03/13/2019 - In celebration of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and in honor of 2019 National Nutrition Month®, we asked our members to share "How does your work help to solve the greatest food and nutrition challenges now and in the future?"
From more than 90 thoughtful and inspirational testimonials from Academy members that confirm and support the value of RDN services, the winner of the 2019 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day contest is Regina Ragone, MS, RD, of Lynbrook, New York:
"Given today's interest in all things food, consumers are savvier and more confused than ever. RDNs are in the perfect position to guide them through this new food terrain so that they can make good choices every day. People are desperately trying to balance their food wants and needs: They want to cook more, make better nutritional decisions and be mindful of the larger social issues, like food waste. RDNs also have the knowledge to simplify today’s complex foodscape, showing consumers how to plan and prepare their meals to improve their family's health while preserving the planet’s precious resources."
Regina was featured on an electronic banner that appeared over New York City's Times Square on Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day–March 13.
Regina is a culinary nutrition communications specialist who plans and executes communications programs for health and wellness brands. She's held executive positions with public relations firms and national magazines such as Family Circle, Prevention and Ladies Home Journal.
Thank you to Regina Ragone and to all registered dietitian nutritionists for everything you do to help improve the nutritional health of Americans and people around the world through food and nutrition.