National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is a holiday on which the contributions and efforts of registered dietitians are celebrated. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) spend every day helping their patients with the right diet to ensure that they have the best nutrition for optimal health. These nutrition and food experts work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, sports facilities, and schools.

They help their patients with meal planning, tracking their health goals, and providing nutritional counseling. It’s the dedication and hard work of RDNs that help people manage their diseases better, develop healthier lifestyles, and meet their health goals. That’s why they’re celebrated with this holiday on the second Wednesday of March every year.

The History of National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

This holiday was created by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in 2008. They created this holiday to raise awareness about the importance of RDNs and the critical work they do in helping people lead healthy lives.

Observing National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

There are many ways for people to observe this holiday, but the most important thing a person can do on this day is to thank an RDN who has helped them reach a health goal. They can also take the time to learn more about registered dietitian nutritionists and the work they do.

For RDNs who want to observe this holiday, they can donate some of their time to speak at a job fair and share their knowledge and experience with the public. It’s also a day on which RDNs and people who aren’t RDNs can use the hashtag #RegisteredDietitianDay on their social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday or simply to give a shout-out to other RDNs who are putting in the hard work.

Another way for people to observe this holiday is by taking the time to follow RDN guidelines. These guidelines can help a person improve their diet and their health and live a longer life.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 13 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
March 12 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
March 8 Wednesday
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