Gotham Nutrition

9 Sep

My sister Lindsay is now a Registered Dietitian. YEAH! Wait, what is that? Take it away Lindsay.

In today’s world, food and nutrition is a hot button topic that everyone seems to have something to say about.  In our everyday lives, we are confronted by various sources of health information everywhere we turn. On TV and in print we see celebrities selling weight loss products and endorsing a variety of programs and cleanses.  Fitness trainers and chefs can be equally vocal about the subjects of food and nutrition. So to be sure you are getting the best information from the right sources, I would like to clear up some common misconceptions about what a nutritionist is and how that may differ from a registered dietitian like myself.


According to the American Dietetic Association, “Some states have licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone using the designation “nutritionist,” but in other states, virtually anyone can call him- or herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training.” This is why I often introduce myself as an RD or registered dietitian. Here in North America a registered dietitian has to have earned a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the ADA’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Additionally RD’s must complete a year-long internship practice program at a health care facility which is typically a hospital, community agency or foodservice corporation.  Finally, RD’s must pass a national exam that varies by state. The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.

So the next time you are seeking the aid of a dietitian be sure to ask the right questions. Ask about the person’s background, are they certified and if so, by whom? Go on the internet and make sure they are certified by an accredited institution.

If you are seeking nutritional care look me up at www.gothamnutrition.com.

 My website has finally launched and you can also tweet me @gothamnutrition! I can help create a nutrition program to work with your lifestyle. From detailed meal plans, to kitchen clean-outs and personalized grocery lists we can work together to make all your fitness and health goals come true. I offer many services such as aiding with weight loss, overall health and wellness, childhood and adolescent nutrition, sports nutrition, eating for expectant mothers and special occasion preparation.

Peace, love and broccoli!

 Lindsay

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2 Responses to “Gotham Nutrition”

  1. laraine levy September 9, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I’m so proud of my two girls!
    xoxoxo
    Mom

  2. alison nakash September 9, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Go Lindsay go!!!

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