Nutrition Communications

Role of the RD in Nutrition Communications

There is a lot of bad nutrition information out there. We are all too familiar with folks with little formal education in nutrition (or science for that matter) touting the latest fad diet on Instagram. These messages are damaging to your wallet and self confidence at best, and downright dangerous in some cases.

I am interested in the role that the registered dietitian plays in promoting sound nutrition advice that combats against fear-mongering nutrition trolls. I conducted my fieldwork with a nationally recognized media dietitian to see how dietitians formulate messages for the media that are both scientifically accurate and catchy. 

Read more about what media dietitians do here. I am completing a research paper and presentation on the role of the dietitian in nutrition communications, and will upload those documents in late April 2018.