Monday, March 2, 2009

Where do you get your nutrition advice???

March is National Nutrition Month! Seek out the advice of a nutrition professional for the advice you crave!

After reading a post by fellow dietitian and friend, Robin Plotkin (
www.RobinPlotkin.Blogspot.com) about where people seek out nutrition information I was saddened. Majority of people use the internet to get their nutrition advice. I realize the ease behind searching information on the internet, because I use it all the time. The worry I have is whether or not people are searching out the best sources. Here are some quick tips for your next internet search regarding scientific information:
1. Search under Google Scholar
2. Look for websites that end in .org, .edu, .gov
3. Find website that are not trying to sell you a nutrition product
4. Type in dietitian with your search to find an article written by or reviewed by a nutrition expert
5. Lastly, find an RD blog and post the question to an expert
Thankfully, I have noticed more of my friends and family seeking me out with nutrition questions since beginning this blog. I am here for you, and would love suggestions on future blog topics. My hope is that before you click that mouse and begin your next search about nutrition you seek me out first!
Happy National Nutrition Month! Check out the American Dietetic Association at
www.EatRight.Org

4 comments:

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Great post Rebecca

Dietitian for Hire said...

Great post Rebecca

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