an athlete or benefited your athletic endeavors?
Enjoy their responses below and be sure to check out their personal blogs/websites too!
P.S. Jennifer's motto is "Be Brave, Do things that scare you but make you happy," which I absolutely LOVE!
Lindsay Livingston, RD
Crossfit Competitor, Freelance Writer & Author of the blog The Lean Green Bean (among other things!) theleangreenbean.com
And at the suggestion of a friend, I am including my response too :)
Happy National RDN Day!!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and endurance athlete residing in southwest Virginia alongside her husband and dog. Through this blog she aims to share favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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