January 23, 2018
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
In reporting on the results of your recent medical exam, Dr. Ronny Jackson noted that he planned to consult a nutritionist as part of your ongoing health care plan. As the 2017-2018 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, I strongly encourage Dr. Jackson to seek the unequalled services of a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Through our education and training, RDNs specialize in translating nutrition science into practical advice. It is no understatement to say we help change people's lives for the better – especially a person with a life as complex as yours, and a job as stressful as that of President of the United States.
Congress and federal health agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have recognized that RDNs' expertise in nutrition and its impact on health is more extensive than any other health profession. I am certain that Dr. Jackson is aware of the role RDNs play in the health of those who serve in our government and military.
Many highly qualified RDNs work in health care positions in the federal government, and any would be honored to work with Dr. Jackson and you to optimize your nutritional health. It would be my pleasure to collaborate with Dr. Jackson to arrange for an RDN to meet with him, and his team, to discuss how an RDN – and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a whole – could be of service to you.
Thank you very much for your time and attention, and I wish you the best of health!
Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND
Cc: Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, MD
Board of Directors
Donna S Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND
Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND
Jo Jo Dantone-DeBarbieris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND
Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Margaret Garner, MS, RDN, LD, CIC, FAND
Chair, Academy Foundation
Martin M Yadrick, MBI, MS, RDN, FAND
Speaker, House of Delegates
Dianne K Polly, JD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates Marcy Kyle, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND
Past Speaker, House of Delegates
Linda T Farr, RDN, LD, FAND
Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD
Susan Brantley, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSD
Michele Delille Lites, RD, CSO, FAND
Tamara Randall, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND
Kevin Sauer, PhD, RND, LD, FAND
Milton Stokes, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
Kevin Concannon, MSW
Steven A Miranda, SPHR, GPHR
Chief Executive Officer
Patricia M Babjak, GSLIS