Meet a Few of my Favorite RD Bloggers

March 13, 2013
Carrot and hummus roll

Carrot and hummus roll-not your average carrot snack!

I’m pretty sure it’s not a national holiday anywhere, but Wednesday May 13 is National RD (Registered Dietitan) Day, and since I AM one of those, it’s time to celebrate! You may not think celebration and “dietitian” go in the same thought, but I hope you will re-consider.  As a dietitian, I may not be your favorite dinner guest because you are afraid I will be counting your calories as you eat. Guess what? I don’t, and I never will.  (That’s another blog!) Often someone finds out I am a dietitian, and immediately begins a penitent food confession over the last 24 hours.  Even a stranger.  Guess what? Not necessary, and in fact, I will simply smile and help you change the subject.  I can’t speak for every dietitian out there, but being a dietitian doesn’t mean I only eat alfalfa sprouts, boiled egg whites and kale.  In fact, being a dietitian has helped me balance and enjoy food, relax from food guilt, and celebrate the joy in living well – and there is nothing I enjoy more than helping you do the same.

So, to help you do this, I want to introduce you to a few of MY favorite RDs, who have made a mark for themselves on the web and in the social media world.  They make food fun, and science practical. And they would all be great dinner guests, too, if you ever have the opportunity!

Meet Regan Jones, MS, RD, blogger-extraordinaire and foodie master. Check out her websites and  And if you like the picture I posted today of Carrot and Hummus Rolls, you’ll find that one and many more on Healthy Aperture website.

Next, meet Holley Grainger, MS, RD, a lifestyle and culinary nutrition expert. Check out her live cooking videos from her website  And try some at home – she makes healthy eating fun and easy.

Finally, meet the dynamic RD duo from – Julie Upton, MS, RD, CSSD and Katherine Brooking, MS, RD.  One of the best blog sites I know for deciphering science into real-world, real-life info that you can actually do something with!  Hot topic in nutrition? No doubt these RDs will be blogging about it!

So, celebrate a few of my favorite RDs today with me. They love to receive comments (actually, so do I!) so if you enjoy what you read, share the love with your friends and family.  And next time you run into me, remember that I’m not a walking calculator (worked really hard to turn that thing off after college, in fact!) and I believe that loving food and living healthy can actually go hand-in-hand!

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